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 –
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 …