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Unit 1
There was a young boy named Graham Rodham –
Well, there was before Kilogram shot him,
He killed one gram, then four,
Then one thousand more,
Killed a kilo before someone caught him!

Unit 2
On the corner lived old Isaac Newton,
And it seemed that his wife did not suit him.
No diamond nor joule
Could salvage the fool;
I think maybe one day she'll shoot him.

Unit 3
And much to historic delight,
Here's a tale of brute strength and great might,
For in 1803
Was the War of Degree
Betwixt Celsius and Fahrenheit.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.




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Darcy152 said...
Sep. 4 at 9:44 pm
I loved how this poem kept so true to the traditional limerick with its humour and rhyme! So hilarious! Keep it up! I would be awesome if you could read my work and give me some feedback!
 
kimishotthemoon said...
Jun. 11, 2011 at 2:05 pm

Wow. Best limerick I've read toda. You really stuck with the limerick scheme. So witty; I want to read it over and over again!

My favorite part was the play on words with gram (Graham) and then the mention of kilo instead of a thousand. Another favorite of mine was "diamond nor joule."

And War of Degree! Brilliant!

 

 
vestling92 This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
Jun. 14, 2011 at 12:50 pm
Thank you so much! I really appreciate that.
 
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