American country music singer and songwriter Garth Brooks at Croke Park, Dublin in 2014
Good news now for all who adore
Garth Brooks as three gigs are in store
And just wait and see
There’s a chance that he’ll be
Allowed to stay on for two more
Mexico’s Supreme Court has struck down laws prohibiting marijuana use but criminal penalties for possessing more than five grammes or selling the drug remain in place
Mexican judges agreed
That the people have a right to weed
But the country’s elite
Are dragging their feet
And not giving folk what they need
At Stringfellows Covent Garden in London
The taxman once reckoned a dancer
Was being a bit of a chancer
For claiming relief
On clothes that were brief
But the judge gave a much better answer
Mr Davis has weathered attacks
From remoaning political hacks
Now he’ll set out his stall
And assure one and all
That life won’t end up like Mad Max
The folk at DSPCA,
Have something important to say,
A dog makes you smile,
For a brief, fleeting while,
But afterwards throw it away.
A statue called Molly Malone,
On Facebook just cannot be shown,
They reckon her chest,
Which ranks with the best,
Is something they will not condone.
Today marks three years of ‘A Limerick A Day’ by poet, author and comedian John Moynes (above).
On July 16, 2012, with a thoughful meditation on former Health Minister James Reilly, John began reporting the day’s leading events through the medium of five-line anapestic meter.
While some derided John as the ‘Charlie Manson of scansion’, A Limerick A Day has gone on to become a cherished moment in the 24-hour news cycle for lovers of current affairs and poetry alike. Thank you John from everyone at the ‘sheet.
To celebrate three years of limericks why not wish John many happy returns with a birthday ‘rick?
‘Too pale’ Grace Wain, refused entry to Abu Dhabi.
It seems that now gingers can’t fly,
On a passenger jet in the sky,
They won’t let you in,
If you’ve got pale skin,
But even the docs can’t see why.
George Ferguson saw nothing wrong,
With planting the folk from Hong Kong,
By the shores of Lough Foyle,
But he made some blood boil,
And the answer he got was quite strong.
The hard-working broadcaster Pat,
Has enraged people who believe that,
He said Donegal folks,
Were all lazy yokes,
But they’re tired now, they’ll leave it at that.
(Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland)