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The poll is open: Limerick Chick 2011 Round 1

Fifteen poems came in under the wire
Five lines each has to inspire
They mention blog friends
The fun never ends
Of reading them, I do not tire.

The entries have been divided into three flights. Below you’ll find 5 entries for the first set. Vote for your favorite one by Sunday morning (poll is active for 48 hours from the time of posting).

The top vote-getter will advance to the Final round, which begins Friday, March 11.

On St Patrick’s Day, I’ll announce the winning limerick, according to the voters.

I am so glad I don’t have to make the decision, because each of the entries is absolutely limericious.

Flight 1 entries

1. Denver Laura

Lori, you have well deserved fame
We have a very similar name
You started blogging
I started following
And things have never been the same.

2. Stirrup Queens

Forever Reaching has been quiet
She tweets as if on a blog diet
She’s looking to be inspired
She’s written out; tired
Hoping like a phoenix she’ll rise up and riot

3. Motherhood Meets Me

Write Mind Open Heart.
The jester of the court needs to fart.
He tooted some gas.
That came out his ass.
Many think cutting the cheese is an art.

4. We Say IVF, They Say FIV

The wait until beta is trying
Are my embryos sticking or dying?
But c’mon girl, you’re strong
Just keep calm and carry on
One or two lines – I’m sure I’ll be crying

5. Marge in Real Life

Family is just what you make it
You can love what you have or forsake it
When you’re loved by your friends
You can take what life sends
If it’s real love, you’ll never mistake it

Remember to come back Sunday for Flight #2!   

Limerick Chick Contest 2011: Let the rhymes begin

Ladies and Leprechauns:

I hereby open the Limerick Chick Contest for 2011!

Valentine’s Day has passed, and that means it’s time for all things green and Irish. And what could be more Irish than wordplay that is eponymous with a county in Ireland?

The big question this year is: Will Erica make it a three-peat?

Erica of MotherhoodMeetsMe won in 2010 with:

I’m an Irish gal who drinks whisky
Sometimes I go home and get frisky.
When the good deed is done.
I’m Wishing 4 One.
Or at least eat some spam and some latke.

And Erica also took the trophy in 2009:

I once was scared of the gyno
Now I’ll drop my pants for a rhino
When bad times are worse
There’s blogs like the
Or instead I can just be a whino


Niobe of Dead Baby Jokes won in 2008.

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.”

Kristen of Sticky but Sweet won in 2007.

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!

Who will be the winning limericist for 2011?

Contest info:

  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. This year, only ONE entry per person. Please choose only your very best entry. ONE.
  4. Enter by 10 pm MST on February 28. Entries will be divided into three flights. Starting March 4, each flight will have 2 days of voting to arrive at the top entry for each flight. Voting for these flight finalists will begin March 11, and the grand prize winner will be announced on St Patrick’s Day.
  5. You don’t need to be a blogger to enter. If you have a blog, please use LinkyTools (below) to link to the limerick on your blog. If you do not have a blog, leave your limerick as a comment.
  6. All readers of this blog are welcome to enter, no matter how you know me or even IF you know me, and the subject matter is wide open.
  7. Post the Contestant Button on your sidebar as well as in your limerick post to encourage others to enter/vote.

There is a prize. The winner will get either a $20 contribution to the nonprofit organization of her/his choice or a $20 gift card at

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

And the shamrock goes to…


Erica (Parenthood for Me) extends her winning streak to two with this limerick, which garnered 40% of the nearly 200 votes cast:

I’m an Irish gal who drinks whisky
Sometimes I go home and get frisky.
When the good deed is done.
I’m Wishing 4 One.
Or at least eat some spam and some latke.

Alana‘s poem had lots of fans, too — a valiant contest all the way around. I declare all 8 of the finalists Limeristas Extraordinaire.

Erica is donating her prize money to Share Southern Vermont, which serves families grieving the loss of a child through pregnancy loss, stillbirth, or infant death. And check out how Erica’s own organization helps others to build their families.

Thanks to each of the entrants and finalists — we’ll do it all again next year!

Happy St Patrick’s Day, peoples.