Limerick: April Fools, Indeed!

It started when my young love asked to wear lipstick to school…

I stared at him, gaping, then he said “APRIL FOOLS!”

So right from the start

I thought I’d take part

… But it seems writer’s block has decided to rule.


Fortunately, other bloggers have not had this quandary:

And Richard was cast in a blockbuster rom-com quite promptly

But this news was indeed

Intended to mislead

An April Fools tradition we’ll remember quite fondly. =)


It was announced that RAPS, Inc. will no longer Shrine for RA!

Fans shocked to discover Skarsgård instead reassigned for display.

As if we would drool…

No matter how cool!

CEO Guylty has much to answer for this day!


Then Perry broke the news about Richard’s new starring role:

He’ll play neither a knight, nor a monk with bald skull.

She let it be known

He’d been cast as a stone!

Though a precious relic, this particular script may be dull.


On to the news that has puzzled quite a tally:

Guillermo Del Toro to direct the Hannibal finale!

Oops, nevermind!

Mistake! Let’s rewind…

Find something else about which to rally.


Then Richard’s exhortations to keep it classy on Twitter!

His desire understandable, but some will surely titter…

Remember Bombur was “horny”

And other sketchy posts so corny?

How can we trust RA as the Twitter Babysitter?


I thought about spoofing this Twitter situation…

But when I sat down to write, my skills went on vacation!

I was left with a gimmick:

You guessed it- a limerick!

Which I’ll post, but with much reservation.





  1. Teuchter · April 1, 2015

    As usual your limerick tickled my funny bone and made me laugh much more than when being taken in by those April Fool posts. I was more than a little slow in the uptake today. A migraine in the forenoon didn’t help! 😦 So thanks for cheering me up!! 🙂


    • jholland · April 1, 2015

      Hope your headache is better, and glad my goofy efforts didn’t serve to make the headache any worse. =)

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Guylty · April 1, 2015

    This is brilliant. It’s like a special April Fool’s Day Round-up – and in rhyme. Great. And btw – what a great gem of a line your son delivered. Well, we know where he has it from… Thanks for the shout-out!!!

    Liked by 1 person

    • jholland · April 1, 2015

      Yes, he’s been quite the prankster all day! Sounds like he told a few tall tales at school today… spiders in the toilet and so on… =)

      Liked by 1 person

      • Guylty · April 2, 2015

        Sweet. That’s the way it should be!!!!


  3. Perry · April 1, 2015



  4. jholland · April 1, 2015

    Thanks, Perry!


  5. Servetus · April 1, 2015

    Love this one — internal as well as end of the line rhyme!

    And yeah, dick jokes. Well, I guess he won’t be doing that anymore!


    • jholland · April 1, 2015

      Yes, he’s not exactly a squeaky clean Twitter presence himself… which I love about him. How long will he be able to keep his own hashtags clean, I wonder. =)


  6. Gratiana Lovelace · April 1, 2015

    Very funny!


  7. jholland · April 1, 2015

    Thank you, Grati!


  8. linnetmoss · April 2, 2015

    Love this, especially the lipstick hoax and the prospect of a Skarsgård shrine 🙂 Thanks for starting my day off with a laugh!


    • jholland · April 3, 2015

      You’re welcome, Linnet! I do have to say, Skarsgård *is* somewhat shrine-worthy. Lol

      Liked by 1 person

      • linnetmoss · April 3, 2015

        He is utterly gorgeous! I don’t usually go for blond men–except for the Long Suffering Husband, and Skarsgård!


        • jholland · April 3, 2015

          Then Skarsgård is in distinguished company, isn’t he? =)


        • linnetmoss · April 3, 2015

          Yes indeed. Linnet’s Scandehoovian loves 🙂

          Liked by 1 person

  9. Hariclea · April 2, 2015

    oh what fun 🙂 and i like it when it is not just the kids joining in 🙂 your are always wonderful for a giggle 🙂


    • jholland · April 3, 2015

      Thanks, Hari! When in doubt, I do a limerick. Lol


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