Long Flight Limerick

To put a quick smile on my face

Just tell me to pack my suitcase

Any time of the year

My heart fills with cheer

At the thought of a brand new place


Since I don’t want to tell any lies

There is one part I truly despise

It’s the pits, it’s the worst

It’s as bad as a curse

It’s the time when I fly through the skies


A three hour flight I can take

Or five, even that I can make

But the miserable flight

When it lasts day and night

Has me screaming, “Oh! For pity’s sake!”


I hurt from my toe to my head

The exuberance long ago fled

My tailbone, my seat

My poor swollen feet

Sleep eludes me, I long for a bed


The best way to wrap up this song

Is to mention just where I belong

A recliner, you see

First class is for me

It’s too bad the price tag’s all wrong!


Hee hee!  This was how I passed some time on a 15 hour flight from Houston to Dubai.  I composed this silly limerick and repeated each verse to myself several times before going on to create the next one.  Finally, after a little sleep and my third meal on that flight, I was able to get my Ipad and type it out.  Ugghhhhh!  Those long flights do me in!


11 Responses to “Long Flight Limerick”

  1. Bette says:

    Love the limerick and glad you are nearly home! 🙂

  2. Pam says:

    I love it!!! ha ha!

  3. June Taylor says:

    Can barely wait to hear all the other stories that this trip has brought to your mind. Thankful you are headed home.

  4. Marcea Clive says:

    Love the limerick……Glad you are home or nearly home and then you can have your recliner (and a cup of your good coffee).

  5. Clara thomas says:

    I’m so glad you guys are on your way home I hope everything goes hopefully your bags Will arrive the same time you do.

  6. Kim Mann says:

    Loved it! Glad you’re home!

  7. Kayla Warner says:

    The end of December we will be flying from Seattle to Germany then on to India! Long flights await us very soon! Going to visit the orphans at the home we support, encourage Christians there and teach the gospel in various cities. Please say some prayers for us we leave Dec 22 🙂

  8. Cheryl says:

    Love it! Yes, wouldn’t first class be amazing? Glad you are completely home.:)

  9. Sandy says:

    Thanks, everyone. And Kayla… what a wonderful trip. Prayers for a beautiful time for all!

  10. Robin Green says:

    I totally agree, Sandy. Long flights are like torture. Your final stanza really sums up the perfect solution, which is always out of reach. Can’t wait to hear more about your trip!

  11. r gaylor says:

    Yes! Our neighbor is home! We look forward to the blog additions … and seeing the cat in the yard … that means that Sandy and Gary are back.
    Soon, I suspect, Sandy will grace their front yard as she does whatever it is with that wonderful hat, great cat, and bowl … there in the grass!
    Oh, and Sandy, my obstreperous dachshund likes and accepts your cat!

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