Ladies and gentlemen, the results of the Knatolee's World DUCK LIMERICK CONTEST are in!
DRUM ROLL PLEASE!
The winners are:
F I R S T P L A C E
Pear Tree Log
An opera singer called Marty
Was invited to sing at Duck's party
Love blossomed, and died
When he took Duck aside
She learned that he was a castrati!
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S E C O N D P L A C E
Little Blue Mouse
A big strapping drake did confess
That in secret he liked to cross-dress
He did it at night
Without any light
So his make-up was always a mess!
T H I R D P L A C E
Jams O' Donnell
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A handsome Cairina moschata
did yearn for an inamorata
but a fatal attraction
and an over-reaction
means how he is duck chipolata
Congratulations Pear Tree Log, Little Blue Mouse and Jams O'Donnell! If you will email me your snail-mail addresses, I will send you your prizes. (Jams, I think I still have yours from when you won the Hen Haiku contest!)
In addition, Pear Tree Log has also won the honour of naming one of the new boy or girl ducklings! Let me know if you want to name a boy or a girl, and when I am sure of their sexes, I will show you pics and you can choose which duckling you want to name. If you want to name one after yourself, go right ahead. :)
The judging was contentious and spirited, and as soon as I have some time to edit the 20 minutes of raw footage, I will have a very amusing video to post for you all. Thanks for all the fantastic submissions!
There are some HONOURABLE MENTIONS as well:
Is Hollywood lacking in pluck?
They spend millions on movies that suck
So why don't they give me
The ultimate turkey
A sequel to Howard the Duck!
In this contest I'm bound to partake
Some wondrous wise poem create
While ducks are the topic
I'm slightly myopic
Is their Patron Saint Francis Drake?
By Nance at Mature Landscaping (and one of my personal favourites!):
There once was a duck with portfolio
Who despaired at the Dow Jones imbroglio.
He cried, "If I buy stocks
from the Sachs and the Kochs,
Does it mean that I , too, have no soul-io?
And Cognitive Dissenter gets the Bleeding Feather Award because she wrote a great limerick about the duckling cannibalism nonsense that went on last year:
Hannibal Duck had no teeth
Said "Thee how my pinfeather bleedth."
Amy said, "You taste nice!"
And he yelled, "Jethuth Chritht!
Thomebody call the po-leeth!"
To top it all off, Ronna baked the most magnificent duck cake for the occasion:
Inside it was checkerboard chocolate and vanilla. WOW!!
If you want to see more of her amazing cakes, visit and like her Ronna's Cakebook page.
Thank you everybody for the fantastic poetry and big congrats to all the winners!
PS: If you're wondering what chipolata is, click here!