The machine was put, sans any tone
A man arrived in the evening
She bragged into it, for his listening
Laughed he “Maam! I’m sent to connect that one!”
And hid far more within many a dress fold
Her man when asked his trade
Said two shops he had,
And a jewel mart, catching her hold!
A 'limerick' is a style of poetry, with five lines and a strict rhyme scheme AABBA. These poems generally have a humorous intent. The first, second and fifth lines are usually longer than the third and fourth.