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Limerick Challenge Week 22

Here is my limerick for Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick Poetry Challenge. This week, we have to start our limerick with the words “Once upon a time”.

This posed a challenge for two reasons – firstly, “upon” has too many syllables to make it read correctly, and secondly, I had no ideas! You have no idea how long I spent trying to rhyme “zombie”, “Abercrombie” and… something else. But I was determined to get a zombie in there somehow :-). Feel free to read “upon” as ‘pon if you’d like it to read better.

For this week’s other limericks, click on the blue froggy.

Once upon a time, I’ll explain
Lived a scientist, Igor by name
Sought his life to prolong
It went horribly wrong
Now he spends all his time eating BRAINS!

Mmm, yummy brains 🙂

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  1. June 14, 2016 at 6:13 pm

    Better to spend your time eating brains than trying to find a rhyme for “zombie”….

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  2. June 14, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    Mm, yummy yummy brains. 🙂

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  3. June 14, 2016 at 7:48 pm

    Wait, but is it E-gor or Eye-gor?! Very funny stuff. I think you’ve got this limerick thing down-pat, Dr. Ali! {Time to invent a limerick machine or limerick code or?}

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    • June 15, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      That might be fun – a piece of code for generating limericks. It would be funny to see what it comes up with!

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  4. June 14, 2016 at 9:50 pm

    I enjoyed the back story as well as the limerick and was laughing before I started reading it. Very clever and amusing insertion of zombie. I am thinking of Marty Feldman playing Igor. LOL. 😃

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    • June 15, 2016 at 5:29 pm

      Ha, he’d make a great Igor! I’m glad you liked it 🙂

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  5. Lyn
    June 15, 2016 at 12:27 am

    You’re really good at this, Ali 😀

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  6. June 15, 2016 at 1:51 am

    Good for you, Ali. but yuk. I shouldn’t read your stuff before a meal. It’s early morning here and I haven’t had breakfast yet. All the same, well done. 😀 — Suzanne

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    • June 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      Oh no! My stuff is best read on a full stomach 🙂

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  7. June 15, 2016 at 2:23 am

    Zombie apocalypse, here we come 😀

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    • June 15, 2016 at 5:30 pm

      Yeah! Maybe they eat caterpillars?

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  8. June 15, 2016 at 5:28 pm

    Oops! I’ve always scoffed at the idea of a zombie apocalypse but maybe this is how it will start!

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    • June 15, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      For sure. Some poor fool trying to live forever… 🙂

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  9. June 15, 2016 at 7:16 pm

    It scans fine to me and the brains spread on toast very well. Now, do I add marmite?

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    • June 15, 2016 at 7:26 pm

      Thanks! Feel free to add Marmite, Marmite makes everything better!

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  10. June 15, 2016 at 7:20 pm

    Poor guy went mad trying to prolong his life and now all he can eat is brains. Hahaha! Doesn’t sound too tasty to me! Loved the limerick!

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    • June 15, 2016 at 7:27 pm

      He became unfortunately zombie-fied, poor fellow. I’m sure brains are fine with a bit of hot sauce. I’m glad you enjoyed it!

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  11. June 15, 2016 at 9:45 pm

    Too funny. I get something stuck in my head that I want to rhyme and it does make it harder –tho it’s never been zombie!

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    • June 16, 2016 at 7:40 am

      Sometimes I go through countless false starts before getting something which works. Tricky things, limericks!

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      • June 16, 2016 at 10:36 am

        Yes, they are 🙂

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      • June 17, 2016 at 12:10 am

        Me, too! Syllable counts, rhymes and, oh yeah, it has to mean something. 🙂

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      • June 17, 2016 at 7:03 am

        It’s like, everything has to be right all at the same time!

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  12. June 16, 2016 at 12:00 pm

    Does he still have one, Draliman?…I skip the brain… great limerick dough 😉 Pawkisses 🙂 ❤

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  13. June 16, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    Any veggies on the side?

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  14. June 19, 2016 at 4:48 pm

    Yikes….he’s become a zombie and of course he enjoys eating brains! 😀

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