Monday, August 01, 2011

Limerick-Off Monday

Click on the headline for this week's Limerick-off on Madeleine's blog.
The prompt was "A love-smitten guy was irate". I knew pretty much what my limerick was going to be about, because my rhymes for "irate" were in place... but I spent ages trying to re-word "His attempt at wooing Was the reason for his undoing" so that it scanned right - until it finally occurred to me to reverse the order of the two sentences. That was certainly a BINGO moment while still being DUH (for taking so long to reach such a simple solution).

A love smitten guy was irate
At being dumped on a "date".
The reason for his undoing,
Was his attempt at wooing -
His mate, unfortunately, was straight.

4 comments:

mim said...

double like.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

Thanks for your fun submission to this week's Limerick-Off!

Nilu said...

You're really good at it. I enjoy reading your limericks!

When you write about your woes about producing these and how you spend time perfecting them...it's like I am personally feeling those woes too.

Madeleine Begun Kane said...

I've just posted a new Limerick-Off. Hope to see you there!