I have a contagious disease;
It’s bringing me down to my knees.
I’ll probably die;
It’s no secret why:
I’ve caught the plague from my dog’s fleas.

Limerick © 2020 by Magical Mystical Teacher
More Writers’ Weekly Scribblings #9 at Poets and Storytellers United


Posted on March 4, 2020, in light verse, limerick and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. Lisa at Greenbow

    This does hit home what with the Corona virus going around.

  2. Loves me some Limerick, yes’m I do.

    I had a dog once. It was delicious!

    I tried not to eat my friend’s pets
    I was hungry as anyone gets
    When I ran out of rats
    I started on cats
    but the poodle was tastiest yet

    Great work, Teach!

    • magicalmysticalteacher

      A book of limericks from you would be a feast for my inner beast! 🙂

      On Wed, Mar 4, 2020 at 5:24 AM Magical Mystical Teacher wrote:


  3. You know what? I had completely forgotten that fleas can carry plague. Read and learn…

  4. Surprise ending – but al too possible once upon a time.

  5. Ah yes, fleas have the tendency to carry plague. A timely and poignant write.

  6. This takes me back to WW2 times in the UK when as a child I knew that almost everyone had nothing because of rationing except a few of the kids at school…who had fleas!

  7. Oh, to spread the limerick instead of the plague.

  8. Your limericks always put a smile on my face


  9. Tsk you’ve mixed up your plagues. You don’t need to sprinkle yourself with holy water and wear the garlic for this one:)

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