Limerick Challenge Week 1: Happy
Welcome to Week 1 – the very FIRST Limerick Challenge for the year 2016. I hope everyone had an awesome time celebrating New Year’s Eve. I know I had a lot of fun counting down to the New Year.
The theme for the last limerick of 2015 was ‘no theme’ meaning it was a free flowing limerick week. In spite of the holidays we had some brilliant entries for the free flowing limerick. I must say that I had a very difficult time picking a winner especially with the variety of themes used. So without further ado, here are the winners for the final challenge of 2015.
And the winner is…….. Peter of Meritings with three wonderful limericks! He called it BOGOF – Buy One Get One Free – the third limerick was a bonus! Check out his full post here! Thank you for the tribute, Peter! 🙂
The limerick challenge’s a great thing to do
We love it dear Rashmi, it’s all thanks to you
It’s perfectly clear
that during the year
the entries got better and just grew and grew
The second place is shared by Blackcherries for her limerick on New Beginnings and Jahanvi for yet another powerful limerick.
The third place goes to Fun Simplicity for her tranquil limerick and LadyLeeManila for a stack of 3 wonderful limericks.
Now that the Top 5 have been announced, it is time for the Week 1 Challenge.
Since this is a New Year which brings new and fresh beginnings for a lot of us and everyone is happy, the prompt for week 1 limerick challenge is….yes, you guessed that right… “Happy”. You can opt to use the word “happy” or some of its closer synonyms like Merry, Jolly, Cheerful, etc. in your limerick…you get the idea!
For those who are new to the challenge, here are the rules:
- Each week, a prompt (A Word) will be provided and participants are to use this prompt as a base for their limericks.
- Participants can opt to either use the word (prompt) itself or a synonym of the word to use in their Limerick. This is a MUST. Either the word or a synonym of the word must be a part of your Limerick!
- This challenge will run from Thursday to Thursday, and you may add your Limerick anytime during these specific days.
- Please tag your Limerick with: Limerick Poetry Challengepost so that others interested can check out your Limerick (This step is important).
- Add your story’s URL to this website’s comments. (This step is also important so I will know who has participated).
- If you are interested in participating in this challenge, please follow this blog site to receive instant email notifications of the post with the Word prompts for each week.
- The main purpose of this challenge is to have fun and learn. Those who are able to mentor and help others grow in their writing; you are encouraged to do so. All constructive feedback should be communicated in a kind and helpful manner AND received in a welcoming manner.
- All Limericks for Week 1 Challenge are due in by Thursday, January 7, 2015.
- The winner of Week 12 challenge may contact me on email@example.com to claim the prize.
- WELCOME TO MIND AND LIFE MATTERS LIMERICK POETRY CHALLENGE!
Finally, here is my take on the prompt:
Once a couple made a deal
To tell each other how they feel
“What makes you happy,” asked she
“You do,” said he
And with that a kiss he did steal!
Congratulations, Peter! 😄 And I totally seconded on his Limerick! All thanks to you, Rashmi! 👏👏👏👏👏😄 Congratulations to all the winners too! 🎉🎉🎉🎉🎉 😄 Thank you again, Rashmi 😘
Thanks to you guys for being such good participants on the challenge 🙂
Sri Sudha K
thanks, Rashmi for the 3rd place 🙂 Happy New Year!
Your most welcome! Happy New Year to you too 🙂
Sri Sudha K
Your Limerick is very sweet. You are looking very sweet in new photograph( what it is called I forget).
The Gravatar? Thank you Masi 🙂
Yes dear. Thanks.:).
Rashmi, thanks for the challenge. I love limericks. Others are fortunate that you eliminate your own. Your limerick today on “happy” would be hard to beat.
Thank you so much Oneta! I’m so glad you enjoy them….! 🙂
Love your new profile picture. I have done my wk 1 limerick poetry.
Thank you so much Jane! I see you have finally added your picture…so nice! 🙂
Heading to your blog now to read the happy limerick.
My other pic was a draawing i did.
That was a good drawing! I didn’t know you ha done it! Nice!! 🙂
Yes it was my daughter i had drawn.
Just a selfie on the mobile but dont look bad for my age.
I think you look awesome! 🙂
Now you have made me blush.lol.
Sri Sudha K
Hi rashmi, this is my limerick for week1:Happy prompt..i tried to define what happiness is..
As always beautifully composed 🙂
Sri Sudha K
I like your limerick. 🙂
Thank you Ranu 🙂
Thank you so much for your comment. 🙂
That was a smashing limerick Ranu! 😀
Hi, I am posting my week one limerick challenge, prompt “Happy.”
I was so thrilled to win the last Limerick Challenge of the year. Thank you Rashmi! I love this challenge and I’m afraid I got carried away again. Here are 2 attempts.
Congratulations on winning the last challenge, Peter!
I’m so glad you participate every week, I absolutely love your limericks 🙂
Hello to all! And a very fine word to start a new year with, good choice! I hope everyone is happy like our Limericks!
You can catch mine Here!
Have a nice day!
Woops! Looks like in the Christmas/ New Year rush I forgot to post my Free-Flowing Limerick for last weeks challenge! Check it out Here!
Thank you for posting it! It is awesome! 🙂
My first ever limerick and entry into this challenge – http://wp.me/p5VOch-bR
I love your happy confident limerick! Glad you decided to participate 🙂
You can relax now, I’m back! I had a few weeks of blog downtime over Christmas but I’ll be making sure I enter the limerick challenge every week again now. Here’s my entry:
Booyyaahhh…..back with a bang! Trust you to always come up with a limerick that’s uses the prompt from very different angles! 😉
Hello! I thought I’d participate for the first time ever. Here’s my “happy” limerick…
[And I agree with others — Rashmi, yours is lovely!]
I’m so glad you decided to participate, I absolutely love your limerick and yes I love coffee too 😀
I submitted my Limerick here at: https://scnotmycupoftea.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/limerick-poetry-challenge-week-1-happy/
Thank you for this excellent initiative and giving is a chance to be creative
Thank you for participating! I love your happy and positive limerick! 🙂
Sri Sudha K
Rashmi i couldn’t just limit myself by posting one..i din’t feel like altering my first one…so here is my another entry for this week http://wp.me/p6NQA3-3b
Sri Sudha K
When happiness is the prompt
it made me imprompt
limericks written every week
Are keeping up senses at their peak…
Where mind and life matter..
Happiness would remain everafter…
This is for u rashmi…for the joy of words u spread…
Thank you Sudha! You are so sweet! This makes me ‘happy’ 😀
I konow I am late with this and can’t find week 2’s prompt and have no idea how to tag it or whatever so here is a silly (rude) freebie:
My baby is looking so happy
Uh-oh I think it’s his nappy
He smiles loke a buddha
While spying his mother
His nappy is no doubt quite crappy!
Thank you for participating, you are not late, I will be posting the week 2 limerick challenge today! 🙂
That limerick is really cute! 😀
Haha you are too kind! 😉
Sri Sudha K
U R WELCOME RASHMI
Hi Rashmi, Loved your limerick for the prompt ‘Happy’. It’s so cute and sweet. Here is my attempt on this prompt : https://jahnavichintakunta.wordpress.com/2016/01/07/happy-to-lose-limerick/
Oh how bad of me 🙁 I missed this post from you 🙁 I feel so bad anyways as you are up again for this challenge , I will participate in all of them 🙂 And wonderful winners 🙂
No worries, NJ. The week 2 Challenge is up already….I look forward to reading your limerick on the week 2 prompt ‘immortal’
yeah I will be up with one soon 😀
Here is my entry dear 🙂
Amazing story, beautifully composed with eloquent writing! Love it NJ! 🙂
Thank you so much dear 🙂