More Limericks by Bill Barrons

I am the publisher of six Bill Barrons crime novels in the San Diego Police Homicide detail and will soon release his seventh, The Rawhide Homicides. They are all available at his Amazon Author Central Page. Bill recently released his bestselling memoir Marine Corps Daze.

Below are some limericks that Bill sends me from time to time.  I am not disciplined enough to write a 250 page crime thriller like Bill, but I can sure try my hand at adding an introductory 5 line rhyme of my own with my deepest apologies to the esteemed author:

A limerick here, a limerick there,
From my authors I must bear
A bestselling Marine Corps memoir
I can read by the hour
But tripe like this really gets in my hair.

Rick Lakin

Some limericks by Bill Barrons

I wish I may, I wish I might
Hold onto a gal awfully tight!
I’d kiss her good
Like I really should –
But darn, at 90, too much fright!

I do, I do, I do write books
What I write is all about crooks.
I knock people off
Without even a cough!
I hope you like my story’s looks!

Hickory, dickory, dick,
I’ll write you a Limerick.
It takes only a while
You to utterly beguile
With a poem that’s very slick!

I am as a writer, no dummy.
I needn’t earn for my tummy.
Okay, most of my books
Are all about crooks –
So none are in fact, funny!

There once was a guy named Bill
Who thought he give a girl a thrill.
But he forgot he was old
Although he’d been told –
And instead he gave her a chill!

Billy Boy is a writer of books,
So he don’t need good looks.
He slaves away,
Day after day –
Hoping not to get took by crooks!


About William Barrons

Born 1926, in Cadillac, Michigan, the oldest boy of fourteen kids. Survived the Great Depression and joined the Marines the day after I turned 17. Could hardly wait to go fight those nasty Nazis and Japanese. Served 2½ war years in the Marines. Got married, went to college, had kids, re-joined the Marines in 1949 - in time for the Korean War. Became a Marine Second Lieutenant but was a Platoon Commander only for a short while as my sick wife nearly died and I had to resign to care for my family. Became a Telephone equipment engineer with AT&T in Chicago. Then was a kitchen and home remodeling designer for 22 years. Retired at age 69 and began to research and write novels. At age 89, I’m still at it!