Limerick Chick Contest #2

March 3, 2008

in Limerick Chick

UPDATE: Entries posted in green at the bottom.


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It’s March. Time for all things green and Irish. And what could be more Irish than wordplay that is also eponymous with a county in Ireland?

Last fall we held the first Limerick Chick Contest. Click on over to read the very clever entries and to get yourself thinking in the limerick rhyme scheme. Here is the winning limerick, courtesy of Kristen at Sticky Bean.

There once was a group of ladies
Who set out to go and make babies
They became Stirrup Queens
Or so it would seem
Until they all wound up with scabies!

Rules:
1. Use the limerick form, as in Hickory Dickory Dock.
2. Mention at least one other blog or blogger, with a link to his/her blog.
3. No entries mentioning Nantucket ;-)it’s just too low-hanging a fruit!
4. Enter by March 9.
5. The winner will be announced on St Patrick’s Day.
6. Enter as many times as your creativity allows.

Steps:
1. First post your limerick on your own blog (if you have one. No worries if you don’t).
2. Then post your limerick in a comment below, with its permalink back to your blog (if’n you have).
3. Post the Vote Button in your post and on your sidebar, and encourage others to enter and/or vote. I will email you the code when you comment (or deliver it in a comment on your blog, if I can’t easily get your email address. You can contact me at bestlightlori at the gmail place).


There is a prize.
The winner will receive a 50% discount on an adoption profile review. I’m aware that not everyone will find this valuable, but since I am not in a position to donate eggs, provide cheap Repronex, or come to your house and change diapers while you take a bubble bath (Furrow), this is the best I can do. If you win and don’t need it, donate it to someone who does. Make some good karma for yourself.

Go n’eiri an t-adh leat (luck o’ the Irish to you).

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ENTRIES

A. Niobe #1
It’s Bea that she’s asked to go by
And others hasten to comply
But rather than bother
I call her The Blogger
Formerly Known As Bub And Pie.

B. Niobe #2
A blogger whose name is Niobe
Said, “Look, my name sounds like Nairobi
It isn’t ni-OBE
Doesn’t rhyme with microbe
And if you don’t like it, then blow me.”

C. Niobe #3
So, Beck’s blog is chiefly comprised
Of recipes, deftly revised,
And stories that may be
‘Bout Boy, Girl, or Baby
With WORDS that are CAPITALIZED

D. Magpie #1
I’m not one for praying or mass.
I don’t like sea bream or bass.
But I’m given to braying
A favorite saying
The apposite “this too shall pass“.

E. Magpie #2
I know that she likes Coca-cola
and possibly crunchy granola.
But I never can tell
if blogger FreshHell
knows the difference ‘tween shit and shinola.

F. Kymberli #1
There is a deft writer named Niobe
who uses allegory and euphony and hyperbole.
The photography – classic,
the writing – fantastic,
though some might need use of a dictionary.

G. Kymberli #2
There was a Black surro named Kymberli
who played a good joke at delivery.
The nurse with affright
exclaimed, “This baby is White!”
Kym pointed, “He’s for them and not me.”

H. Niobe #4
A blog that I cannot explain
Is Amelies Welt, which contains
Both German and Eng-
Lish, but, the thing is
Amelie’s living in Spain

I. Stirrup Queens
Follistim and Menopur grow them
Lupron and Ganirelix slow them
Count them and measure
Treat each as a treasure
Follicles–can’t see them or hold them

J. Painted Maypole #1
I like to read Slouching Past Forty
Even if that fair blogger’s a shorty
I’ll forgive her that ill
since she has mad skills
I don’t care if she’s only 5’4″, see?

K. Painted Maypole #2
If she didn’t live quite so afar
I would like to meet up at a bar
I bet she’s quite fun
when she’s had more than one
That Jen M. at Get in the Car!

L. Painted Maypole #3
My reader says five hundred two
these posts, it claims, are all new.
Where to begin?
I think I’ll dig in
With the dude who writes at One Plus Two.

M. Painted Maypole #4
The kooky gal at RimaRama
is not truly the Queen of Drama
When she writes comedy
I’ll be slapping my knee!
That blogger is one funny mama!

N. Painted Maypole #5
Some say that she is quite an A-hole
Though it’s hard to believe Painted Maypole
Could ream someone out:
Yell, scream and shout.
I guess lack of sleep takes it’s toll.

O. Slouching Mom #1
About books and shelves she’s quite clever
A good pun she’ll forsake almost never
One spouse puts on plays
The other spends her days
Finding people shelter, hoping it’s forever.

P. Slouching Mom #2
This blogger enjoys words and their histories
She takes photos of life’s little mysteries —
Always a practical sort
Who makes a mean torte
And whose humor is filled with morbidities.

Q. Slouching Mom #3
And this woman’s words are so lush
Her prose so dense and rich I must gush
She’s got a wee boy
Is growing more joy
Don’t tell her she’s beautiful — she’ll blush.

R. Slouching Mom #4
This lady is astoundingly prolific
She knows that I think she’s terrific
She lives where it’s hot
Suffers mishaps quite a lot
This latest catastrophe’s horrific.

S. Painted Maypole #6
Says Julie at Using My Words
Toxic chemicals AREN’T for the birds
Dread Disease is no fun
Listen, candidates who run:
Plan to get this environment cured!

T. Painted Maypole #7
Got causes? Then write some Just Posts.
Mad and Jen
are the lovely co-hosts.

Speak truth in love
Or throw down the glove
Over issues that speak to you most.

U. Painted Maypole #8
There once was a blogger named Painted
Whose image was suddenly tainted
When her Mom found the blog
All her veins it did clog
And onto the hard floor she fainted

V. Painted Maypole #9
I exercise while Seeking Sanity
My search is not purely for vanity
If I fit in this dress
I will have much less stress
Than if I’m as large as a manatee

W. Painted Maypole #10
Oh, how I do love to sing
Bright sunshine true happiness brings
A hug and a kiss
Will always bring bliss
Peanut butter’s Another Good Thing.

X. Ms Planner
There once was a Cowboy from Portland.
Blood, needles and gore, he could not stand.
So imagine his chagrin,
When his knocked up wife said to him:
As I see it, you will be in L&D holding my hand.


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{ 26 comments… read them below or add one }

Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

I am so glad I have a board meeting tonight. Now I have something to do there :-) Just kidding, Lisa, if you’re reading this… I’ll come back with my entries soon.

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Lollipop Goldstein April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

I am so glad I have a board meeting tonight. Now I have something to do there :-) Just kidding, Lisa, if you’re reading this… I’ll come back with my entries soon.

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Furrow April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

No bubble bath time? Shoot. I’ll still give it a shot. Not like I have much else to do while I get back into the swing of things this week.

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Furrow April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

No bubble bath time? Shoot. I’ll still give it a shot. Not like I have much else to do while I get back into the swing of things this week.

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niobe April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

I love making up limericks. Let me see what I can do….

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beagle April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

I’m missing my poetry gene.If it comes to me in a dream, I’ll let you know.

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niobe April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

I love making up limericks. Let me see what I can do….

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beagle April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

I’m missing my poetry gene.If it comes to me in a dream, I’ll let you know.

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Kymberli April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am
Kymberli April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

Entry 1:There is a deft writer named Niobewho uses allegory and euphony and hyperbole.The photography – classic, the writing – fantastic, though some might need use of a dictionary. Entry 2:There was a Black surro named Kymberliwho played a good joke at delivery.The nurse with affrightexclaimed, “This baby is White!”Kym pointed, “He’s for them and not me.”

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Magpie April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

1)I’m not one for praying or mass.I don’t like sea bream or bass.But I’m given to brayingA favorite sayingThe apposite “this too shall pass”.2)I know that she likes Coca-colaand possibly crunchy granola.But I never can tellif blogger FreshHellknows the difference ‘tween shit and shinola.http://magpiemusing.blogspot.com/2008/03/lure-of-limerick.html

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Kymberli April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am
Kymberli April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

Entry 1:There is a deft writer named Niobewho uses allegory and euphony and hyperbole.The photography – classic, the writing – fantastic, though some might need use of a dictionary. Entry 2:There was a Black surro named Kymberliwho played a good joke at delivery.The nurse with affrightexclaimed, “This baby is White!”Kym pointed, “He’s for them and not me.”

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Magpie April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

1)I’m not one for praying or mass.I don’t like sea bream or bass.But I’m given to brayingA favorite sayingThe apposite “this too shall pass”.2)I know that she likes Coca-colaand possibly crunchy granola.But I never can tellif blogger FreshHellknows the difference ‘tween shit and shinola.http://magpiemusing.blogspot.com/2008/03/lure-of-limerick.html

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painted maypole April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

i am having way too much fun with this, so I’ve written more:Says Julie at Using My WordsToxic chemicals AREN’T for the birdsDread Disease is no funListen, candidates who run:Plan to get this environment cured!Got causes? Then write some Just Posts.Mad and Jen are the lovely co-hosts.Speak truth in loveOr throw down the gloveOver issues that speak to you most.There once was a blogger named PaintedWhose image was suddenly taintedWhen her Mom found the blogAll her veins it did clogAnd onto the hard floor she faintedI exercise while Seeking SanityMy search is not purely for vanityIf I fit in this dressI will have much less stressThan if I’m as large as a manateeOh, how I do love to singBright sunshine true happiness bringsA hug and a kissWill always bring blissPeanut butter’s Another Good Thing.permalink:http://paintedmaypole.blogspot.com/2008/03/more-limericks.html

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slouchy April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

Don’t know if mine count, because I had readers guess at the bloggers, though I gave them the answers at the end of the post.Here’s the permalink:http://www.slouchingmom.com/2008/03/limericks.htmlAnd here are four entries:1. About books and shelves she’s quite cleverA good pun she’ll forsake almost neverOne spouse puts on playsThe other spends her daysFinding people shelter, hoping it’s forever.(about < HREF="http://madhattermommy.blogspot.com" REL="nofollow">Mad<>)2. This blogger enjoys words and their historiesShe takes photos of life’s little mysteries — Always a practical sortWho makes a mean torteAnd whose humor is filled with morbidities.(about < HREF="http://deadbabyjokes.blogspot.com" REL="nofollow">niobe<>)3. And this woman’s words are so lushHer prose so dense and rich I must gushShe’s got a wee boyIs growing more joyDon’t tell her she’s beautiful — she’ll blush.(about < HREF="http://www.cribchronicles.com" REL="nofollow">bon<>)4. This lady is astoundingly prolificShe knows that I think she’s terrificShe lives where it’s hotSuffers mishaps quite a lotThis latest catastrophe’s horrific.(about < HREF="http://theartfulflower.blogspot.com" REL="nofollow">Julie<>)

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painted maypole April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

I read about this over at Niobe’s place, and had to take on the challenge. my permalink is:http://paintedmaypole.blogspot.com/2008/03/late-night-limericks.htmland I wrote several limericks:I like to read Slouching Past FortyEven if that fair blogger’s a shortyI’ll forgive her that illsince she has mad skillsI don’t care if she’s only 5’4″, see?If she didn’t live quite so afarI would like to meet up at a barI bet she’s quite funwhen she’s had more than oneThat Jen M. at Get in the Car!My reader says five hundred twothese posts, it claims, are all new.Where to begin?I think I’ll dig inWith the dude who writes at One Plus Two.The kooky gal at RimaRamais not truly the Queen of DramaWhen she writes comedyI’ll be slapping my knee!That blogger is one funny mama!Some say that she is quite an A-holeThough it’s hard to believe Painted MaypoleCould ream someone out:Yell, scream and shout.I guess lack of sleep takes it’s toll.

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niobe April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

A blog that I cannot explainIs < HREF="amelies-welt.de/blog" REL="nofollow">Amelies Welt<>, which containsBoth German and Eng-Lish, but, the thing isAmelie’s living <>in Spain<>(I’m just posting this here and not on my blog, so no permalink)

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painted maypole April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

i am having way too much fun with this, so I’ve written more:Says Julie at Using My WordsToxic chemicals AREN’T for the birdsDread Disease is no funListen, candidates who run:Plan to get this environment cured!Got causes? Then write some Just Posts.Mad and Jen are the lovely co-hosts.Speak truth in loveOr throw down the gloveOver issues that speak to you most.There once was a blogger named PaintedWhose image was suddenly taintedWhen her Mom found the blogAll her veins it did clogAnd onto the hard floor she faintedI exercise while Seeking SanityMy search is not purely for vanityIf I fit in this dressI will have much less stressThan if I’m as large as a manateeOh, how I do love to singBright sunshine true happiness bringsA hug and a kissWill always bring blissPeanut butter’s Another Good Thing.permalink:http://paintedmaypole.blogspot.com/2008/03/more-limericks.html

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slouchy April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

Don’t know if mine count, because I had readers guess at the bloggers, though I gave them the answers at the end of the post.Here’s the permalink:http://www.slouchingmom.com/2008/03/limericks.htmlAnd here are four entries:1. About books and shelves she’s quite cleverA good pun she’ll forsake almost neverOne spouse puts on playsThe other spends her daysFinding people shelter, hoping it’s forever.(about < HREF="http://madhattermommy.blogspot.com" REL="nofollow">Mad<>)2. This blogger enjoys words and their historiesShe takes photos of life’s little mysteries — Always a practical sortWho makes a mean torteAnd whose humor is filled with morbidities.(about < HREF="http://deadbabyjokes.blogspot.com" REL="nofollow">niobe<>)3. And this woman’s words are so lushHer prose so dense and rich I must gushShe’s got a wee boyIs growing more joyDon’t tell her she’s beautiful — she’ll blush.(about < HREF="http://www.cribchronicles.com" REL="nofollow">bon<>)4. This lady is astoundingly prolificShe knows that I think she’s terrificShe lives where it’s hotSuffers mishaps quite a lotThis latest catastrophe’s horrific.(about < HREF="http://theartfulflower.blogspot.com" REL="nofollow">Julie<>)

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painted maypole April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

I read about this over at Niobe’s place, and had to take on the challenge. my permalink is:http://paintedmaypole.blogspot.com/2008/03/late-night-limericks.htmland I wrote several limericks:I like to read Slouching Past FortyEven if that fair blogger’s a shortyI’ll forgive her that illsince she has mad skillsI don’t care if she’s only 5’4″, see?If she didn’t live quite so afarI would like to meet up at a barI bet she’s quite funwhen she’s had more than oneThat Jen M. at Get in the Car!My reader says five hundred twothese posts, it claims, are all new.Where to begin?I think I’ll dig inWith the dude who writes at One Plus Two.The kooky gal at RimaRamais not truly the Queen of DramaWhen she writes comedyI’ll be slapping my knee!That blogger is one funny mama!Some say that she is quite an A-holeThough it’s hard to believe Painted MaypoleCould ream someone out:Yell, scream and shout.I guess lack of sleep takes it’s toll.

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niobe April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

A blog that I cannot explainIs < HREF="amelies-welt.de/blog" REL="nofollow">Amelies Welt<>, which containsBoth German and Eng-Lish, but, the thing isAmelie’s living <>in Spain<>(I’m just posting this here and not on my blog, so no permalink)

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Bea April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

Damnit! Missed the deadline. Love the limericks, though. Thanks!Bea

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Bea April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

Damnit! Missed the deadline. Love the limericks, though. Thanks!Bea

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Ms. Planner April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

I think it might be too late, but for what it is worth:There once was a Cowboy from Portland.Blood, needles and gore, he could not stand.So imagine his chagrin,When his knocked up wife said to him:As I see it, you will be in L&D holding my hand.http://msplanner.blogspot.com/

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Ms. Planner April 7, 2010 at 12:02 am

I think it might be too late, but for what it is worth:There once was a Cowboy from Portland.Blood, needles and gore, he could not stand.So imagine his chagrin,When his knocked up wife said to him:As I see it, you will be in L&D holding my hand.http://msplanner.blogspot.com/

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