Tag Archives: limerick

stone steps

Written for:  The Twiglets #94 – “stone steps” down to the crypt on steps of stone   Will you be my stepping stone? I will buy you an ice cream cone.   Steps in disarray leaning this way and that … Continue reading

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an embossed sky

Written for:  the Twiglets #93 – “an embossed sky” sky embossed in blue sun-streaking September day blotted out by ash   a memorial wall embossed in etchings names of the dead   Air declared safe by the governor as responders … Continue reading

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grey coast

Written for:  The Twiglets #92 – “like a coastal grey” graceful ballet landing a coastal grey heron She called him coastal grey; he changed the color of skies. sea shadows a coastal grey whale washed up on shore There once … Continue reading

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shock

Written for:  The Twiglets #91 – “a slight shock” more than a light shock when he was hit by lightning Each item is a slighter shock on the evening news A shock-jock promoting hatred on a radio station in Madrid … Continue reading

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ditch

Written for:  The Twiglets #90 – “like a drainage ditch” Your black-hearted love, is like a drainage ditch. scratchin’ an itch, from a cursed witch. I ain’t no snitch ’cause that bitch would throw me in a ditch black as … Continue reading

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creek soaking

Written for:  The Twiglets #89 – “soaking in a creek” dirty socks soaking in a creek take a peek Using the creek as their own private tub, sparrows soak. A young man who was well spoken was appalled to hear … Continue reading

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ivy draped

Written for:  The Twiglets #88 – “ivy draped” In a quaint cottage draped in ivy An old woman sipped mint ice tea, freshly brewed, mint from her garden. She did not have to beg anyone’s pardon for adding her own … Continue reading

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Mastering Sails

Written for:  The Twiglets #87 – “a mast and sail” After the captain’s mast, he would sail no more. Up the mast he climbed and fell. His body sails the ocean. There once was a sailor named Earl who set … Continue reading

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voice like merry bells

Written for:  The Twiglets #86 – “voice like merry bells words left his mouth tinkling like merry bells joy resounds when she speaks like merry bells singing mellifluous voice bells of merry making rang from the tower’s voice sprinkling silver … Continue reading

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like and unlike

Written for:  The Twiglets #85 – “unlike my mother” She thought of herself as being unlike her mother. With age, each time she started speaking, her mother’s voice emerged. “You are not unlike your mother.” She did not know if … Continue reading

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