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Cooking Is A Scam

A Limerick Poem

By Dharrsheena Raja SegarranPublished about a year ago Updated 2 months ago 1 min read
Top Story - March 2023
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Cora has a recipe book

She used it all the time to cook

She cooks for hours

Her husband devours

And swiftly turns it into poop


A limerick is a humorous five-line poem with just one stanza. Limericks have an AABBA rhyme scheme and a bouncy rhythm. The subject matter of a limerick is often whimsical and funny.

Limericks all follow the same structure and pattern which sets them apart from other poetic forms and makes them easily identifiable.

  • A limerick consists of five lines arranged in one stanza.
  • The first, second and fifth lines must rhyme and have 7 to 10 syllables.
  • The third and fourth lines must rhyme and only have 5 to 7 syllables.
  • The rhythm of a limerick is anapestic, which means two unstressed syllables are followed by a third stressed syllable.
  • The first, second, and final line each have three anapests—da dum da da dum da da dum.
  • The third and fourth lines have two anapests-—da dum da da dum.

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  • M. Leeabout a month ago

    😂😂😂 this is too funny!! 😊

  • Susan Fourtané2 months ago

    Hilarious! :D Yes, hours of cooking and in a few minutes it's gone. It's not worth the effort and the time investment. All my "cooking" is adaptations. I invest less time and use less ingredients. Cooking simplified. :)

  • Oh my hehehe 😂😂😂

  • Penelope Jane5 months ago

    TIL about limericks 🙂 Your poem made me laugh

  • Berry Driven7 months ago

    Yeah, I guess it is a scam in the "end". hahaha

  • Denise E Lindquist7 months ago

    My son has always been so regular and right after eating he has to poop.😂 When he was a little guy he would sit on the stoop and talk about his poop and all of the snoop going on about his poop. He would sing in the bathroom, and people would comment and smile and some would laugh, and he always wondered why they were so amazed by poop.

  • The fact cooking takes hours and eating takes only few minutes is a mystery to me.

  • Darkos7 months ago

    Haha 😅 ! Lol !

  • Gerard DiLeo7 months ago

    Not only a funny limerick, for which I'm a sucker, but scatological to boot! You checked ALL the boxes on this one.

  • Alexander McEvoy8 months ago

    This was very funny! Cooking for myself is terrible, but I quite enjoy cooking for other people

  • Jenny Huynh8 months ago

    Haha unexpected twist. Nicely done 👍

  • Veronica Coldiron8 months ago


  • Oof 😂 I’ve just recently begun to enjoy cooking but it is hard to see hours of work disappear so quickly. Nice capture of that!

  • Real Poetic10 months ago

    🤣🤣 Great poem!

  • Mihail Ionescu10 months ago

    The clever rhyme scheme and unexpected twist at the end brought a big smile to my face. Your playful and witty words showcased your creativity beautifully. Thanks for sharing this delightful piece of humor with us!

  • Heather N King11 months ago

    LOL! This poem fully encapsulates my feelings about cooking. Very well done!

  • Pauline Fountain11 months ago

    Bahahaha! Mastering the technique AND hilarious! At the time of my read 111 hearts (plus 1 from me) and I’ll be the 86th comment. Like WOW!!! My vote = WINNER! A wonderful demonstration of your creativity yet again yet again. I can’t wait to have a weekend and kick back on my balcony garden and read all your writing, Pauline 💖🌸

  • Donna Fox (HKB)11 months ago

    This was a wonderful and hilarious limerick! Nicely done Dharrsheena!

  • L.C. Schäfer12 months ago

    🤣🤣🤣 I never thought of it like that 😀🤣😅

  • Linda Rivenbarkabout a year ago

    Oh, Wow! That is genius!

  • Jess Boyesabout a year ago

    Ha hahaha, this is great! Loved it 🥰😂

  • Shadow Jamesabout a year ago

    Get I’d job! Here’s the link to mine. I him e you like it. It’s first time writing a limerick for me. lol https://vocal.media/poets/the-liar-k73wa0a7w

  • Denise Larkinabout a year ago

    Loved your words.

  • 96-Zest Doeabout a year ago

    Haha, I love it

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