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And the 2012 shamrock goes to…

……………………………………….drumroll, please……………………………………


Congratulations to Erica at ParenthoodForMe! Her entry garnered almost 51% of the votes cast.

Our eggs and sperm lack esteem
Under a microscope they do not gleam
Ain’t the birds and the bees
Nor doing the ol’ dirty deed
Mrs. Spit says things aren’t what they seem.

Keiko of The Infertility Voice came in second in the closest race in the history of the Limerick Chick, owning more than 49% of the votes.

As always I had so much fun hosting this event. Thanks to all who ventured an entry for playing in the green with me.

With her winnings, Erica may choose to support the organization of her choice or take a gift certificate to Amazon.com.

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

Happy St Patrick’s Day, peoples. Need I pinch you?

Final round of the 2012 Limerick Chick contest. VOTE!

Who’ll be The Limerick Chick?
You readers get to help pick
We have the top two
They’re brilliant, so coo’
Such an homage to Saint Pat-er-ick

Our corner of the blogosphere has winnowed eight entries to two.

Here are our finalists. Vote for your favorite by 8 pm Friday night (March 16, MDT). The winner will be announced on St Patrick’s Day.

Congratulations to:

And an additional shout out to these limericists for for sharing their very witty 5-liners with us and honoring a fellow blogger (or more than one!) in doing so: Kathy, Kim Leatherdale, Lakewood, CO Macaroni Kid, Stirrup Queens, Lost in Translation, and Project Progeny.

Now, who will be the Limerick Chick for 2012? Will it be the emerging powerhouse that is Keiko, or the mighty Parenthood For Me, who wants to reclaim her 2009 and 2010 titles?

A. Keiko Zoll

Who’s the gangsta who makes blogging foxy?
This rockstar who knocks off my socks, see –
she’s a Smart One (with sass)
who takes names and kicks ass;
she’s The Smartness: JW Moxie!

B. Parenthood For Me

Our eggs and sperm lack esteem
Under a microscope they do not gleam
Ain’t the birds and the bees
Nor doing the ol’ dirty deed
Mrs. Spit says things aren’t what they seem.

To all entrants and voters, I say, Go raibh maith agaibh!


Limerick Chick voting open for Round 2

Eight 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.

Eight entries have been divided into two flights. Below you’ll find 4 entries for the second set. Vote for your favorite one by Saturday morning (poll is active for 72 hours from the time of posting).

The top vote-getter will advance to the Final round, which begins Monday, March 12. 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 as always, each of the entries is absolutely limericious.

Flight 2 entries

1. Stirrup Queens

When a blogger barrels for votes like a powerful twister
She links to many of her ALI sisters
Project Progeny to Jen to Bio
Queenie and Eden and Keiko
A cheap act (you said it, mister)

2. Lost in Translation

If you’re feeling lost in a foreign city
But don’t want to drown yourself in self pity
Then go to your blog and say
I’m very far away
And turn chagrin into something charming and witty

3. Project Progeny

She’s got Too Many Fish to Fry,
But Jjiraffe never says Die
She’s funny and smart
And full of heart
Writing the Faces of ALI

4. Parenthood For Me

Our eggs and sperm lack esteem
Under a microscope they do not gleam
Ain’t the birds and the bees
Nor doing the ol’ dirty deed
Mrs. Spit says things aren’t what they seem.

Image: WriteMindOpenHeart.com, creativedoxfoto / FreeDigitalPhotos.net

Congratulations to Parenthood For Me, who advances to the Final Round!