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Limerick Challenge – Time Travel

Here is a limerick I’ve written for Mind and Life Matters’ limerick challenge. This week’s prompt is “Time Travel“. To read this week’s other limericks, click on the blue froggy.

I had to cheat a bit by removing a couple of letters to make it scan properly πŸ™‚

Trav’lling in time can be great
Though dangerous, ‘specially of late
If you travel too long
It can all go quite wrong
Then much worse than death is your fate!


  1. July 21, 2016 at 7:27 am

    That’s a good one, Draliman…very deep! Pawkisses for a Cool Day πŸ™‚ ❀


    • July 21, 2016 at 7:48 am

      Thanks! You have a cool day too πŸ™‚


  2. July 21, 2016 at 12:24 pm

    Great limerick, Ali. This should be shown as a warning to every new time traveller. πŸ˜€


    • July 21, 2016 at 1:01 pm

      Thanks! It’s required reading on Gallifrey, though one young Time Lord in particular didn’t pay much attention πŸ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  3. July 21, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    LOL! Love it! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€


  4. July 21, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Wow, doing a limerick on time travel is quite the challenge, but you absolutely nailed it, well done! πŸ™‚


    • July 21, 2016 at 3:10 pm

      Thanks! If you take a look at the linkup there are a couple of real doozies there too.

      Liked by 1 person

  5. July 21, 2016 at 6:59 pm

    Well, if you accidentally screw up the universe, just go back to yesterday and try again!


  6. July 21, 2016 at 7:03 pm

    I don’t know about a fate worse than death. Right now, I wouldn’t be going back about a year and seeing if we could get the world back on a better road! You are the limerick king πŸ™‚


    • July 22, 2016 at 7:23 am

      Yeah – not sure how we’d accomplish that, though!


  7. July 21, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    Nonexistence is a bitch πŸ˜‰


  8. gentlestitches
    July 22, 2016 at 12:53 am

    LOL! Loved it. Perchance have you “had time” to read Stephan King’s book 11/22/63?
    GREAT read. πŸ˜€


    • July 22, 2016 at 7:25 am

      I’m glad you enjoyed it! I haven’t read that one, I’ll track it down.


  9. July 22, 2016 at 4:12 am

    Such a catchy rhythm. Great one, as always!


  10. July 22, 2016 at 10:02 am

    In time travel you just have to be careful you don’t run into Morlocks or wipe yourself out. Good limerick, Ali. πŸ˜€ — Suzanne


    • July 22, 2016 at 12:15 pm

      It’s a dangerous business! Lots of plagues and such around as well in the olden days.


  11. July 23, 2016 at 12:30 am

    Indeed! If we get too greedy, our fate wouldnt be too great! Great limerick doc!


    • July 23, 2016 at 5:41 am

      But I bet that’s the first thing people would try if they had a time machine – buy some shares in Microsoft or something… πŸ™‚
      I’m glad you liked it, and thanks for choosing mine as this week’s “Limerick Superstar”!

      Liked by 1 person

      • July 23, 2016 at 3:07 pm

        You’re welcome! I really liked your limerick this week πŸ™‚
        Yea doing something like that would set off a ripple action in effect which would even end up ruining their present. You see….there are technicalities to time travel too! πŸ˜€


  12. July 23, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Congratulations, on your Limerick Superstardom! A sparkling honor, to be sure, Dr. Ali. πŸ™‚


  13. July 24, 2016 at 1:19 am

    I like this very much especially the line on being late.


  14. July 27, 2016 at 2:12 pm

    Love the idea of time travel! Let me know when you when you perfect the machine! πŸ™‚


    • July 28, 2016 at 7:07 am

      I will. At the moment it’s all flashy dials and readouts but it doesn’t actually go anywhen!


  15. August 30, 2016 at 10:38 am

    A fate in time travel worse than death… I do not want to think about it!


  16. Morgan Justine
    June 27, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    I just invented a time machine,
    my fame and fortune to seek
    I left today,
    in a relative way,
    and wrote this the preious week.


  1. July 23, 2016 at 3:01 am

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