I can’t wait to share these first couple of limericks that have come in as entries in our challenge today to pen a five-line rhyme about the Nantucket development in Leucadia.

My British colleague Will Carless apparently invoked the muse of his countryman, Edward Lear, the man credited with popularizing the limerick, for this creation:

If you wanna buy a home in Nantucket,
say goodbye to your equity — it will suck it.
You’d be better to buy gold,
Than, to property be sold,
Even better, bury cash in a bucket.

Reader Seagull sent in a verse entitled “Bankruptcy”

There once was a financed subdivision named Nantucket,
where the developer’s money down was just a drop in the bucket
But the market slumped and the bank killed the lending plan.
Damn, the neighboring house looks like an unfinished convertible sedan.
Now all the little guy’s loans are resetting and they are about to say… (I’ll let your imagine do the rest)

Send your limericks to me at kelly.bennett@voiceofsandiego.org. I’ll post some more later.


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