Limerick Challenge Week 21: Envy
Hello to all the limerick kings and queens!
The limericks submitted for week 20 were all brilliant, absolutely brilliant, which is why I was unable to choose just one for the top spot. This week I have chosen three limericks for the Limerick Superstar Badge!
And the winning limericks are………….
KirstWrites with this amazing limerick!
Of Cawdor and Glamis he was Thane
Duncan trusted him, sadly, in vain.
But his triumph was brief
And brought madness and grief
And that’s why we don’t dare speak his name.
Peter with this hilarious limerick!
I recently walked ‘neath a ladder
and thought that it couldn’t get badder
But then with a rush
I felt a huge gush
when a torrent released from my bladder!
And also this superb limerick from Alastair!
Footballers and those who play sports
Have superstitions of the silliest sorts.
Like their lucky pants,
A goal-scoring dance,
Or a rabbit foot stuffed down their shorts!
Congratulations to Kirst, Peter and Al – the Limerick Superstars for this week!
Next spot on my Top 5 list goes to Wandering Soul Piyusha for crumbling under my threatening demand to post that wonderful limerick despite her belief that it wasn’t great. Well Missy, I disagree! That limerick was excellent!
The next spot has been seized by Magarisa for her “Pro-Catcher” limerick which was not only hilarious but also very entertaining!
Now that the Top 5 have been announced, let us get to business for Week 21 Challenge.
The prompt word for this week’s challenge is ‘Envy’. This means that your limerick can be anything based on feeling envious/jealousy. It can be funny, sarcastic, emotional, spooky, satire anything you like so long as it follows the theme.
For those who are new to the challenge, here are the rules:
- Each week, a prompt theme will be provided and participants are to use this prompt as a base for their limericks.
- This challenge will run from Friday to Thursday, and you may link up your Limerick anytime during these specific days.
- All Limericks for Week 21 Challenge are due in latest by 12PM EST on Friday, May 27, 2016. After the deadline, the link-up button will not accept any more submissions.
- Please tag your Limerick with: Limerick Poetry Challenge so that others interested can check out your Limerick.
- Please remember to pingback to this post on your Limerick Post and also to link it up.
- A small donation is made to the local charity in the name of the Winners who receives the ‘Limerick Superstar’ badge.
- Receiving this badge means that not only are you a Limerick Superstar, you helped feed one hungry person with your limerick! The winners can choose to display the badge on their blogs!
- 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.
Finally, here is my take on the prompt:
She damned “To hell with you!”
“Why?” I wondered looking blue
Hell hath no fury
Scorned; she told the jury
Well, now I am just screwed!
Yesss! (Picture me doing a ridiculous goal scoring dance like one of Al’s footballers)! Great to share the honours with such a winning team as well, Peter and Al’s limericks are just hilarious!
And to think that you were complaining about not being able to come up with one! 😀 All bah humbug, I say. You totally nailed it, all the way to top spot I see! Congratulations! 🙂
It took me several false starts! Pleased with how it turned out though!
Hahahah….Kirst….Al’s footballer dances with no pants on…you do not want me picturing you doing a “no pants on” dance like his footballers! 😀 😀
Er.. no. Maybe not!
LOL! 😀 😀
Sri Sudha K
Congratulations to all the winners… Rashmi you orived supersitions to be funny…
Superstitions are funny to me! 😀
Thank you, Sudha!
Loved the ones from Peter and Alastair too. Congrats to all three winners.
Huh? Wait! rubs eyes in disbelief I get fourth spot for my very first attempt at writing a limerick. Something must be wrong. I always knew I was seeing things. Now it’s confirmed!
(Hehehehe! Honoured and thrilled to be in the top 5. Thank you for your threatening demands!! 😉 😀 )
You have been given the permission to be believe it and be thrilled too, Jadoo personally collected the spot from me to hand over to you! 😀
Oh, should have known supernatural elements were at play here. 😛 😀 Jadoo is a sweetheart. Jadoooooo… Jaaaadooooo…….
Wow! Thank you so much Rashmi. I only entered last night as I had difficulty coming up with anything. You’ve given me an extra word “any” in line 2 by the way!
I have to admit that after wetting myself so dramatically, I had to shed all my clothes. That is me running away in Alistair’s picture!
You promised you’d never tell! 🙂
….and an extra “was” on last line. Sorry to be pedantic.
No worries, Peter! Fixed ’em both, sorry about that, was in a hurry when I posted this running against the dying battery on my laptop! 😀
Thank you Rashmi. 😊
Wonderful job, everyone.
Feelings and Freedom
Great limericks! Congratulations to all the winners especially Piyusha for being the winner in first attempt itself.
Feelings and Freedom
Here’s the link to my attempt this week. Have added the link too.
To all the week 20 limerick winners, Congratulations, you are great in your craft.
Thanks also to Rashmi for giving us this opportunity. 🙂 Ranu
Thank you too for participating, Ranu! 🙂
These are brilliant and I can understand your difficulty choosing.
Oh thank you, Jacque 🙂
Hi Rashmi, I’ve just posted this week’s limerick… found this prompt a tough one, but hopefully this works! I love this challenge, and reading what everyone comes up with 🙂
Isn’t it interesting when a challenge becomes challenging?
I am glad you are enjoying this, I love reading the limericks everyone comes up with and some of them are just mind blowing! The kind that makes me think why I didn’t think of that! 😀
I do the same! I find the limerick challenges harder than the haiku ones, as with a limerick you have to tell a bit of a story, whereas a haiku can just be an observation of something happening, but like you say that makes it all the more interesting! 🙂
Congrats to the Limerick poetry winners
Thank you! 🙂