This is the story of Romeo and Juliet which has been retold in Limerick form for your enjoyment.
If you came here hoping to hear the story of Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet told in a more traditional way, then I am sorry to disappoint you. I hope you enjoy this new version, which I found in a garbage bin last night outside the residence of one Bill Wagglestaff, who claims to be an author of poetry and plays. It’s common knowledge as well that he is also a person of dubious repute, so who knows whether what he has written is worthy of note, or will be a good few years from hence.
In this version of the classic love story, our Juliet is no longer a shy virginal creature, left waiting on the balcony for her romantic Romeo. She is instead a creature of the night, known to frequent clubs and bars, flaunting her curvaceous body in front of all the young Italians in the town, and rumor has it that she is easy prey for any young “romeo” who comes along.
Romeo has acquired a different character as well. He is a typical hot bloodied Italian male, out at night just looking for one thing and tonight, where our story begins, there is only one thing on his mind… sweet sweet Juliet…
And so dear friends, let our story begin…
Act One: Outside The Slap And Tickle Nightclub
There was a young girl from Genoa
Who was rumored to be a real go-er
When Romeo tried
To pinch her backside
She told him to go a bit slower.
Act Two: Three Months Later
Now Juliet is in quite a state
Her period is several months late
She let Romeo give her
Too much of his quiver
And now she is putting on weight
Romeo and Juliet
by Bill Wagglestaff