Most limericks are funny or irreverent I always think of the one about the the man from the island off Cape Cod, MA. This one is more of a cautionary tale. While I enjoy looking – I’ve learned that some people are just good to look at.
My kids have been out of school since last week so my writing, reading and commenting time (as well as my running time!) has been limited the past week. They start camp next week so hopefully I’ll get back some time. I love my kids and love spending the extra time with them but I also need my space.
My older daughter is reading a book called, Quiet Power: The Secret Strengths of Introverts. She is 11 and already very insightful! Contrary to popular belief, I am actually more of an introvert who doesn’t mind interacting with a lot of people. But once those people are gone, I need to retreat and be alone or with just my husband to recharge. So unlike Ms. Kitty in the picture above, one beau is plenty for me!
This limerick was written in response to Jamie’s Wednesday Writing Prompt to write about thoughts on aging. If you haven’t heard the phrase, “Keep calm and Chive on,” there is a link in the limerick explaining this saying. The last line was originally going to say “So she said “F#%& that” and continued to thrive” but I thought the modern reference was a “cooler” ending.
I’m turning a significant age this year (five years until half a century!), and like Jamie, I too feel quite comfortable at this age. Maybe it’s because despite my advanced age (thank you for that phrase, medical community!), I actually don’t feel “old”. I feel more secure in myself, more confident, more daring – all characteristics that are related to gaining experience and self knowledge, which can only come with age.
So this fun poem reflects the fun that I’m having now – being a mom, a runner, a partner, a friend, a writer – despite of or probably, because of, my advanced age!
My brain (and body) seems tired this week, yet, I am committed to writing (and running). This is a late entry to The Pic and a Word Challenge #149 – Epic. I kept on checking to see if Patrick had already posted the links and the new challenge – he hasn’t as of today. Patrick, this was a true challenge this week – I may have to revisit this prompt at a later date! For what its’s worth, here is my offering for this week: a limerick (inspired by Patrick’s whimsical poem “I Rhyme with Orange“).
An epic poem recounts the tale of a hero
Alas, my brain is coming up with zero
I’ve no stories to tell
Really? What the hell??!!
Maybe I just need some more vino
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