Sunburn Limerick

Sunburn Limerick
Sunburn Limerick



As swimmers our clothing is smaller

even worse for those standing taller

more skin surface in sun

without sunblock you’re done,

from friendly public service caller.


A burn of a fellow named Randall

shot sparks like fire from Roman Candle

his red back in demand

for the color was grand

but he found it too hot to handle.


There is a young man named bob

who explained to his friends with a sob

my butt cheeks are red

there’s no more to be said

when I reach for the bathroom doorknob.


So my daughter she finds it funny

to go outside when it is sunny

and not wear her sunblock

to try to play with luck

she won’t burn if I offer money.


Once a younger lady at Tahoe

who forgot to sunblock for a row

now she’s red as lobster

a color that’s obscure

yet will make her stand out for the show.


There is a young man born her brother

who just sat in the sun beside her

now his back is in pain

how like stripped candy cane

each new red spot is bound to blister.


They head home with new “oohs” and “aahs”

a new pain from the sun is the cause

this will take time to heal

within days it will peel

it is hard to resist with our paws.


So there’s nothing funny about burns

when our humor is least of concerns

thanks to you anapest

I hope giggles protest

as our laughter, it slowly returns.


There are those who will be offended

those who have been recently reddened

I just want to help out

cause your smile is a pout

when your life, due to burn, seems ended.


Then your skin seems to peel in the night

when your position is never right

you befriend Aloe Plant

your lotion never scant

you will stand, never give up the fight.

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My name is Jamie Lee Hamann and I have a passion for writing short fiction and poetry. I started writing for TCE around 2015 and since then I have finished seven collections of poetry and plans for more. I currently live in Lemmon Valley NV with my family. If you desire to find my other work on the internet feel free to stop by my website The website offers articles on poetry, poems, and links to all my other writing.

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