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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).

Lori Holden, mom of a young adult daughter and a young adult son, writes from Denver. She was honored as an Angel in Adoption® by the Congressional Coalition on Adoption Institute.

Find Lori’s books on her Amazon Author page, and catch episodes of Adoption: The Long View wherever you get your podcasts.

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26 Responses

  1. 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. I’m in this year! I have lurked and read in the past, but I am ready to bring it this time! 🙂 I am fine tuning my entry and will be posting it on my blog/linking to it from here in the next day or two. Thanks for hosting! Very fun Lori!

  3. Ok, here’s my actual real submission (pls delete my messed up linky one).

    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

    Since it’s #FF, y’all should totally check out GreebleMonkey. com (if you haven’t already). She also has cool contests like Lori.

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  5. There once was a girl named Lori
    At Bethany I joined her story
    Kamikazes we drank
    While we studied for Hank
    Economics in all of it’s glory

    Since neither of us managed to fail
    I tell you the rest of the tale
    We both left college
    To learn real life knowledge
    That we share thru Facebook email

  6. Limerick entry

    Asparagus, spinach and corn
    Salad tomatoes adorn
    It moistens your mouth
    Your hand wanders south
    VeganYumYum is vegetable porn

  7. i made a limerick my my self-
    There was a old man from Peru
    who dreamed he was eating his shoe
    He awoke in the night
    with a terrible fright
    and found out it was quite true..

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