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Limerick Challenge – Trust

Here’s my limerick for Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick Poetry Challenge. This week we had to incorporate the word “trust” in the first, second or fifth lines.

I had a few ideas but none of them panned out, and I’m only just recovering from being poorly (yay antibiotics!) so here’s a limerick about not being able to write a limerick about “trust”.

I wanted to write about “trust”
But the whole thing turned out quite a bust
The words wouldn’t come
Now the deadline is done
So I’ll publish this, just ‘cos I must.

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  1. Lyn
    September 2, 2016 at 11:43 am

    Hey, hey, any port in a storm, Ali. 😀


  2. September 2, 2016 at 1:43 pm

    Kudos to you for posting this, Ali! For not being able to write a limerick about trust, you still wrote a good one about not being able to write one (whoa, that was a lot of repetition on my part). You are dedicated indeed! 🙂 Wishing you a quick recovery.


  3. Merbear74
    September 2, 2016 at 1:57 pm

    Hope you feel better soon!


  4. September 2, 2016 at 2:16 pm

    Hahahahaha! I love this!


  5. September 2, 2016 at 2:34 pm

    Glad to hear you’re feeling better, Ali. Creative way of writing a limerick without a subject. Good writing. 😀 — Suzanne


  6. September 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

    And if by chance our muse grows weary of us, we must then hope that our brains betray not our trust.

    I enjoyed reading your limerick.
    Good to know you’re feeling better, guessing the antibiotics worked.


    • September 2, 2016 at 3:40 pm

      I’m glad you liked it!
      Yes, they’re working away sorting me out slowly but surely 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  7. September 2, 2016 at 3:34 pm

    🙂 Even when you are not feeling well you are always funny! Good to hear you are feeling better.


    • September 2, 2016 at 3:41 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it 🙂
      Not completely better yet but much better than I was, thanks!


  8. September 2, 2016 at 5:05 pm

    That was great. Very funny.


  9. September 2, 2016 at 6:21 pm

    I love it. I’m sorry you’re feeling badly, but it lead to a very nice limerick. It equally applies to writers block so I just may put it above my desk.


    • September 3, 2016 at 8:06 am

      It does work for writer’s block too, yes! Just push through it, is the thing I reckon.


  10. gentlestitches
    September 3, 2016 at 6:17 am

    Yes hooray for antibiotics! Let us not even think about life before them. CLEVER limerick!
    Get better quick. 😀


    • September 3, 2016 at 8:07 am

      Thanks 🙂
      I’m glad you liked the limerick, and antibiotics are amazing. After just one tablet my appetite came back!

      Liked by 1 person

      • gentlestitches
        September 4, 2016 at 2:22 am

        arguably mans best discovery, up there with the wheel and wifi. ❤


        • September 4, 2016 at 6:26 am

          When you’re feeling ill and suddenly get better after a couple of tablets, they definitely move to the top of the list!

          Liked by 1 person

  11. September 3, 2016 at 1:07 pm

    That’s a good limerick about not being able to write a limerick! 😀


    • September 4, 2016 at 6:22 am

      Heh, thanks! I couldn’t get a final line to go with any of my other ideas 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  12. September 3, 2016 at 8:40 pm

    Hope you are doing fine, Draliman. We like the limerick, you just knock them off 😀 Healing Pawkisses for a Happy Caturday 🙂 ❤


    • September 4, 2016 at 6:24 am

      I’m almost better at last, thanks!
      I’m glad you liked the limerick 🙂

      Liked by 1 person

  13. September 4, 2016 at 3:56 am

    Another winner. I could publish this every third day as the lead in to whatever I’ve scratched together. It ain’t always easy.


  14. September 4, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Good for you for getting one done in the end! 🙂


  15. September 6, 2016 at 1:38 pm

    Feeling poorly is never good for inspiration. Well done for getting this one up. 🙂


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