Limerick: Young man from old Surrey


This rhyme scheme has most likely been used somewhere before (haven’t they all?), but unless I’m channeling some poet long dead, this one is original with me.

There was a young man from old Surrey,
Who got in great haste, and a hurry,
His house was all warm, but he left in the storm,
To death he did freeze in the flurry.

Is there a lesson here? Haste makes waste? Impetuousness of youth? Wear your scarf and galoshes?

BTW, I did a number of limericks on the site a while back. Check them out.

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