Limericks of Street Art


With sights, there is a part
Which argues that it is quite smart.
It expresses issues
It reaches for tissues
It is, of course, Street Art.

The artists show their passion
By creating the city’s fashion.
They spray and paint;
or is it “taint”?
Because some think that they lack compassion.

The government wants it clean
Because they think its obscene.
They clean the grime
It takes some time
They don’t want to be seen as mean.

So the graffiti gets taken down
And the artists give some frowns.
It’s like, c’mon
It goes on and on;
This endless routine of clowns.

Street art, in its physical form, can be great.
But behind it all, it’s one long debate.

Between artists and authority that cannot agree
An endless and repetitive struggle for eternity.


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40 responses to “Limericks of Street Art”

  1. Niharika Gulati says :

    Street art really lightens up the walls at time. People look them and be proud of the unique talent the country offers. It’s a hidden talent in itself. Also, loved it!

    • Kody says :

      Well put, Nikharika! Couldn’t agree with you more.

    • prfurman23 says :

      Although many of you may oppose graffiti being illegal for the reason that it’s art, it’s good that it’s illegal for that very reason. someone online said something to the effect of graffiti being illegal being great because instead of people spraying random scribbles, more of the true artists venture out risking getting arrested to put real art that inspires and amazes us. 🙂

  2. cashgiftingeaze says :

    I personally have seen some of the best artwork in the form of graffiti. You have to be talented in my opinion to do it.

  3. zumbaeartha says :

    This is so cool!

  4. Navajo says :

    Brilliant work.

  5. ofchainsandgrace says :

    Love it! Nice rhyme scheme too.

  6. Inklings says :

    Thoroughly enjoyed this. Good job.

  7. edgeledge says :

    There once was art in the street,
    You could see it beneath your feet.
    Was it a crime?
    And Is it grime?
    Only to the cops on the beat.

    Mindless tagging is not street art, but graphical displays are…

  8. trcapromo says :

    You’re combining two of my favorite things here, poetry and the outdoor work of urban artists, very cool.

  9. OneWeekToCrazy says :

    This is fantastic! Have you published yet? Great work 🙂

    Courtney Hosny

  10. Mind of Andy says :

    I’m absolutely in love with that piece of streetart 🙂 Thank you for sharing this!

  11. monalisasurvives says :

    Graffiti is very common yet taboo form of street art that I have encountered in many urban areas that I have resided in. Parts of Los Angeles were street art friendly, so many visible areas were painted with colors and art. I liked your poem. Keep up the good work. Please visit for information and disease prevention and healthy food and drink recipes.

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  13. nazarioartpainting says :

    I love it! The art live in our the soul. But the art need that everyone see it. For that reason using a canvas, wood, paper, wall, etc., you can show your love and passion for the art. The medium and the support materials are unlimited. The street art is a way to remind the people that the is in our world forever.

  14. Cate's Kitchen Adventures says :

    Oh I love this street art! It has been the wallpaper on my computer, mobile and stuck up at home in my room ever since I was in Melbourne late last year. It is gorgeous! And of course I love the limerick.

  15. JB says :

    Very good point, it is definitely an endless debate. Like it.

  16. shermangerherd says :

    Fantastic! Great writing and great thought given to it. I’m following you…

  17. societywithoutme says :

    was this picture taken in Melbourne?

  18. Free Tag Zone says :

    Hello, great pic and great text!
    Is the street art coming from your country? Did you shoot the pic?
    Greetings from Belgium.

  19. Sarah says :

    Love your poem! Some graffiti is terrific, some is awful — I hate seeing something of true beauty desecrated because somebody felt like defacing it, yet I love the creativity and brilliance of great graffiti. This piece with the little girl spilling the colors is wonderful.

    Congrats on being FP!

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  21. Eastcider says :

    Not only do I capture good graffit as a hobby, I sure dig a good rhyme. Nice job, they fit well together.

  22. GG says :

    nice. I like your post.

    Art is alive!

  23. cartoonmick says :

    Nice post and poetry.

    I like a bit of poetry, and sometimes use it (see my blog) to give a different slant to my cartoons.

  24. a solemn punch says :

    I will follow you
    Follow you
    Wherever you may go
    There isn’t any ocean too deep…

    That’s my poem for you.
    Congrats for being freshly pressed

  25. haugustine1 says :

    Street Art can enhance an environment. I love discovering new art in unexpected places.

  26. prfurman23 says :

    cool cuz it’s all about individuality and freedom. artists should be allowed to do and say what they want. rebellion is key and writing poems ant painting pictures is not obscene. this rocks!

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  28. littlecitybot says :

    hah! great poem! i’m suuuuch a huge fan of street art. i live in montreal, so it’s literally EVERYWHERE. thanks for sharing! x

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