Rhyme & Reason

One of the best parts of being a writer is getting to read everyone else’s stuff! So for the next two weeks, you’re invited to post some of your best verse here!

Even though limericks may or may not have originated in Limerick, Ireland, they’re easy to write. Tell us about your book, your work, a favorite character, whatever you’d like by posting a limerick in the comments section below!

A sample regarding Feeling Lucky to get you started:

There once was a lady named Megan
Whose fingers did something quite pagan
But the man that she pinched
Wouldn’t give an inch
So she had to put up with him stay’n!

Please note – Limericks are traditionally risqué (also an area of debate), but this is not a racy site. If you’re going to be bawdy, you’ll have to be creative. Here’s more on the form.

The Rules –

  • One (1) limerick per person.
  • All entries are reviewed before going live. Any entry found vulgar or offensive won’t be posted.
  • Don’t forget a link to your website, book, blog, etc. so readers can follow up on your fabulosity!

The Prizes – Two (2) winners will be arbitrarily chosen by whatever family member from among one senior citizen, four adults, two teenagers, or one child that I can pin down. Each winner will receive a $10 gift certificate to Amazon.com

The Deadline – All entries must be submitted before Thursday 8/22. Winners will be announced by the next weekend.

Good Luck!

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  1. Hi Kathy,
    Here’s a go at a limerick – I’m not giving up my day job! lol

    There once was a witch named Declan Quinn
    Who’s abs could be classed as a sin
    When he meets his new hire
    It’s hard to stop his desire
    And so the story does begin!

    1. Here’s what Mom came up with –
      There was a young man named Alfredo
      Who lived in the town of Laredo
      He swam, he fished, he was quite a boyo
      Until he was caught in a Sharknado

  2. I started a page called To Write is to Create
    Unfortunately my first story posting was late
    that dam computer was stuck
    I thought I was down on my luck
    But in the end it all turned out just great!

  3. Loved your book, Kathy! A fun read!

    I’m a confirmed Italophile, with a website to prove it (http://italophiles.com/), and I’m a writer too (http://cmartinelli.wordpress.com/), so a limerick about Italy seems a no-brainer.

    Michelangelo, Leonardo and Raphael were certainly not phony
    And Italy sure has given the world more than just macaroni
    But Saint Catherine of Siena and Saint Francis of Assisi
    Must surely in their graves be resting anything but easy
    When Italy’s name is marred by mafia, and crooks like Berlusconi

  4. I do not have any limericks. Do have a couple of poems that I wrote…
    Have to dig them up since I wrote them 15 years ago.

    1. That will work or you can try one new. I’ll start you off:
      There once a lady named Lori
      Who claimed she didn’t have a story
      But her friends of old
      Knew her to be bold
      Just take a look at her crafting history!

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