This month’s Poetic License is a fun challenge to write a limerick…or two…or three. The only "rules" were to use one or more of the following key words: green, irish, leprechaun, shamrock, Easter, Spring, kite, windy.
Hmmmm, lemme give it a try:
I hear that’s even quite trendy.
If the wind knocks you down
Be not hero nor clown
Or for you, it might be the end-y.
(Ok…so that was just silly and not exactly real words. How ’bout another?)
But lucky, they’re not, you’ll agree.
My black thumb, (not green)
Kills ’em dead, it’s just mean!
Certain death, a sad guarantee.
(Plant murderer! S u r e l y I can do better. Hat trick, anyone?)
We’ll celebrate with those we hold dear
Now, in spirit, He always is near.
Enough from me–YOUR TURN! Write a few of your own (or simply complete the last lines of my "starter limericks"), then link your Poetic License post below. Non-bloggers are welcome; just drop your poem off in comments!
Chopchop, what are you waiting on? I can’t wait to read YOURS!!
I love, love, LOVE your second one!
I have my
limericksaga up on my site. Thanks for hosting this challenge Robin… it allows me to have so much fun!
I hope I’m doing this thing right.
Those are both great! I’m glad to hear someone else has a black thumb. I try to not even look at plants too closely.
Great work Robin! It was odd, but I actually found these harder to write than the sonnets from last month. Word economy is not my friend…
Limericks from a plant killer. It has a nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Why does it make me think of Little Shop of Horrors?
Anyway, I loved your limericks and am making an embarrassingly late trip over to thank you for all of your lovely blog comments earlier this week. Come back any old time.
I’ve bloglined you. I’ll definitely be back!
Thanks for the opportunity to throw something together at the last minute because I am lame and totally forgot till 5 minutes ago!
Have a great day, ma’am, and thanks once again.
I did it, I did it, I did it! I really didn’t think I’d have the time to get one done this month, but I managed two! I’m so excited!
I love your third one, it’s really sweet!
GOOD JOB!!! I’m soooooooooooooooooooooo not poetic AT ALL…so I’m not entering this one!!! =)
Just dropping by to show some FRIDAY love!!!!
I have posted a limerick along with a couple other Friday memes. I managed to use green, leprechaun, and shamrock. ;D
Green is a beautiful thing.
Like leaves when the birds start to sing.
Or clover so sweet,
A leprochaun’s feet,
And all that St. Patty’s Day brings.
Thanks for hosting, Robin!!
Your second one has me laughing – for although you can easily kill the Shamrock – try and get rid of the clover in your yard and it kills you instead!
Cool Robin! I love the real Easter one! I thought about that but was in too silly a mood I guess.
Thanks for hosting and thank you for the comments on my blog design. I searched and search for the right one. It’s just a free premade template. It is from finalsense.com I love it too! (except for the 2 side columns…they feel wrong, but I do not know how to change it).
Great poetry challenge!
I feel like the midnight marauder
(this late hour provides all the fodder)
when I write on your blog
in this end of day fog
on the heels of my stay up late daughter
Hey Sistah, I’ve not written my limerick yet. Been travelin’ and now have company. I’ll try to do that today.
OK, my guests are patiently waiting on coffee while I write this limerick. It’s up.
Now, go visit the new blog person I’ve mentioned at my place. You’ll get a kick out of her, I think.
Marsha, YOU WIN!! YOURS IS ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC! A complete story in limerick form–BRAVO!!!
Jana, kindred black thumbs. S i g h…I’m sorry.
Brandon, I sure do like the way you phrase things…here in comments, and there on your blog (and thanks for joining in, even if it was a “chore” 😉 ).
RC, well thank you…and yes…I’ll be over for a visit, soon.
Sandy, five minutes is PLENTY of time…right?
Karina, and I’m GLAD you DID IT!! WAHOO!! (Thanks, too!)
Jeannie, right back atcha ;).
Eve, an over-achiever, huh? Love it!
Kelly, me LIKEY! Nice job!!
Karmyn, you mean those pretty green plants we have everywhere??? 😉
Crickl, hehe…GLAD things were a bit clearer this month…so happy you’ve stuck with Poetic License!
Pamela, you should win a prize, too. This isn’t the first time you’ve limericked in comments!
Swampy, hmph! Priorities!! 😉
OOoo, you wrote another comment. Ok…I’ll pop over (and if I don’t visit your friend today, I will in the next few).
There once was a wee leprechaun
who proclaimed loudly, “Hey, you’re all just a pawn
in the hands of the devil, who’s quite a sly fellow
you won’t know you’re had ’till he’s done.
I replied, “You’ve not heard about Easter?
Well sit back on yur wee little keester
and I’ll tell you about, the day Satan lost out
and Jesus defeated Deceiver!