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Limerick Challenge Week 22

June 14, 2016 34 comments

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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Limerick Challenge – Wedding

June 6, 2016 40 comments

Here is my entry for Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick Poetry Challenge. This week the prompt word is “wedding”.

Here was my chance to try my hand at some romance, but sadly it wasn’t to be. After a couple of early extremely off-colour attempts, I ended up with this one. It all went a bit creepy, to be honest :-).

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Poor Freddy was jilted at church
Abandoned and left in the lurch
He tracked down his “bride”
With binoculars spied
And plotted revenge from his perch.


Limerick Challenge – Poor Dwight

June 2, 2016 49 comments

Here is a limerick I wrote for Mind and Life Matters’ limerick challenge! The prompt word for this week is “colour” (well, “color” actually).

I’ve pushed it a bit this time. I had to use “coder” because “programmer” has too many syllables (still a valid word but less frequently used perhaps) and I’ve assumed that a self-aware robot might reasonably regard said coder to be their mother. Ahem :-).

Click on the blue froggy to see this week’s other limericks!

There once was a robot called Dwight
Who saw life in stark black and white
When a coder, his “mother”
Switched his firmware to colour
His diodes blew up from the fright!


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Limerick Challenge – Friday 13th

May 17, 2016 36 comments

Here is a little Limerick I wrote for Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick challenge. This week the prompt is “Friday 13th”. In her own words:

“…your limerick must be based on Superstition or a Superstitious belief or something Supernatural. It can be scary, spooky, funny, sarcastic, satire anything you like so long as it follows the theme.”

To read the other fun Limericks, click on the blue froggy!

If a mirror broke Max made no fuss
“Superstition is nothing to us!”
A black cat crossed his path
He just stood there and laughed
Seconds later was hit by a bus.

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Limerick Challenge – Dark

April 14, 2016 38 comments

Here is my Limerick for Mind and Life Matters’ weekly Limerick challenge. I had a hard time with this one but have thought of something at the last minute :-).

This week’s word is “Dark“.

I once was afraid of the night
Vampires gave me such a fright
Now dark tunnels I tread
As I hunt the undead
With my matches I’ll set them alight!

Limerick Challenge – Hope

March 29, 2016 24 comments

Here is my Limerick for Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick Poetry Challenge. This week the word is “hope“.

To read the other entries, click on the blue froggy.


There once was a silly old bloke
Who treated his life like a joke
So it was no surprise
In most anyone’s eyes
When his hopes and dreams went up in smoke.

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Limerick Challenge – Dream

March 22, 2016 49 comments

I thought I’d have another go at Mind and Life Matters’ Limerick challenge. This week’s word is “Dream“. I couldn’t get it to scan quite right, but here is my entry :-).

It’s good to have hopes and big dreams
Polish your life till it gleams
And if things go wrong
Try to burst into song
Think of kittens, ice cream and sunbeams!

I hope you enjoyed it! You can read other entries by clicking on the blue froggy.


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Limerick Challenge – Power

March 15, 2016 42 comments

Having read some lovely poetic Limericks by my bloggy friend Maria over at Doodles and Scribbles I thought I’d have a go at a Limerick challenge from Mind and Life Matters. The main rule is that for this week the Limerick has to include the word “Power”, or a synonym thereof.

It’s actually a Limerick Poetry challenge, but since I can’t write poetry I’ve gone for a traditional Limerick, i.e. I’ve strung together a bunch of words which rhyme in the correct places and scan properly, and involve no deep thought :-). There’s a link-up for this challenge, so click on the blue froggy for more!

There was an ex-hippy called Flower
Who decided to take a hot shower
But soon she fled screaming
The water was freezing
Laughed husband, “I turned off the power!”

Then when I got home the phrase “ivory tower” popped into my mind which sounded too good not to use (as it rhymes with “power”) so I did another one.

There once was a man name of Gower
Who had all the wealth and the power
But while chasing a buck
All his plans came unstuck
And he fell from his ivory tower.

There you go. My first try and I’ve probably already broken the rules by posting two.


First Date Haiku

October 24, 2015 28 comments

Dan Alatorre issued a challenge to write a Haiku, a 5-7-5 “syllable” (syllable is the closest we can get to the actual definition) scheme. He provided a link to a random topic generator and we have to write a Haiku on whichever topic appears first (no constantly clicking the button until a “sensible” topic comes up!).

So I clicked on it this morning and got this:

“What’s the worst thing you can say on a first date?”

Oh, Hell. But rulz is rulz. And to be fair, after writing this I clicked a few more times just to see what I could’ve won, and I think I got off quite easily. So here it is!

“Is that your real face?”
Swift knee to groin ends my dreams
Foot in mouth again.

I did try to do more than one but everything came out rather rude :-(.

I have optimistically placed this post in my “Poems” category.

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5 Day Challenge – Serenity

July 2, 2015 12 comments

It’s Day Three of the five photos and stories in five days challenge, which Gill over at In Touch with Emma nominated me for. The rules are:

“Post a photo each day for five consecutive days and attach a story to the photo. It can be fiction or non-fiction, a poem or a short paragraph (and each day nominate another blogger for the challenge – I’m not doing that bit).”

A little Haiku (or Haiku-like poem) for today. This is another photo taken at Lydford Gorge.

Bubbling Brook


From source to destination
Flow with serenity
Follow your calm


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