A new series of (non-acrostic) limericks produced in response to various prompts.
These will appear on Saturday mornings wherever possible.
Let me know what you think.
The rules (per yourdictionary.com):
The first, second, and fifth lines must have seven to ten syllables while rhyming and having the same verbal rhythm. The third and fourth lines should only have five to seven syllables; they too must rhyme with each other and have the same rhythm.
(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/09/19/elation/
The prompt was ELATION)
A feeling described as elation
Can bring on a mild palpitation.
It’s like being fired
Then immediately hired
And given a standing ovation.
(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/09/20/collide/
The prompt was COLLIDE)
The government says it’s supplied
An escape route, but no place to hide.
I say with derision
It’s an awful decision.
That’s what happens when two worlds collide.
(for Esther – https://esthernewtonblog.wordpress.com/2020/09/21/laughing-along-with-a-limerick-24/. The prompt was KNIT)
My writing will oft make me smile
Though editing’s just not my style.
If I could just knit
Or crochet a bit
I’d at least turn out something worthwhile
(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/09/22/scoundrelism/
The prompt was SCOUNDRELISM)
Politically led activism
Results in an excess of schism
If we all thought the same
There’d be no-one to blame
Except the PM’s scoundrelism
(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/09/23/aggravate/
The prompt was AGGRAVATE)
It’s not that I wish to be caustic
On most things I’m fairly agnostic.
You could make it better
By adding one letter.
Aggravated makes ten – an acrostic!
(for Kristian – https://talesfromthemindofkristian.wordpress.com/2020/09/25/wave/
The prompt was WAVE)
Down here in my little enclave
I’m trying my best to be brave.
Within these confines
I’ll write a few lines
And hope there’ll be no second wave.