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The Student Nurse; A Limerick

Jo has been an ITU nurse at the London North West NHS Trust for 14 years. She obtained her RN at University College London Hospital.

Most of my poems have been a little gloomy recently, to lighten things up a bit I decided to try a funny limerick.

This is my very first attempt at writing a Limerick, inspired by Mhatter, I decided to give it a try. I hope you like it, the limerick is based on one of many tales told when I was a student nurse.

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The Student Nurse


There once was a young student nurse

Who heard everything in reverse

So eager to please

Till the doc intercede

No no, I said prick his boil, nurse

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For the Poet Mhatter


There once was a man named Mhatter

A consummate poet and jester

He writes to impress

And this I must stress

Don't ever mess with the master

Comments

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on June 17, 2016:

Graham, it is always a pleasure to see you. I'm well chuffed to know that you enjoyed the poems, but, alas, HP appears to have lost their sense of humour. So, no, I haven't written any naughty limericks lately. ;) Best wishes, I hope all is well with you.

Graham Lee from Lancashire. England. on June 16, 2016:

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Hi Jo. Both are excellent and your tribute is well founded. However I have to congratulate you on the last line of 'The student nurse' it made me smile and then roar with laughter. A real touch of innocent fun. Any more?

Graham.

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on July 18, 2015:

Hi Shyron, I haven't written a Limrick in quite a while, but I did enjoy writing these. Thank you for being so very kind.

I hope your hubby enjoyed his breakie. Always lovely to see you. I hope you're having a terrific day my friend.

Blessings always.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on July 18, 2015:

Jo, this was so funny I laughed so loud, I woke my hubby, now I have to go make his breakfast.

Keep up the limericks you are good.

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on March 07, 2015:

Hi Lawrence, thank you so much for reading this one, I wrote it some time ago, glad to see it can still raise a smile. :)

I'll be over to yours in the morning, just off to bed. Take care and my best to you.

Lawrence Hebb from Hamilton, New Zealand on March 07, 2015:

I loved it! Keep writing them (please)

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on January 14, 2015:

amazmerizing, no need to be scared, that nurse most probably went on to become an exceptionally capable nurse.

However, that patient had a real close shave. ;) great to see you, have a lovely day.

amazmerizing from PACIFIC NORTHWEST, USA on January 13, 2015:

OMG this is great!!! a little scary too! TFS ;)

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on January 06, 2015:

Hi Ghaelach, I think you're right, peachpurple, bless her, must have got me and Martin a bit mixed up. I'm just glad she took the time to look up this old limerick. I was thinking about Martin myself, I haven't seen his work on HP lately so I took a look on G+, looks like he is still posting his poems, so I guess he is OK. Really nice to see you, all the best for 2015

Ghaelach on January 06, 2015:

Morning Joe.

I'm not sure what to laugh at, the Limerick of the nurse or your reply to peachpurple's comment. Peachpurle is probably getting mixed up with you showing Martin's photo with the tribute to the master of the Limerick. Sadly we don't see him any more, at least not on HP. I've seen him around on other sites thought.

Take care Joe, have a nice day and say hello to my homeland for me.

Ghaelach

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on January 05, 2015:

Hi peachpurple, I like to have a little fun now and again, life can sometimes get too serious. Thank you for checking this out and for making me smile, I've been called many things before, but never a fella. ;)

peachy from Home Sweet Home on January 05, 2015:

oh, you sure are a funny fella! What else do you have in store?

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on December 08, 2014:

Shyron, sorry about the doldrums, :( glad I got you laughing again.:)

This is no time to be feeling down, wrap up warm, get out there and give that plastic a bashing.

Take care now, my best always.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on December 07, 2014:

Jo, LOL, I needed a good laugh and this is just the medicine.

Thank you dear Jo, you have cured my Doldrums.

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on June 04, 2014:

Hi Marcoujor, I see you've found my little Limerick poems. they were fun to do, such a pity short poems don't do so well anymore. I'm so glad it made you smile. Have a wonderful day and my best as always.

Maria Jordan from Jeffersonville PA on June 04, 2014:

This is a universal subject with an adorably funny twist!

Your limerick is a smile maker. Voted UP & all across the board.

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on November 16, 2013:

Devika, So glad you enjoyed it! :)

Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on November 16, 2013:

The Student Nurse; A Limerick a great read with such a hilarious few lines oh my word!

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 01, 2013:

Hello Prasoline, lovely to see you!.. so glad you've enjoy it, and I'm very much appreciate you stopping by and commenting.

Prasanna Marlin from Sri lanka on August 01, 2013:

Its Very funny, Thanks for sharing.

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on July 17, 2013:

Hello Man of strength, glad you enjoyed this....Martin is too good, I had to take my hat off to him :).

Your visit and comment much appreciated.

Man of Strength from Orlando, Fl on July 17, 2013:

Hi tobusiness,

That was funny, poor guy. I too, was inspired by MHatter to try limericks. Voted up and funny.

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on July 01, 2013:

Thank you Vinaya, much appreciated, Martin is indeed the master. :)

Vinaya Ghimire from Nepal on June 30, 2013:

Mhatter is the king of limerick on HP.

You have nicely followed his footsteps. I loved your work.

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on February 22, 2013:

rajan, much appreciated.:).

Rajan Singh Jolly from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar, INDIA. on February 22, 2013:

Very funny! And enjoyable. Thanks for sharing.

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on January 29, 2013:

girishpuri, appreciate the visit and comment, many thanks.

Girish puri from NCR , INDIA on January 28, 2013:

A beautiful fun limerick....God bless.

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on January 03, 2013:

Alan. a a ah... yes!.... the good old day, when nurses and junior doctors actually had time for forty winks. Loved the ditties.:). A Happy New Year to you too.

Alan R Lancaster from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire) on January 02, 2013:

A nurse I know well went to bed -

Hearing tractor engines in her head,

She sat up quickly and saw

It was an MD being a bore,

So she slept in the generator room instead!

[Happy New Year in arrears],

AL

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on January 02, 2013:

Gaelach, thank you for this lovely comment, this was my first adventure into Limerick land. Martin is very supportive, bless him, I must go take a look at his Putt-Putt :).

Ghaelach on January 02, 2013:

Happy New Year Jo.

Where the hell was I four months ago, when you publish this limerick.

Just read Martin's Putt-Putt limerick, and spotted this one of your's.

Great and I think Martin will give you full marks for work as a student in the field of limericks.

LOL Ghaelach

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on November 04, 2012:

Coffeegginmyrice, thank you for stopping by. Yes, Mhatter really is the master when it comes to limericks, a good place to start if you want to learn.

Marites Mabugat-Simbajon from Toronto, Ontario on November 04, 2012:

Cool, tobusiness! Don't just Mhatter inspire us with his amazing Limericks! I got encouraged to try it too and I owe it from Mhatter, my Master!

p.s. tobusiness, I always choke up with your hilarious cartoons!

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on November 01, 2012:

alan, my... you do get around; the limericks, I generally do while walking the dog, night shifts on my ITU at the moment is none stop action, definitely not conducive to creative thinking. Thanks again.

Alan R Lancaster from Forest Gate, London E7, U K (ex-pat Yorkshire) on November 01, 2012:

So this is what you get up to on the night shift. Keep it on the boil, and don't mind the p***k behind you with the clipboard!

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 28, 2012:

Michelle , thank you for reading this, it's a little naughty but fun, I 'm glad you enjoyed it. Take care now

Michelle Liew from Singapore on August 28, 2012:

I am howling like Bill too, Tobusiness. Funny to the maximum! Please keep writing these, because I'll be reading!!

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 21, 2012:

Thank you Lesley, This is a bit on the rude side, but you got to have a laugh, don't you?

Movie Master from United Kingdom on August 21, 2012:

Fantastic Jo - loved your limerick!!

A big vote up from me:-)

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 13, 2012:

Hi Faith, I'm so glad you liked this, Mhatter is a touch more subtle, I only wanted to see if I could actually write a Limerick, happy to cause a bit of a giggle. Bless.

Faith Reaper from southern USA on August 13, 2012:

Really funny and great!!! Mhatter is awesome too, just like you. In His Love, Faith Reaper

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 13, 2012:

Ruchira, these days I'm not so sure, :) Nice to see you, Much appreciated.

All my best to you.

Ruchira from United States on August 12, 2012:

haha...I am sure you are a better nurse.

Sure, I agree with Mhatter is a master :)

many votes!!

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 10, 2012:

Blossom, I love you sense of fun, what is life without the occasional laugh? thank you for the visit and comment. Hope you're having a marvelous day.

Bronwen Scott-Branagan from Victoria, Australia on August 10, 2012:

What a lovely change and how great to have a good laugh. Thank you.

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 10, 2012:

Thanks Jamie, things are fine here in sunny Luton, I'm just about to do some work in the garden. Someone once said 'laughter is the best medicine' I 'm so glad you enjoyed this,

Jamie Lee Hamann from Reno NV on August 09, 2012:

Very nice. I laughed out loud. Thank you for sharing. I hope everything is well. Jamie

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 09, 2012:

Integrity, nice to see you, thanks for stopping by and I'm glad you liked my limerick.

IntegrityYes on August 09, 2012:

HAH-HAH! I voted up.

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 09, 2012:

Thank you Kashmir, much appreciated

Thomas Silvia from Massachusetts on August 09, 2012:

A very beautiful and fun limerick, well done !

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 09, 2012:

Max, thank you very much for the beautiful comment and encouragement.

You are such a breath of fresh air, take care of yourself. All the best from me.

BeyondMax from Sydney, Australia on August 09, 2012:

Awe, Jo! This is simply adorably awesome! It's a true success =))) I knew it'd a piece of cake to you, never doubt about it!

PS. And no! Your poems are never gloomy. I disagree. They are thoughtful and deep, impressive and emotional, even overwhelming in the best possible way. But, hey! Never gloomy. =)

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 09, 2012:

Unknown, many thanks for the lovely comment, very much appreciated. I'll have to see what else I can put together, maybe not so rude, I wouldn't wish to offend the more delicate flowers on HP.

My best to you

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 09, 2012:

Mhatter, thank you for the kiss, however it is much too sweet, so I'm sending it right back to you, with bells on. xxx :-))

DragonBallSuper on August 09, 2012:

Hahaha!!! You've written an excellent limerick JO! More limericks to come!

Martin Kloess from San Francisco on August 08, 2012:

Take this comment to that someone special and exchange it for a kiss. how sweet. thanks. :-)...

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 08, 2012:

Wetnose, so glad you liked it, many thanks and all the best.

wetnosedogs from Alabama on August 08, 2012:

Great funny work.

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 08, 2012:

girishpuri

Frank

Josh

Thank you all so very much, I'm glad you liked this. Visit and comments well appreciated

Girish puri from NCR , INDIA on August 08, 2012:

funny, you make my day....lol

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 08, 2012:

Billy, I hope he doesn't mind, glad you liked it and many thanks.

Joshua Zerbini from Pennsylvania on August 08, 2012:

Jo,

I must say I am rather impressed at this being your first limerick! If you hadn't stated it, I would of not known! Great job Jo!

Jo Alexis-Hagues (author) from Lincolnshire, U.K on August 08, 2012:

Reynold Jay, welcome and thank you so much for the encouragement, and no, I'm not from Bay City, I'm across the pond, City of Luton, Bedfordshire England and sending all my best to you.

Reynold Jay from Saginaw, Michigan on August 08, 2012:

Funny and are you from Bay City? I'm located in Saginaw. I enjoyed this very much. I like that cartoon too. Keep up the great HUBS. I gotta give this an Up ONE AND FUNNY FUNNY FUNNY. I'm now your fan!

Bill Holland from Olympia, WA on August 08, 2012:

I am howling at your limerick....terribly funny!

And I agree, Mhatter is the master, but you are a worthy student! :)

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