Limericks are special types of poems that follow a set pattern.They have only 5 lines and usually start with “There once was….” or something similar. The first, second and third lines rhyme and have 8 syllables. The third and fourth lines rhyme and have only 5 syllables.
Here are some limericks that Year 5 wrote about Pirates:
|There once was a pirate named Jill.
Who crashed her ship by a hill.
She fell out of a tree.
She grazed her knee.
That clumsy old pirate called Jill.
By Alex A
There once a pirate named Joe
Who sailed all the way to the snow
It was getting cold
All his jackets were sold
That dumb old pirate named Joe
by Chris PThere ones was a pirate named Rex,
He had a bird that pecks,
He fired his gun,
And had a lot of fun,
That silly old pirate named Rex.
There once was a pirate named Ted,
All day he�d sleep in bed,
His cat was fat,
His dog just sat,
That lazy and lonely Ted
There once was a pirate named Franklin
Who loved to chew on plankton
Until he got hit over the head
Then they shot him dead
That silly old pirate named Franklin
There once was a pirate named Izzy
And he was always busy
He fell off the ship
And broke his hip
That poor old pirate named Izzy
There once was a pirate Harry
Who hated a man called Larry
He went to the ships
And swayed his hips
That silly old pirate called Harry.
There once was a pirate called Bill
Who yesterday got very ill
The doctor came around
And didn�t hear a sound
From that sick old pirate called Bill
By Chris McMillanThere once was a pirate named Jack
Who had a broken back
He fell off his chair
And went into mid air
That poor old pirate called Jack
There once lived a captain Ben
His men were Jim and Glen
He fought for gold
Until he was old
That silly old captain Ben
By EliseThere once was a pirate named Moe,
Who was a silly old fellow,
He fell into the lake
and ripped his cape,
That silly old pirate named Moe.
There once was a pirate named Jack
Who fell and broke his back
He slept on a rack
He fell in a sack
That poor old pirate named Jack
By LucanThere was a pirate named Wayne
He loved to feel the pain
He wasn�t very smart
He got hit with a dart
That stupid old pirate named Wayne
There once was a pirate called Brad
Who had an old cat that is mad
He likes to rob
His friend is Bob
That dangerous pirate called Brad
By RaymondThere once was a pirate called Flynn
He did a really bad sin
He found a penny
Got a girlfriend called Jenny
That lucky old pirate called Flynn
There once was a pirate named Bill
His best friends name was Lil
He drank too much rum
His head began numb
That silly old pirate named Bill
By LyellThere once was a pirate named Jack,
Who liked to wear his big blak hat,
He looked overboard,
Then he was bald,
That stupid old pirate named Jack.
There once was a pirate named Mack,
He lived in a very big shack,
He went on a ship,
And did a big flip,
That silly old pirate named Mack.
by ErinThere once was a pirate named Hook,
Who was a really great cook,
He made apple pies,
With heaps of flies,
That silly old pirate named Hook.
There once was a pirate named Lee.
She once dislocated her knee,
She went to fly,
But instead she cried.
That silly old pirate named Lee.
There once was a pirate named Jack,
Who wore a tattoo on his back,
He absolutely loved to fight,
Believe it or not in the night,
That funny old pirate named Jack.
There once was a pirate named Plum
Who liked to suck his thumb
When he went to bed
The huge thumb went red
That silly old pirate named Plum