Limerick Chick Contest


In grade school I discovered an art form that instantly captivated me. It was asymmetric but with a pattern. It was clever and sometimes raunchy. Short and within my abilities to comprehend and create.

I loved limericks. I was crushed to later find that there are people who find them among the lowest of art forms, right down there with the graphic design on a box of Count Chocula.

I’ve been in the blogosphere for a only short time, but I’ve had the pleasure of observing and participating in fun contests and tours, such as Leslie’s Haiku Buckaroo Contest and Stirrup QueensBarren Bitches Book Brigade. Every time I think, “How clever — wonder how these things get started.”

Well, if I start one, then I’ll know.

Announcing the Limerick Chicks Contest. There are 3 rules:

1. Use the limerick form, as in Hickory Dickory Dock.

2. Mention at least one other blog or blogger, with their linky.

3. No entries mentioning Nantucket 😉 — it’s just too low-hanging a fruit!

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. Feel free to post the emblem on your blog, and please encourage others to enter. (This is the contest’s permalink to cut and paste:

4. Entries should be received by September 5.

5. Direct your readers to Weebles Wobblog between September 6 and 12 for voting.

6. The winner will be announced in the September 13 post.

7. Email me a way to get in touch with you. (bestlightlori at the gmail place).

8. Enter as many times as your creativity allows.

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

Let the games begin.

Here’s the code to cut and paste on your own blog. Right click the image and choose copy, the paste in your own post. Sorry this is so complicated — I’m new to HTML.


1. Jenn in Holland
You know when I joined Leslie’s game.
My haiku all started out lame.
If it’s all right with you
I may sit this one through
But send players to you all the same!

2. Leslie‘s first entry
There’s a guy some people call Grimm
I often have sex with him
But after some lovin’
A bun’s in the oven
And now the pickins are slim

3. Leslie ‘s second entry
My friend Karly asked, “Why not?
Come write at Wiping Up Snot?
I’m taking a rest
Just do your best
And use all the cuss words you’ve got.”

4. Leslie‘s third entry
There’s a girl I love called Mackey
We’re so alike it’s just wacky
I’d give her my heart
You know, the half necklace part
But when you’re a grown up that’s tacky

5. Lori
The bloggers I’ve read this summer
Have been anything but a bummer
Like Oracle Sun
or Yet? Are We Having Fun
You’ve made me wiser, not dumber.

6. Melissa
This woman draws bloggers together
In the sea of infertility she’s our tether
Planning D.C. dinners and drinks
As well as writing posts that make you think
That Lindsay is certainly clever

7. Kristen‘s first entry
There once was a baby named Snowflake
Who smelled just like angel food cake
She was bright as the sun,
As sweet as Sticky Bun
That she gave her momma a toothache

8. Kristen‘s second entry
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!

9. Topcat
There once was a chick named Topcat
Who wished that she got really fat
Not from pies chips and gravy
But big-bellied with baby
She wants one RIGHT NOW and that’s that!

10. Kami’s first entry
Tales from my Dusty Ovaries
She won’t be visiting wineries
It’s the two week wait
Approaching the big date
Wishing her cute little babies

11. Kami’s second entry
Infertile bloggers are we
We’ll spread ’em for any RE
We just want a baby
A boy or a lady
Or UPON AWAKENING, live childfree

12. Lub‘s first entry
Why can I not have a baby?
I keep asking God to save me.
He answers in ways,
To calm me from this craze,
Of infertility between me and Davy.

13. Lub‘s second entry
Symptoms are always a bust
Sore boobies and high temps a must
We all hope we’re pregnant
Try not to get hell bent
WTF oops I just cussed.

13 thoughts on “Limerick Chick Contest”

  1. Ok, I am going to give it a whirl. Like PJ said, glad we have some time. Thanks for the mention. 🙂How do I create a link from a picture like you have done with your clicker icon?

  2. Why can I not have a baby?I keep asking God to save me.He answers in ways,To calm me from this craze,Of infertility between me and Davy.Symptoms are always a bustSore boobies and high temps a mustWe all hope we’re pregnantTry not to get hell bentWTF oops I just[email protected]Thanks! This was FUN!!!

  3. You know when I joined < HREF="" REL="nofollow">Leslie’s<> game.My < HREF="" REL="nofollow">haiku<> all started out lame.If it’s all right with youI may sit this one throughBut send < HREF="" REL="nofollow">players<> to you all the same!

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  5. Thanks, KarenO.Later on I’ll post all the entries in a post that included links. It’s so much easier to to in a post than in a comment!Kami, I’ll figure it out and update the original post.Pamela Jeanne, Jenn and Leslie — glad you’re contributing!

  6. I would like to join! Here are my two entries:There once was a baby named SnowflakeWho smelled just like angel food cakeShe was bright as the sun,As sweet as < HREF="" REL="nofollow">Sticky Bun<>That she gave her momma a toothacheThere once was a group of ladiesWho set out to go and make babiesThey became < HREF="" REL="nofollow">Stirrup Queens <>Or so it would seemUntil they all wound up with scabies!In case my direct links don’t work, my two links are: blog is I haven’t posted my limericks yet but they will be there before tonight!

  7. rofl! Ok here we go again… 1. First you type the smaller than sign – <2. Right after that you type – a href=” 3. Then you paste/type the link -https://oraclesun.blogspot.com4. Then you close the quote marks – “5. Then you close the brackets with the bigger than sign – >6. Now you type the blog name – Oracle sun7. Another <8. /a and close the bracket >9. The only space comes between the a and h in a href If you struggle with this, email me!

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