Tirami Sue. A double limerick…
“Oh, mercy!” cried out little Tirami Sue.
“With this sissy name, what’s a merboy to do?
I’ve got lady fingers, a high-pitched voice, too!
My favorite color’s light pink–not dark blue!”
A merman named Ethel
Replied, “Brother Beth’ll
Show you how to wrethle
A thea-going vethel
And thcare half to death a tho-called fearleth crew!
Your name won’t dethert you, but–cough!–you’ll pull through!”
© 2014 David E. Miller
A lisping Ethel Merman? Stroke of Limerick genius David!
Best wishes, Pete.
Genius, I don’t know. But I’m sure it’s the only limerick ever written that combines Johnny Cash’s song, “A Boy Named Sue,” with a lisping merman, a famous actress/singer, and tiramisu (ladyfingers dipped in coffee [cough!]). As always, I appreciate your comments, Pete!