Really Awful Limerick Laid Down or Brought Up …


With no time available for computer or blogging as the house move continues in ‘squelch-chilly’ soggy conditions, I shouldn’t be tempted by rhyming challenges – but again I got hooked by my favourite Limerick form.

Mad Kane says, ‘I hope you’ll join me in writing limericks using LAID or MISLAID or DELAYED at the end of Line 1 or Line 2 or Line 5. (Homonyms or homophones are fine.) … Additionally, you may write themed limericks related to GREED, using any rhyme scheme.

So I threw them together, and tried for double-syllable rhyme endings for the outside bits:

Bill’s appetite he had mislaid,
Though for a good reason this strayed –
Insatiable greed
Had caused him to feed
Until Bill ‘Yes’ ‘NO!’ was displayed.

The ‘Bill yes’ attack soon relayed
Choice giving up food must be made:
His greed caused the flow
Other way, now, to go,
And dinner on carpet he sprayed.

I am sure the sheer beauty of the final image, verbal and pictorial, will move you profoundly …

‘URK!!!’

© March 2016 Colonialist (WordPress)
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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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11 Responses to Really Awful Limerick Laid Down or Brought Up …

  1. Ruth2Day says:

    good luck with the move. I don’t envy you the move, but know you will enjoy the new home

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  2. Tom Merriman says:

    I’m profoundly moved, Col!

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  3. Get on with your moving. That one was horrid at this time of the morning! love, ViV

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  4. LOL. Now go back to carting boxes and furniture.

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