Wednesday, March 8, 2017

OP416-417. A treat you can't eat

When it's done, or complete, or is whole
Is it comical, funny, or droll?
You decide, or you choose
With opinions, or views
If you'll praise, or applaud, or extol

My objective, or endgame, or goal
Is to give, or deliver, or dole
And I think, or believe
What you'll get, or receive
Is each line as a synonym roll.

Except the last one, of course.


  1. You really worked at that one, David, and it shows. I'm afraid I'm much more of a "slam, bam, thank you, ma'am" limericist. Even if I COULD write one like yours, it would take me more than an hour, I'm sure.

    It's great to have you onboard and showing your talents to our readers!

  2. I did have to look up a few synonyms, to see which would work best. The word "or" appears 13 times, something I'd never do in a limerick about anything else, unless perhaps it was the size of "The Schitt List", but this one kind of necessitated it.

    I'm sure you're good enough to write one like this. I'm not asking you to; I'm just saying I think you're good enough. Then again, perhaps we are both our own worst critic. It is true that we have different styles, but we've both been at this long enough that we're pretty good at this. And I count you as my mentor for a reason.

    I'm glad to be here.