Limerick Challenge Week 8: Lost
I have been reading and re-reading all the limerick submissions for Week 7 all of today. I love how each one of you perceive and relate so deeply to the prompt while presenting your limericks, and reading these limericks really inspires me!
There are so many incredible entries that I am finding it really hard to choose the top 5. Having said that, I would like to reiterate that when I say top 5, I am in no way rating the limericks submitted, I am merely picking the top 5 that I connected most to.
Coming back to the top 5 limericks, after spending a lot of time trying to pick the top 5, here are my selections for this week!
The Week 7 Limerick Superstar is ……… Deeksha from Jot the thought with the limerick below!
Dream big, soar higher,
You are the flame, you are the fire,
If you believe,
There isn’t anything that you can’t achieve
Break free, shed fear and aspire..!
Deeksha’s Limerick Superstar Badge!
The second place is shared by Twinkling Star Online with an anti-aspiration limerick and Ranu of Sabethville with a very inspiring limerick.
The third place is shared by Peter of Meritings with a humorous limerick and Shilpa Niraj of Femme Time with a soulful 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 8 Challenge.
The prompt word for this week’s challenge is ‘Lost’. You can opt to use the word ‘Lost’ or some of its closer synonyms like Missing, Adrift, Misplaced etc.…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 Friday to Thursday, and you may add your Limerick anytime during these specific days.
- Please tag your Limerick with: Limerick Poetry Challengeso 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 8 Challenge are due in latest by Friday, February 26, 2016.
- 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!
- WELCOME TO MIND AND LIFE MATTERS LIMERICK POETRY CHALLENGE!
Finally, here is my take on the prompt:
Oh, there are days when I feel adrift
The times when my mind needs a lift
To rid me of the blue
All I need to do
A glance at my son – my one and only true gift!
I’m honoured to be amongst the top 5 again.Thank you so much Rashmi. I love your limerick for this week, and I know it is very heartfelt!
You’re most welcome, Peter! It was a lovely limerick from you for week 7.
And thank you so much – it is truly heartfelt! 🙂
A special “well done” to Twinkling Star Online whose first attempt ever came second. I happen to know this young lady is the daughter of Kirstwrites and she obviously has a great writing future.
Yes, Kirst was telling me that her daughter has submitted a limerick and I just fell in love with her limerick! So wonderfully rhymed! 🙂
Congrats to the winners.
Love this week’s prompt, for obvious reasons 😉 😀 And your limerick on it too 🙂
Aha….I know your reason for loving the prompt word so much! 😛
Thank you dear! 🙂
All great limericks this week – well done everyone!
Oh my god..! I can’t believe it..! Thank you so much for choosing me as the winner..Means a lot to me.. 🙂 ..! Excellent limericks by the other winners too..! Will give this week’s prompt a try shortly..! Thanks again.. 🙂 😀
By the way, I’m not quite sure how I can display the badge on my blog..! Can you please help..!? I’m actually ‘Lost’.. :p
Oops, I somehow missed this comment. to display the badge, copy the image of the badge to your PC and then add it as an image widget to your blog.
You can add the image widget by going to My sites > Themes (customize) > Widgets
Hope this helps. 🙂
Thanks a lot..! 🙂 😀
Lovely Limerick Rashmi.
Thank you Maasi! Looking forward to your limerick 🙂
Such a sweet and beautiful Limerick, Rashmi. 🙂
Congratulations to all the winners! 🙂
Thank you FS! Looking forward to reading your limerick 🙂
Inspiration has deserted me 🙁
Time to look for it and find it! 😀
Here’s my ‘no inspiration” limerick. 😀 https://simplymewrites.wordpress.com/2016/02/26/no-inspiration/
what sandra thinks
Hello all! I wrote one for Lost:
I loved your take on the prompt. You are such a doting mom. Lucky son 🙂
And, here is my contribution-
Lost ( limerick)
Thank you Adhi 🙂
Your limerick is amazing, describes the love for books so very well!
Sri Sudha K
Congratulations to the winners…and Rashmi, I just loved your way of using the prompt to speak out a mother’s heart…here’s my limerick for this week
Thank you Sudha 🙂
Sri Sudha K
You are welcome rashmi
Al The Author
Hi all, a pair from me this week – one serious, and one for fun! Hope you like them 🙂
Here is my entry for this week:
Lost – A Limerick – Sometimes Stellar Storyteller
Sorry, I don’t know why this came up as anonymous. It’s me, Nicola!
Nitin Chandran Nair
Sorry I couldn’t participate in the previous challenge 🙁
Here’s my entry -https://nitinnair.wordpress.com/2016/02/23/lost-in-thoughts/
Better late than never! Thank you for participating in this week’s challenge. Heading to your blog to read your entry 🙂
Nitin Chandran Nair
Thanks! 🙂 Eagerly waiting for your response 🙂
My “lost” limerick. Fun, thanks, Rashmi. “Lost? My Find”
Susan Body Renovations
Here is my limerick for lost…http://susanbodyrenovations.com/2016/02/24/lost-a-limerick-challenge/
Wonderful take on the prompt..!! Here’s my entry..!
Thank you for week 8 limerick challenge,Rashmi ‘Lost’. I’m posting mine. 🙂
Hi Rashmi, here’s my attempt for this week https://kirstwrites.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/weekly-limerick-challenge-lost/
Thank you, Rashmi.
Here comes my limerick for Week #8 – http://wp.me/p5VOch-dH
Been so busy nearly forgot. Here’s mine for this week.https://pollymermaid.wordpress.com/2016/02/24/limerick-challenge-week-8lost/
I’ve gone for a second one this week. Here it is.
Eeeeg. I almost missed it. Not that I forgot but I just couldn’t find my “lost” story. Finally after some brain rummaging, here’s my contribution to week 8: https://ablendofinterests.wordpress.com/2016/02/25/limerick-challenge-week-7-lost/
Hello Rashmi! I’m thoroughly enjoying this wonderful challenge! A million thanks to you. It’s simply fun and so very inspiring 🙂 And what motivates me further is your feedback! Thanks a ton for taking the time to respond 🙂
Here’s my take..
Here’s my take on the prompt;
Have a great day!
Hi, Rashmi, my first attempt for your challenge! https://ladieswholunchreviews.wordpress.com/2016/02/25/azure-eyes/
Hey rashmi 🙂 this my this week’s entry
Aww… I ended up with a lazy limerick. I’ll do better next week! 😀
Hi Rashmi, this is my ‘no inspiration’ Limerick. Not sure if I should just reply to your previous message or just input a new one, so I did both. 😀
I guess I’m a bit late with the comment, though I really enjoyed the challenge 🙂