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Limerick Challenge – Fairy Tale

Here is my limerick for Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick Poetry Challenge. This week, the subject is “fairy tale”! I don’t know many fairy tales, but I have chosen “Hansel and Gretel”.

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“My,” Hansel said, “that’s so neat.
It’s a house you can actually eat!”
But they soon hit a glitch
When they met a darkย witch
Thoughย in minutes they had the hag beat!

  1. September 5, 2016 at 5:33 pm

    Well done! This one would be so tricky for me, but you pulled it off in style. ๐Ÿ™‚


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  3. September 5, 2016 at 9:04 pm

    I love a good limerick! ๐Ÿ™‚


    • September 6, 2016 at 7:22 am

      Me too ๐Ÿ™‚ It the flow and the rhyming.


  4. September 5, 2016 at 10:01 pm

    Haha…I love it!


  5. September 6, 2016 at 2:07 am

    If someone pesky kids tried to eat my house, I’d want to throw them in the oven too. Poor witch…


    • September 6, 2016 at 7:23 am

      Why is it that everyone is always on the side of those awful children?


  6. September 6, 2016 at 3:15 am

    Terry Pratchett wrote some hilarious stuff about the “dessert trend in architecture.”


    • September 6, 2016 at 7:24 am

      I’ll have to remind myself of that. And me supposedly a Terry Pratchett fan and all…


  7. September 6, 2016 at 12:51 pm

    Great limericks, Ali. I’ve always liked the older, darker versions of fairy tales best, rather than the more recent, sanitized versions. ๐Ÿ™‚


    • September 6, 2016 at 3:11 pm

      Yes, some of the original versions were quite Grimm hahaha ๐Ÿ™‚

      Liked by 1 person

  8. September 6, 2016 at 4:04 pm

    Hahaha! Love it! So glad they beat the ol’ witch!


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  11. gentlestitches
    September 8, 2016 at 12:42 am

    As a lover of the old tales, I LOVE this. Brilliant.


    • September 8, 2016 at 6:59 am

      I’m glad you liked it! It’s one of the few fairy tales I actually remember (though “Once Upon a Time” is bringing them back to me!).

      Liked by 1 person

  12. September 8, 2016 at 8:57 pm

    Purrfect! You’re good in this limerick stuff, Draliman. Pawkisses for a Happy Day ๐Ÿ™‚ โค


  13. pennydanger
    September 9, 2016 at 12:28 pm

    This is one of my very favorites of yours. Great stuff!!


    • September 9, 2016 at 1:02 pm

      Thanks, I’m glad you liked it!


  14. September 9, 2016 at 6:20 pm

    Yay for Hansel and Gretel! Brilliant retelling of a classic tale, Ali!


  15. September 10, 2016 at 9:21 pm

    This is a really good one! I really liked it! ๐Ÿ™‚


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