Limericks

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For my Off The Record  WRITE OFF group today, we had a lovely time reading some Limericks and then having a go at writing our own…Here’s a couple of mine:

Limerick The First (based on our weekly rubbish-collection annoyance):

A couple on Johnny Ball Lane
Are wading through rubbish again:
     They open their gate
     And both get irate,
Saying: “It’s the EU that’s the blame!”*

*NB: this is a joke, to try and alleviate some of the horrors of the current Brexitocalypse we’re experiencing.

Limerick The Second (see image above):

A jovial collosal squid
Got upset when everyone hid:
     As it reached for the sky
     For an eightfold Hi Hi!
The pirates looked less intrepid.

 

 

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NaPoWriMo 19: Dating the Deep

COLOSSUS SEEKS KRAKEN

Yesterday’s prompt was to write a poem in the form of a personal ad (from NaPoWriMo) or to write about a particular word you really love.

So: I love the word ‘cephalopod’ (and am fascinated by this group of animals) – so I’ve fused the two prompts into the following. (I’m not even sure it’s a poem; more just a silly tinkering with acronyms and the conventions.)

Just imagine this appearing in an edition of Deep Sea Dating magazine…

 

Dating the Deep

or, FEEL YOUR WAY

 

Version one (acronyms):

 

FEEL YOUR WAY:

COLOSSUS (20-25m) seeks

KRAKEN 4 WLTM or B2B

ENJOYS PnP Energy

Looking for LTR

ALAWP (within reason)

GSOH, WE

 

Version two (acronyms explained):

 

FEEL YOUR WAY:

COLOSSUS (20-25metres) seeks

KRAKEN 4 Wavy Long-Tentacled Moments or Beak to Beak

Enjoys Predation and Preserving Energy

Looking for Teuthological Reproduction

All Large Whales Pursued (within reason)

Great Set of Hooks, Whopping Eyes

 

Appendix – 

Original homo sapiens acronyms:

 

ALAWP: all letters answered with a photo (probably means the advertiser will only reply to letters that attach a photo)

B2B: Does not exist, made it up

GSOH: good sense of humor

LTR: long-term relationship

PnP: party and play

WE: well endowed

WLTM: would like to meet