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Sunday, May 23, 2004

More cicada limericks



There once was a cicada named Ree
She lived up in our favorite tree
She laid her eggs
And now she begs
For apples that grow in our tree

Beth Gavin
Grade 7

 

There once was cicada named Mitch
Who lived in a big dirty ditch
he wallowed in mud
Knee deep in the crud
And suddenly he started to twitch

Daniel Hicks
Grade 7

 

There once was gigantic brood
They all were so terribly rude
They swarm in masses
And splatter your glasses
I wonder would they be good food!
Andy Dalton
Grade 7

 

There once was a cicada named Bob
Who made his home beneath a small log
A beaver came ’round
and Knocked the log down
Then he was eaten by a big hog

Autumn Hempfling
Grade 7

 

There was a cicada named Bill
Who lived by a six-foot tall hill
He took a flight
He crashed that night
Poor Bill is six foot under a hill
Chas Brashears
Grade 7

 

There was a cicada named Jane
Her age required a cane
Her wings were all wrinkled
When she moved they crinkled
She was washed away by the rain

Dustin Bauer
Grade 7

 

There was brood of cicadas
They ate all of my tomatas
Their buzz is loud
I hate their loud sound
I wish they’d go to Barbados

Jenny Leibrook
Grade 7

 

You hear the cicadas are coming?
That they will be constantly humming?
That’s good news for me
Because, well, you see
My grandpa’s loud snoring ain’t funny

Jacquelyn Brice
Grade 7

 

The annoying cicadas are coming
They are buzzing and banging and humming
They make a lot of noise
Like a bunch of wild boys
Sounding like they are strumming and drumming
Leah Ginn
Grade 7

 

There once was a cicada named Bob
Who loved to just rob, rob, rob, rob
Then he went to Thriftway
And stole all the bug spray
Now everyone fears the robbing Bob

Cody Hansell
Grade 7

 

Up and down, they’re everywhere
Right and left, they’re in your hair!
Swarm by swarm
One more is born
Sometimes things aren’t always fair!

Alyssa Ruffier
Grade 7

 

The cicadas all came around
I want them to get out of town
I wish they would dive
Right in a bee hive
Because no one wants them around

Steven Wagner
Grade 7

 

There was a cicada named John
who sang a quite bothersome song
He sang this little song
’ till his wife came along
They did a dance, then they were gone

Michelle Cull
Grade 8

 

There was a cicada named Kyle
Who sat in my yard for awhile
I stomped on the ground
He flew all around
So I sat back down with a smile

Jessica Selby
Grade 8

There once was a man from Malaya
He saw what he thought was a cicada
He gave it a pat
And soon after that
The cicada put him on a plate with tomata

Carl Quint
Loveland

 

There was a cicada named Fred
Who went into somebody’s shed
He fell off a ledge and got hurt
And then he met his friend Burt
And then flew into a bed

Michael Louis
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada named Kyle
He wanted to fly for a mile
Then he found a cicada lady
Who just said “Ahoy there me matey”
But a minute later, Kyle left Ohio

Danin Simskav
Loveland

 

There was a cicada that ate as he pleased
What did he eat? Just peas
He ate and he ate and became very fat
He looked not like a cicada but more like a bat
All I have to say for this cicada is “Geez all Wheeze!”

Eric Bauer
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada that went to the Nile
There he met a big crocodile
But all he did was paint
So the croc threw the paint in a pile

Henry Howard
Loveland

 

There was a sad cicada named Mad
He always was so very sad
So when it came time to come out
He just wanted to shout
When he went out he saw a lad

Lindsey Wittmer
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada that was a true fellow
His name was Fred and he was purple and yellow
He has a friend and his name is Curt
He likes to burrow into the dirt
And when Fred comes from the ground he says hello!

Jordan McNally
Loveland

 

There was a cicada named Burt
He was very, very hurt
So he made an underground home
When he awoke he was in Rome
And then he started to flirt

Sasha Henline
Loveland

 

There once was an old cicada
Who always loved data
He loved data because it was true
Sometimes he ate oldman stew
And he always put in a potata!

Brooke Anderson
Loveland

 

There was a cicada named Bob
Who didn’t have a job
He walked through the street
Because he had nothing to eat
And all he could do was sob!

Andrew Albert
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada named Kurt
The rain really did hurt
He asked for a cover
So he could hover
And wouldn’t have to hide in the dirt.

John McDowell
Loveland

 

There was a cicada named Kurt
He likes to play in the dirt
He liked to cook
And he liked to look
So that made him quite a flirt

Sinjin
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada named Joe
Joe had a really big toe
When he went out to eat
They thought it was neat
That Joe ordered a HoHo!

Max Flannery
Loveland

 

Once there was a cicada named Burt
He had a brother named Kurt
They swang
And they sang
And Kurt liked to flirt

Alex Taylor
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada named Bob
He didn’t have a job
He had not hair
Just like a chair
He was a very big slob!

Jarron Talbot
Loveland

 

There once was a hungry cicada
He really wanted a tomata
So at once he had a hunch
That he would stop and eat lunch
He then ended up with a potata

Bryce Clawson
Loveland

 

I’d like to have a stick
I promise I’ll be very quick
To whack the cicadas all day long
I’ll act like I’m good old King Kong
I promise I’ll whack them all sick.

Brooke Weber
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada named Kurt
He buzzed with a girl he did flirt
But when the girl bug said no
He found more on the go
And my ears they still really hurt!

Kayla Mitchell
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada that loved to dance
All he would do is jump and prance
He wore fashionable clothes
And a ring on his nose
But he ended up wetting his pants

Stefanie Dever
Loveland

 

There was a cicada that emerged from the dirt
Boy, his wings they really did hurt
He took them for a spin
He flew of with the wind
Til he met up with his old friend Kurt

Austin Dewees
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada named Bob
He really wanted a job
He tried to find
A job he could shine
But instead ate corn on the cob

Julian Gaudio
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada named Burt
Who burrowed way down in the dirt
The cicada did complain
Why did it have to rain?
For the ears of my friends he did hurt

Lauren Terry
Loveland

 

There was a cicada named Lee
Who lived in an old oak tree
He fell on his back
Which landed on a tack
But it wasn’t a tack, but a bee

Amy Kamperman
Loveland

 

Kayla was girl who was mean
She was a cicada-destroying machine
She wanted to pop off its head
Making him so very dead
That’s why I am looking so green

Becca Pattillo
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada that was cool
And he likes to swim in his hip-hop pool
The cicada put on his swimsuit that had glitter
After he put on his suit he started to jitter
So all the bugs just said “he’s a fool”

Chase Monroe
Loveland

 

There was a cicada named Bubby
And he was really chubby
When he tried to get through the door
He was stuck panting on the floor
And now he’s too tubby

Kyle Burton
Loveland

 

There once was a lonely cicada
She was hungry so she ate a potata
She saw someone inside
So she thought she should hide
But instead she said, “Hi, I’m a cicada”

Sam Bowdler
Loveland

 

There was a cicada named Bob
All he would do was sob
He went to bet
And covered his head
And never ate corn on the cob

Courtney Rump
Loveland

 

There was a cicada named Bill
He had a friend named Phil
Bill was also very mean
Even a little bit keen
Bill also escaped from a drill

Zach Weaver
Loveland

 

Rodney lived in a nest
But his neighbor was a pest
He kept making loud noises
And broke all Rodney’s toys
So Rodney moved to a second best nest

Dabney Clayton
Loveland

 

There was a teacher cicada
Whose name was Miss Ada
Some students, they made
A hearing aid
For their teacher whose nickname was Maida

Emily Telford
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada named Bob
Who had a friend named Rob
Rob liked cicadas that were the friendly type
But Bob cared for more fruit that was ripe
Since they didn’t like the same, they began to sob

Marguerite Strong
Loveland

 

There was a cicada named Bob
He ate a very big knob
He then ate a cake
Next he drank up a lake
And then he snacked on corncob

Chris Doarn
Loveland

 

There was a cicada named Rob
He was a dirty slob
He would never get dressed
Because his room was so messed
It was even filled with corn on the cob

Marisa Whitaker
Loveland

 

There was a rainbow cicada
Others thought this was not OKda
So they charged to his house
With the speed of a mouse
And when they got there said, “See ya lada”

Zach Sporing
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada named Bob
He was a huge slob
He was so dirty
He wasn’t very purty
He could not get any corn on the cob

Danny Sarneck
Loveland

 

There was a cicada named Burt
The other cicadas did hurt
All they did was sit and deflate
And that is what Burt really did hate
So all he did was dig in the dirt

Julia Eaton
Loveland

 

There was a cicada named Daisy
Who really drove me crazy
And then late at night
She buzzed up a fight
And left me very hazy

Katelyn McFerron
Loveland

 

There was a cicada named Lady
She was a very big baby
Who liked to whine and complain
For she did not want to maintain
Her little sister named Sadie

Megan Main
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada named Lyle
Who loved to smile
One day he ran into a tree
And said “tee, hee, hee”
And was dropped into a dirt pile

Kate Altieri
Loveland

 

There was a cicada named Frank
When he tried to fly he sank
He got very sad
And sometimes got mad
He also liked to spank

Nick Papa
Loveland

 

There was a cicada named Joe
And he had a purple bow
He came out of the dirt
And he got hurt
When he got caught under a toe

Nick Simon
Loveland

 

There once was a lazy cicada
He was a big couch potata
When the other ones flew
He took a nap that was overdue
And sleepwalked into a tomata

Matt Swaine
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada named Spat
He grew up to be very fat
When he emerged from the dirt
He was suddenly hurt
We heard he was hit by a bat

Alexandria Gonzales
Loveland

 

There once was a sleepy cicada
Who never asked for flying data
He always stayed in the ground
Until the sleepy cicada was found
By a girl cicada named Aida

Kalli Barecroft
Loveland

 

Oh no its May the cicadas are here
The cicadas are creatures that I very much fear
Though small they make so much noise
At least it is only the boys
Look look, oh no they are coming too near

Jordan Brassil
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada Queen
Her name was Darlene
She never saw light
Only the night
But this year you will probably see her king

Nina Viete
Loveland

 

There is a cicada that lives in a tree
For some reason he acts like a bee
When I hit him with a baseball bat
He called me a dumb old gnat
Now this cicada really hates me

Kyle Sieg
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada that always was late
He never had the right date
He could never find the right place
Once he ended up on home base
But soon it was time to go mate

Brooke Barnes
Loveland

 

There once was a cicada named Bob
Who wanted a really fun job
Bob wanted to get food
So he wouldn’t be crude
He ate his corn on the cob

Jessica West
Loveland

There once was a bug named Cicada
Said, "I’m comin’ back, soona o’lata."
From the ground he did dig
But found he was too big
And hit the windshield like a fat red tomata.

Charlie Carter
Wilmington

 

There was a cicada named Riva
Who fancied herself quite a diva.
So she sang with the boys
Made a gosh-awful noise
But she felt like an overachieva.

Linda Lange
Anderson Township

 

A marvelous bug, the cicada
They’re nothing to be afraida
Live seventeen years
In peace with their peers
Then emerge to fight over a mata.

Fred Myers
Delhi

 

They’ve emerged after 17 years
They fill lots of people with fear
With their beady red eyes
It’s really no surprise
I think I’ll fry ’em and drink ’em with beer!

Amy Gray
White Oak

 

A Brood X cicada named Pat,
Wasa thousand times larger than Gnat.
His predestined fate
Was to crawl out and mate
But instead he was food for the cat!

Patricia Helmes
Cincinnati

 

This is the year of Cicada,
thepaper supplied us this data.
So, to sit in a bush
could be hard on your tush,
because of the mess that they made, uh!.

Loren David Kyrk
Petersburg

 

If cicadas lay eggs in your fruit trees
Justconsider them pruned if you please
Saves you work and "to boot"
You will have much more fruit
Making tending an orchord a breeze!

Libby Sullivan
West Chester

 

A cicada woke up in Iraq,
To find he was under attack;
He started to hobble,
Found Sadaam had been toppled;
He screamed, “Give Bush a pat on the back!”

Kevin Petrocelli
Mason

 

They say the cicadas are near
Into our hearts they strike fear
It’ll be 17 years long
Till they again sing their song
OOPS! a cicada just flew into my beer

Sue Bruns
West Chester

 

In Delhi, Spring’s now in full sway,
The cicadas are having their day,
But large, low-flying critters
Don’t give US the jitters-
We live on the airport’s north runway!

K.A. Kelley
Delhi

 

There once was a bug called cicada
Whom some people seemed were afraid of
He made such a din
That you want to stay in
Or squash ‘em and see what they’re made of

Irv Amrein
Milford

There was a cicada named Don
Who sang from the woods all night long
He thought it was great
To find the right mate
So his noisy kind could live on

Mori Maines
Loveland

 

A place to avoid in the summer
Is Cintci - it’s really a bummer!
It’s hot and it’s muggy,
And this year it’s buggy
As cicadas emerge without number.

Gail A. Weldon
New Richmond High School
History Department

 

Search the world, find your mate
Sing from stick
Make it quick
Yikes, a dog, CRUNCH! Too late

John Kraimer
Liberty Township

 

I hear the cicadas are calling,
Now some folks may think this appalling,
Some think they are cute
But that point is moot
In love with them, I am NOT falling.

Jackie Dierks
Lebanon

 

There once was a bug named Cicada
Said, "I’m comin’ back, soona o’lata."
From the ground he did dig
But found he was too big
And hit the windshield like a fat red tomata.

Charlie Carter
Wilmington

 

There was a cicada named Riva
Who fancied herself quite a diva.
So she sang with the boys ...
Made a gosh-awful noise ...
But she felt like an overachieva.

Linda Lange
Anderson Township

 

A marvelous bug, the cicada
They’re nothing to be afraida
Live seventeen years
In peace with their peers
Then emerge to fight over a mata.

Fred Myers
Delhi

 

This is the year of Cicada,
thepaper supplied us this data.
So, to sit in a bush
could be hard on your tush,
because of the mess that they made, uh!.

Loren David Kyrk
Petersburg

 

There was a cicada named Don
Who sang from the woods all night long
He thought it was great
To find the right mate
So his noisy kind could live on

Mori Maines
Loveland

 

Cicadas get in your hair
They fly around in the air
They make lots of noise
They affect your poise
All this they do without a care

Sara Nienaber
8th Grade

 

There once was a cicada named Jim
Who would always sat on a limb
He went for a ride
Then he soon died
And was burried by his pim

Amber Lansaw
8th grade

 

There once was a cicada named Jack
Who crawled out of a dirty stack
He latched onto a tree
And yelled “Yippie!”
Because now he has wings on his back!

Melissa Hand
8th grade

 

There once was a cicada named Gair.
He had lots and lots of hair
He climbed through the dirt
And was a really big flirt
But his wife was a big fat bear

Marc Wessel
8th grade

 

There once was a cicada named Trent
Who could not pay his rent
He looked and looked,
But couldn’t get booked
And decided to move into a tent

Eric McLane
8th grade

 

There once was a bug named Doug
That bug was a really big thug
They called him a hata’
But he was really a cicada
That bug named Doug needs a hug

R. J. Socks
8th grade

 

The aliens came to this ball
They came in the middle of the fall
They left the cicadas
And said see ya ladas
And now they’ll invade us all

Chris Berg
8th grade

 

There once was a cicada named Freddy
Who always tucked others into beddy
He fell in a tank
Then later sank
And died with my baby teddy!

Ashley Hayhow
8th grade

 

There once was a cicada named Jim
Who dreamed about marrying Kim
He tried and he tried
But he got deep fried
So Kim ended up marrying Slim

Samuel Huheey
8th grade

 

There once was a cicada named Frankie
He was always very cranky
He was very loud
When he flew in a crowd
They wanted him to go under a blanky

Krista Hilvert
8th grade

 

There once was a cicada flirt
Who liked to get down in the dirt
He like all the ladies
And made lots of babies
But was always very curt

Jim Sellmeyer
8th grade

 

There once was a cicada named Brad
He always made people mad
He came out of his hole
Tickled a mole
And when he left, the mole was sad

Tim Stricker
8th grade

 

The cicada that dive bombed on me
Zoomed right out of a tree
It landed on my head
And then it was dead
Because I smacke it and smiled with glee

Patrick Schwarz
8th grade

 

There once was a cicada named Jerry
His noise was kind of scary
He lived in the dirt
I’m sure glad he can’t hurt
That little cicada named Jerry

Alex Thorman
8th grade

 

There was a cicada who was fat
He could even eat a small cat
He got hungry real fast
And found food at last
And then he was eaten by a rat

Lynn Bunke
8th grade

 

Cicadas come up out of the ground
That is where they are found
Arrive every 17 years
They can really hurt your ears
After a few weeks they will be bound

Mike Heidacher
8th grade

 

There once was a cicada named Dan
He liked to drive his hippie van
For 17 years
He drank all his beers
Then came out and got a nice tan

Daniel Kohlbrand
8th grade



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