Esther Newton writes:
I’ve written a couple of humorous poems about writing over the past couple of weeks, so I thought I’d try a limerick this week:
There was a young writer from Reading,
Whose writer’s block did his head in;
It kept him up all night,
And still no words in sight,
So he became a tester for bedding.
It’s not particularly very good, so I’d like to challenge you to write me a far better one. All you need to remember is that limericks have five lines, where the first, second and fifth lines rhyme, with seven to ten syllables in each line. The third and fourth lines rhyme with each other and these lines have five to seven syllables in each line.
So get writing! Join the challenge!
An essential oil, such as, Lavender,
Is something I would order,
A bunch of, a truckload.
It is widely used abroad.
Lavender, I completely surrender!
Here’s mine! Where is yours?