[Limericks-n-Haiku] Limerick (Underwrought)

James Ertner

Gary's no pain in the bass,
No carping or anything crass.
I'll sing a tuna, you'll see:
"Don't worry, be crappie."
Seal later and now I'll pass.


On July 10, 2022, at 11:53 PM, Lars Hanson <parkersan2001@...> wrote:

No fisherman Gary of Hallock,
No horseman wary of paddock,
     Ne’er lacking a quip , 
     His opponents he’d whip —
That punster could harry a haddock.

At punning our Gary’s a bounder
A paronomasia astounder.
    And perish the thought
    He’s never been cod —
He’s leaving all others to flounder.



======================he’s who

On Jul 10, 2022, at 18:22, gary hallock via groups.io <gary=hallock.net@groups.io> wrote:

[in case anyone knows or notices, I have been more or less out of production with verses the last few months. I was diagnosed on May 17 with stage four lung cancer and have been a bit preoccupied. I am not wishing to initiate conversation here on this list about this but figured I’d give you some context because most of what I will be posting is related directly to my current struggles.]

I hope you’ll not find me at fault
If my lim’rick production should halt
For I am, just at present
In condition unpleasant
As my body is under assault

There are puns in my head by the score
And they still are quite tough to ignore
But since this has occurred
I have done so. Absurd!
A practice I greatly deplore

Oh gawd! This is worse than I thought
All my verses will soon be for naught
If I don’t deploy pun
How’ll you know when I’m done?
Under-written may be overwrought

Gary Hallock