american west limerick


Out west lived horse thief, Billy Rio

who holed-up at Ranch Armadillo

till the cavalry came

shot a slug with his name

now Bill’s buried below lone saguaro



Old Tucson Studios, AZ               photo by lynn

24 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Victoria C. Slotto
    May 05, 2016 @ 13:34:27

    You would love visiting some of the old cemeteries here in Nevada–Virginia City, not far from me–“Hung, Horse Thief.” etc. That one is said to be haunted.


  2. lillian
    May 05, 2016 @ 08:19:54

    Oh I do love a limerick to start my day! Smiling I am and tipping the last drop of this first cup to you! 🙂 Good one!


  3. whimsygizmo
    May 04, 2016 @ 22:03:15

    I was gonna write you a return limerick, but I see Glenn beat me to it. 😉
    I was delighted by this! And by Glen’s response, too.


  4. Bryan Ens
    May 04, 2016 @ 21:55:51

    A fun take on the prompt! Nice to see something a bit lighter!


  5. Mish
    May 04, 2016 @ 18:48:39

    Love it! A fun stop along the trail. 🙂


  6. Misky
    May 04, 2016 @ 14:42:49



  7. writersdream9
    May 04, 2016 @ 14:13:17

    Love this. I usually shy away from limericks but I like yours!


  8. Patti
    May 04, 2016 @ 13:15:03

    Clever! I love it!


  9. Linda Kruschke
    May 04, 2016 @ 13:10:38

    Poor Billy! Shot dead AND subjected to being the character of a limerick. What a terrible fate, though the limerick was great.


  10. Grace
    May 04, 2016 @ 11:30:57

    I love your limerick response Lynn!


  11. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    May 04, 2016 @ 11:08:04

    What a great set of rhymes.. Limericks ain’t easy..


  12. Sanaa Rizvi
    May 04, 2016 @ 10:11:05

    Excellent limerick Lynn ❤ ❤


  13. Glenn Buttkus
    May 04, 2016 @ 09:22:17

    I love it when a poet is so bold,
    a limerick appears, humor is gold,
    & levity takes on a feel of regal,
    in flight like a wild seagull,
    fun coming in from the cold.


    • lynn__
      May 04, 2016 @ 10:44:07

      Delighted by your response…Thanks, Glenn. (I was feeling rather “silly” for writing this after reading so many serious posts on the theme.).


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