OK, major nerd alert. Since I started working on this story today about a subdivision called Nantucket, we’ve been thinking this story is ripe for some limerick-making.

Here’s the challenge: I want you to hit us with your best shot at writing a limerick about Nantucket, the Barratt American development in Leucadia where owners of multi-million dollar homes live next to papered-up houses, weeds and foundation slabs without houses on them.

The internet tells me that this Nantucket limerick first showed up in 1924. As you can imagine, there are a couple of bawdy versions of Nantucket limericks out there that are definitely not safe for work, so recreate my Google search at your own risk:

There once was a man from Nantucket
Who kept all his cash in a bucket.
But his daughter, named Nan,
Ran away with a man
And as for the bucket, Nantucket.

Send your five-line poems to me at kelly.bennett@voiceofsandiego.org. I’ll post the best ones in Survival.


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