Want a chance to win one (1) of two (2) $25 gift cards to Seamus McCaffrey’s Irish Pub & Restaurant in the heart of Downtown? Just submit your very best Downtown-inspired (and clean) limerick. We’ll take entries all the way up until 2 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day (3/17) and announce a winner at 3 p.m. (Just in time for the winners to start their holiday with a pint or two of Guiness and some Shepherd’s Pie).
For the layperson, a standard limerick is a five-line poem (usually funny, or at least attempting to be) where Lines 1, 2 and 5 rhyme and contain 7-10 syllables and Lines 3 and 4 also rhyme but are a tad shorter in length, usually 5-6 syllables.
Here’s an example thrown together a few minutes ago:
There once was a man from Phoenix
Who couldn’t ever find his own Kleenex
His wife called him a louse
When he sneezed in her blouse
In the garbage sits the garment in a helix
Lame? You betcha, but you get the idea.
May the luck of the Irish be with you as you craft your Downtown limerick and please do keep them clean or run the risk of being disqualified.
You may also choose to submit your limerick on the Fans of Downtown Facebook page.