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Mar 7, 2008

LIMERICK WRITING CONTEST

I am hosting a LIMERICK WRITING CONTEST! It's time for the blarney to flow! There's an old saying, “If you're lucky enough to be Irish, then you're lucky enough.” Well, Irish or not (and I am), we all get to take a romp in the clover! A SURPRISE GIFT WILL BE GIVEN TO THE WINNER!

HERE ARE THE RULES:
  • You may submit as many original limericks as your wee heart desires.
  • This contest will run from March 7th to March 17th, after which you will be invited to vote for your favorite entry. To make the contest interesting, you will not be allowed to vote for you own Limericks.
  • All entries must be submitted by Midnight PST on March 17th.
  • If you would like to receive a Limerick How-to (pdf) containing examples, just email me and I will send it your way. (My email address can be found in my profile on the top right sidebar.)
  • Limericks have been known to be a bit off color. Please submit respectable limericks.
HERE ARE SOME EXAMPLES:

In these 2 original limericks, I poke some fun at my husband...

Yes, my spouse has delusional style,
His reasoning always on trial;
“I’ll just sit here and rest,”
He will boldly suggest,
Chin crashing to chest in denial!

—Karen June Miller


“Just a QUICK nap,” my husband will say,
With his clock set to “snooze” at midday;
And he DOES bolt up QUICK
With EACH 10 minute click
On his snooze alarm’s flashing display.

—Karen June Miller

15 comments:

  1. Pretty funny KJ.
    I don't think I would be good at that.
    Rosemary

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  2. I am not real good at this stuff. I'll down a couple of wine coolers... it is bound to make me come up with something! Love, Esther

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  3. Impressive!

    I am still intimidated by your meme so think I will pass!

    Julie

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  4. SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL BY:
    Carol & "The Lenster" Drey

    There is a woman named Karen Miller
    Who thinks she's a knowledge pillar
    But when you check her credentials
    They don't have the essentials
    Because she's goofier than Ben Stiller

    (LOL)

    Blessings...Carol =^..^=

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  5. There once was a misfit named Rodger
    Who was known as a full time life-dodger;
    To shed self-neglect,
    And to gain self-respect,
    He changed by becoming a blogger.

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  6. What fun!

    I'll have to consider
    Cause I'm such a kidder
    what I'm going to write

    I don't want to rush
    but my brains turned to mush
    and my thoughts have taken flight!

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  7. This will be fun!
    I am posting Irish toasts every day. I'll need to think on the limerick thing.

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  8. Another from the Lenster:

    Everyone's talking about Osama
    He has a non-Black mama
    He talks about hope
    But sounds like a dope
    And if elected, there'll be nothing but trama.

    Another:

    There is a woman named Karen Miller
    Who worked on a boat tending the tiller
    One day on the lake
    She hit a huge wake
    And the wipe out was quite a thriller

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  9. Please, delete my previous comment. Let's try this instead:


    There once was a sweet girl named Mary
    Who said, "Writing lim'ricks is scary."
    She ate three mushroom caps
    and laid down for a nap,
    then wrote this with help from a fairy.

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  10. It's going to be so much fun reading the submissions.

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  11. Many months ago I did Friday posts for Studio Friday, and one of the topics was "Tools of the Trade". I wrote a little limerick about what I do in my studio...

    The tools of my trade are here
    in this room that I hold so dear
    I design in my head
    then with needle and thread
    I sew year after year after year.

    I've dredged it up, just for you KJ! ::Jill

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  12. SUBMITTED VIA EMAIL BY:
    Jenny Fowler of www.jennysfowler.blogspot.com

    If I were whipped cream I'd die happy.
    Instead I am corn and that's crappy.
    I would melt away;
    I'd dare not stay,
    But you'll see you me again in a snappy.

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  13. OK, I'm playing & I'll have you know this kept me up several hrs last night......LOL

    There once was an ogre named Betty,
    who feasted on plates of spaghetti.
    Then none could be had
    so she went quite mad
    And ate up her cousins the Yetties!

    You know, Yetti, big foot!
    Hugs, DebraK

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  14. OK, I'm in!!!! I LOL'ed about Betty who ate her cousins.
    This limerick is about my sweet, sensitive pooch named Oliver (Ollie for short!!)

    My dog Ollie's so shy
    He hides when passers pass by
    He's inside my jacket
    Oh, what a racket
    He howls when it zips up ,"Oh my!"

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  15. A lymrick called "Eye-dyllic"

    There once was a middle-aged lass
    Who worked as she watched her life pass;
    But once in a while
    Forgot her work pile
    Read KJ; her blog is first class!

    Submitted by Debbie Rojas, a fan of KJ's writting.

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Thanks for stopping by!
♫ Karen