It’s Friday tomorrow so you’ve nearly made it to the weekend 🙂 I hope your week’s been a good one. Here’s my new challenge for you:
Option one: Write a limerick with the word CODSWALLOP in it somewhere
Option two: Write a poem on the theme of TRANSPORT
Option three: Write a ten-word story using all of the following words: JOKE, SINGING, GRAHAM, GAZUMPED and VICTORY
Last week option one was to write a limerick with the word BREAD featuring in it somewhere. Here are the wonderful results:
Keith Channing was swiftly first in with his delightful offerings:
A bevy of boulangerisms
Sitting here in my old garden shed,
I’m writing a Lim’rick about bread.
I was just far too swamped
To take up last week’s prompt,
So I’m doing it this week instead.
I should say as well, not instead,
But I’ve just dragged myself out of bed
What I really need most
Is some hot buttered toast.
Oh bugger! I’ve run out of bread.
The boulangerie’s not too far
I’ll be there in five minutes by car
If I buy some bread
While my wife’s still in bed
Perhaps she will think I’m a star.
The boulangerie’s not open yet
So the big shop is a better bet
I’ll toast her a crumpet
She’ll like it or lump it
It’s near enough bread – so no sweat!
That way I can carry on writing
Than shopping, it’s much more exciting
We’re right out of bread
But won’t end up dead
Since hot buttered crumpet’s inviting.
Keith said ‘I know you didn’t ask for it but, just for fun, how about a limerick including the word ‘hypnogenesis’? Possible? You be the judge’. I love it:
Bread Limerick #1
‘Bread’ you said, not potato or shed
And definitely not a hula-hoop made of lead;
A roll, or loaf
Sliced, buttered or both
And lightly toasted to give them street-cred?
Bread Limerick #2
“The torpedoes are ready, captain.”
“Thank you, number one.”
Although the men are quite happy with their stale Chelsea bun.”
“Just one bun between you;
That will never do;
It’s not by eating a left over pastry that HMS Breadnought will ever beat the Hun.”
Upper-Crust Bread Limerick #3
Use your loaf and toast the queen
If you’re well bred and voted Green
Though if your ‘bread’ is green
It’s probably a has-been
And, well, not that fit for a queen.
Bread Limerick #4
Bread and Bunjolina went to the bakery one day
To pit their wits against the baker with his wares upon his tray
They tried the most; they tried the least
They rose to the occasion like a loaf hosting yeast
But, even though the baker won, they all had jolie good fun anyway.
Bread Limerick #5
Sliced thin or thick
With butter to lick
Take a bite
Lovely indeed; does the trick.
Bread Limerick #6
I won’t mention bread in this rhyme
I mentioned it some other time
Crumbs are okay
But, I’d just like to say
I won’t be committing ‘that’ crime.
Option two was for a poem on the theme of BIRTHDAYS.
Geoff Le Pard often brings something funny to the table. Here he goes for something a bit different: