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limerick poetry contest

Take the challenge and enter our little Limerick Poem Contest - all poems will be published on this website.



Complete the following Limerick:


There was a young girl from Bombay,


Here are words that rhyme with Bombay to help you:

1 syllable:
ay, bay, baye, bayh, bey, blay, bley, brae, bray, brey,  cache, carre, cay, che, clay, cluj, cray, da, dae, dak, day, daye, de, dey, dray, drey, ek, fay, faye, fe, fey, flay, fray, frey, ga, galle, gay, gaye, gray, graye, grey, guay, gway, ha, haigh, hay, haye, hey, hwe, jae, jay, jaye, kay, kaye, khe, klay, kley, kray, krey, lait, lay, laye, lei, ley, leyh, mae, may, maye, mei, mey, nay, ne, nej, ney, ole, pay, paye, pei, play, pray, prey, quai, quay, quaye, rae, ray, raye, re, reay, rey, say, saye, schey, schley, seay, shay, shea, slay, sleigh, smay, snay, spey, spray, sta, stay, stray, strey, sway, sze, tae, tay, they, torme, tray, trey, vey, way, waye, wei, weigh, wey, whey, wray, yay, yea

2 syllables:
abbe, aday, aggrey, aigner, aka, allais, allay, alms tray, and they, anway, array, asay, ash gray, ash grey, astray, at bay, away, b'nai, ballet, banpais, beauvais, bernay, betray, blue jay, boulais, boulay, bouquet, bouygues, bua, buffet, buga, bull bay, cafe, calais, callais, calvey, cathay, ceta, chalet, cheese tray, child's play, ciskei, cliche, coday, convey, crochet, croquet, d'orsay, decay, defray, dekay, delay, delray, devey, dismay, display, dk, dog sleigh, donais, dorais, dossier, dovey, draw play, dumais, dupay, each day, essay, faberge, fast day, feast day, fete day, field day, filet, fillet, fine spray, flag day, foia, foul play, francais, gerais, gervais, give way, good day, gray jay, green bay, hair spray, halfway, hefei, hervey, hevey, hold sway, hongwei, hooray, hurray, ilhae, imlay, ira, ita, jaquay, jose, jouret, kamei, langlais, last day, leap day, levey, lord's day, lurvey, mackay, macknay, maclay, macrae, make way, maltais, manet, marais, marquai, match play, may day, mcbay, mccay, mcclay, mccrae, mccray, mccrea, mcgray, mckay, mclay, mcnay, mcquay, mcrae, mcray, mcshea, mcstay, mcvay, mcveigh, mcvey, milk whey, millay, mobay, monet, morais, moray, moutray, mulvey, name day, nihei, nikkei, nisei, nissei, noaa, o'dea, o'shea, o. k., obey, oj, ok, okay, olay, orsay, palais, parquet, passe, per-se, pevey, porcher, portray, prepay, puree, purvey, rag day, red bay, red clay, rene, renee, repay, replay, resnais, rest day, risque, rose bay, saint's day, saute, school day, se, sea spray, sergei, servais, sevey, shinsei, sick pay, sinay, sochet, soiree, sorbet, souffle, speech day, squeeze play, steel gray, strike pay, stroke play, stupay, survey, swamp bay, sweet bay, tea tray, the way, today, toray, toupee, to say, trap play, turvey, twelfth day, uva, vadnais, valet, voisey, waga, wah-pei, word play, work day, x ray, zalay, zepa

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Here is a great example sent in by Alice Ross


There was a young girl from Bombay,

On some scales herself did weight,

Though over a ton,

She ate one more bun,

But sadly she’s now past away.

(Copyright Alice Ross)


Entriies received so far:


There was a young girl from Bombay by Simon Cowherd

There was a young girl from Bombay by Mohammed Khan

There was a young girl from Bombay by Shaun Alegge

There was a young girl from Bombay by Bill McAllan

There was a young girl from Bombay by Silvia Mutha

There was a young girl from Bombay by Alice Ross

There was a young girl from Bombay by Fred Bloggs

There was a young girl from Bombay by Tina Throre

There was a young girl from Bombay by Billy B. Bhetta

There was a young girl from Bombay by Ron Miller

There was a young girl from Bombay by Dharma Chande

There was a young girl from Bombay by Linda Bridgewater

There was a young girl from Bombay by Hope Andover

There was a young girl from Bombay by Ormu Whisghe

There was a young girl from Bombay by Peter Wallace




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