Limerick Poetry Challenge

Limerick Challenge Week 7: Aspire

I have always aspired to help people, but never been able to, at least not in the way I always wanted to. But recently I realized that where there is a will to help, there’s always a way! Never had I thought that I would be able to help people with something as simple as running a challenge on my blog. So I can’t thank Peter enough for helping me come up with the idea of donating the prize money to the local charity organization every week.

A few days back, I received this email from the DFSP – the food pantry supporting people who don’t have enough – and it made me so happy that I can’t find words apt enough to describe it. I have hidden/removed some personal information from the email below for obvious reasons, but I am sharing this here in order to thank each and every one of you who take the time to participate on the Limerick Poetry Challenge so assiduously! So THANK YOU FOLKS! THIS EMAIL IS FOR YOU!

DFSPLast week and the week before last, I tried to make the prompt words for the challenge a little more, well, challenging! I, certainly, do not regret that decision since I got to read some brilliant limericks. This week though I thought I will go easy! Anyhow, I know you are as anxious as me to identify the Limerick Superstar for Week 6, so without any further ado, here goes!

The Week 6 Limerick Superstar is ……… Through Lola’s Prism with an amazing limerick. Check out the full post here!

He landed on earth with a ferocious heart

The truth of feral love he wished to impart

He was wildly possessive

and madly obsessive

’til he poured his fierce love into untamed art


Lola’s Limerick Superstar Badge!

The second place is shared by NJ of Ametalk with her Mowgli inspired limerick and Dr. Meg Sorick with a powerful limerick about a feral woman!

The third place is shared by 242 RT with a very intriguing limerick and Kirstwrites with her very powerful limerick!

I am sure you have already read all the limericks, if you haven’t then do check them all out! There are absolutely amazing submissions!

Now that the Top 5 have been announced, it is time for the Week 7 Challenge.

The prompt word for this week’s challenge is ‘Aspire’. You can opt to use the word ‘Aspire’ or some of its closer synonyms like desire, hope, yearn etc.…you get the idea!

For those who are new to the challenge, here are the rules:

  1. Each week, a prompt (A Word) will be provided and participants are to use this prompt as a base for their limericks.
  2. 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!
  3. This challenge will run from Friday to Thursday, and you may add your Limerick anytime during these specific days.
  4. Please tag your Limerick with: Limerick Poetry Challengeso that others interested can check out your Limerick (This step is important).
  5. Add your story’s URL to this website’s comments. (This step is also important so I will know who has participated).
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. All Limericks for Week 7 Challenge are due in latest by Friday, February 19, 2016.
  9. Donation to local charity is made in the name of the Winners who will receive the ‘Limerick Superstar’ badge. They can choose to display the badge on their blogs!

Finally, here is my take on the prompt:

In the ocean of my mind, hidden in a big cart

Lies a fear that says “You’re not smart”

To become a Writer

Need’s one brighter

Yet, I aspire to be a writer, with every beat of my heart!

A Single Mother with an unbreakable passion to Live the Life! I am a Writer/Author by passion and an IT Project Manager by profession. I am also the voice of Artemis at In The Pantheon - a multi-author collaborative writing project. When not hunting as Artemis, I am busy querying agents and working on my multiple writing projects. Women Empowerment and Child Rights Advocate.


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