Limerick Poems About History | History Limerick Poems
Poem Details | by Cheryl Hoffman |
Categories: history, humor, science,

Thomas Edison

Tom sat there eating the last of his bread,
wondering if the next day he'd get fed,
felt like a dumb cluck,
down on his luck,
till a light went off the top of his head


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Poem Details | by William Robinson |
Categories: funny, history, on writing and words,

Ahead of His Time

Young Shakespeare didst say to his tutor,
"Methinks I wouldst be much astuter,
And per chance, I wouldst say,
Mightest write a screen play,
If some fool wouldst invent the computer."

Poem Details | by Pat Adams |
Categories: flying, history, humor, silly, word play,

Making Airplanes

Making airplanes is Wichita's main thing
The worlds air capital, said Bing news last spring
Cessna, and Lear jet
Are great you can bet,
But there was a story about Boeing on Bing!

Poem Details | by Funom Makama |
Categories: football, life, soccer, sports,

For Football Fans

All emotions and hopes exchanging through a common fax
singing songs of victory and toasting a beer to relax
priding on a rich history
moving in one chemistry
mock us when we lose and face the inevitable axe.

Poem Details | by Thvia Shetley |
Categories: history

The Fall of Macbeth

March forth Macduff, your sword to smite. The head of a king for your requite! Ten years he has reigned with innocence feigned. Greed and slaughter his ultimate blight!

Poem Details | by John Smith |
Categories: history,


Robespierre, Danton and all of those 
crazy French revolution 'heroes' 
had thousands guillotined  
by La Machine that gleaned 
heads; then 'offed' their own midst their wild throes.

Poem Details | by Black Eyed Susan |
Categories: history,

Harriet Tubman - Maverick

Harriet Tubman helped free slaves
Determination gave her the strength 
To break the law
And have slaves crawl
Through tunnels to make their escape -
She risked her life every day

Added additional line at end

Poem Details | by Rico Leffanta |
Categories: america, confusion, funny, history, language, spoken word, woman,

The Boston Tea Party - 1773

An ancestor known as, "Miss Lottie"
Was a New York socialite "hottie"
To her lasting disgrace
She slapped Paul Revere's face
When he invited her to the p-ah-ty

Poem Details | by Robert L. Hinshaw |
Categories: history, humorous,

The Day the Granny Smith Apple Fell

When the apple dropped on Sir Newton's bean,

   He cursed naughty words making quite a scene!

      He was somewhat placated,

         When to him 'twas related,

            He'd found gravity, wholly unforeseen!

Robert LHinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
(c) 2015 All Rights Reserved

Poem Details | by T Wignesan |
Categories: history, Grandson,

Limerick: Once the Great Grandson of Queen Victoria

Limerick: Once the Great Grandson of Queen Victoria

Once the great grandson* of Victoria
Heir to the throne of tsarist Russia
Saved by “Doc” Rasputin
Killed by Lenin-Stalin
Lo! Heir to Queen Vic’s haemophilia!

    *Tsarevich Alexei of the Romanov royal house.
© TWignesan – Paris, 2013

Poem Details | by Richard Breese |
Categories: cheer up, cute, fish, fun, funny, giggle, humor,


all the reptiles gathered round

when elmer the frog hopped to town

never was history

croaked with such boastful glee

till from his pad he fell and drowned.

Poem Details | by Margaret Foster |
Categories: anniversary, history,

Bonfire Night

There once was a Fawkes name of Guy Whose dastardly plans went awry Now in November We still remember And take pleasure in watching him fry
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Poem Details | by Andrew Crisci |
Categories: anniversary, health, history, sad,

Ah, If Columbus

Ah, If Columbus had not sailed
for America: the new land,
cigarettes wouldn't kill
those feeling the chill...
many would be alive, not dead!

Poem Details | by Jack Ellison |
Categories: mystery,

Kamikaze Pilots

One of the greatest mysteries in the history of man Why kamikaze pilots wore helmets, they didn't give a damn For the Emperor, they cried They were prepared to die Unimaginable to us but for the glory of Japan

Poem Details | by John Smith |
Categories: history,

Lady Godiva

Coventry's Lady Godiva goes 
side saddle, naked from head to toes; 
her blonde hair down to there, 
and her bottom all bare, 
'cause farmers pay taxes through the nose.

Poem Details | by James Fraser |
Categories: family, history, inspirational, people, places, sea, war

Hardy By Name, Hardy By War

In History, Nelson fought the Spanish
This powerful Armada did vanish
My ancestor was in thrall
Kismet Hardy had a ball
No invasion, the infidels, banished

Poem Details | by Gerard Keogh Jr. |
Categories: history, introspection, political, recovery from...

Thieves Beneath Contempt.

Lining pockets with cash large and small,
Once found out, they return not one call.
But an amendment we need
to inflict on this breed
the same treatment that they give us all.

Poem Details | by Jeremy Henderson |
Categories: education


it seems like i study alot
and history most have forgot
if we never learn
our planet will burn
educationour only shot

Poem Details | by Funom Makama |
Categories: evil, life, violence, war,

War Zone Comprehended

Against humanity, history badly plot
creating a stain not easy to face the blot
humans really nefarious
misfortune ambidextrous
to schedule of events, massacre has a spot.

Poem Details | by Dane Ann Smith-Johnsen |
Categories: death, funny, history, son, son, , fate,

Thus, Fate Avengeth

Henry VIII desireth an heir.
Wife after wife, nary son hath wives bourne.
Thusly, he cut off each head.
Findeth a new wife instead.
His sole son hath been born from an affair.

Poem Details | by Gerard Keogh Jr. |
Categories: allegory, history, political, satire

As Lenin Once Infamously Said...

They are spending each last printed dollar.
They ignore us out here who still holler:
"Better tighten your belt,
 or what might be felt
 is the noose slipping under your collar."

Poem Details | by John Weber |
Categories: history, war

Creating Graves To Rob

Prescott Bush proved his moxie
as war-profiteer proxy
with brother Harriman
since shame can't bury them
when suggestions turn Nazi.

Poem Details | by Sara Kendrick |
Categories: funny, history,



Twin babies lifted very high
Beauties would draw many a sight
What if they sagged way down
Not good sight around town
Without lift they've gone awry

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Poem Details | by Jan Allison |
Categories: history, humorous,

Insane Reign

King George was feeling so sad His doctors said he was mad Despite his long rule He just looked a fool No wonder the poor man went mad 7th May 2015

Poem Details | by Jack Ellison |
Categories: baseball,

Jackie Robinson

This guy's been a baseball fanatic since I was ten Jackie Robinson was my hero, first man of colour back then History in the making He was shaking' and baking' Most teams weren't accepting but my Montreal Royals were..amen!