Is your writing stuck in a rut this week? Then why not let my latest writing challenge get your creative juices flowing?:
Option one: Write a limerick with the word PARTY in it somewhere
Option two: Write a poem on the theme of SUMMER
Option three: Write a twenty-word story using all of the following words: BOB, TIRADE, MYTH, NOSE, METTLE and CRESCENDO
Last week option one was to write a limerick with the word LOVE featuring in it somewhere. Here are the results –
Jason Moody has written a lovely little ditty:
Before you decide that ‘you do’
Be sure to your love you are true
In sickness and health
Be it poor or with wealth
Be their rock, their strength, their glue.
Keith Channing‘s limericks are simply brilliant:
I frequently sit up and wonder
Why my heart has been riven asunder
Is this really love,
This push and this shove,
Or just a great big, cosmic blunder?
And yet we keep on taking seriously
The notion we hold to deliriously
That love will win through;
It ain’t always true,
Though for many it is, mysteriously!
We marry ‘till death us do part’
And then we get bored – have a heart!
The first love is best,
But as for the rest,
They could be doomed, right from the start.
Love is a four-letter word.
So, for that matter, is turd.
Though love inspires art
We end up in Walmart,
Now, don’t you think that is absurd?
It really should be no surprise
That so many will come to despise
The loves of their lives,
Their husbands and wives.
(My limericks, of course, are all lies.)
Graeme Sandford‘s comes with a warning:
WARNING STRONG LANGUAGE
My ‘maybe a bit too near the nuckle’ ‘love’ Limerick –
Love is a four-letter word
And an anagram of ‘vole’ so I’ve heard
But, and here I will swear,
You’d better love her with care,
Or else she’ll f*** off with some t***!
Option two was to write a poem on the theme of SONG:
Jason Moody said he found the words tough, but you’d never think it:
Bieber’s music was sent to the turgid vortex. The laconic bilateral agreement was signed by his alias too. Lucky, eh?