"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw
"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Thursday, June 03, 2010

Magpie #17

This weeks Magpie image had me stymied.
So, after much scratching of my head and pondering
I came up with this limerick- never having written one
before I hope it works and that you all enjoy it. Please check out Magpie Tales
link in the column to the right. Have fun!

She lost her head while in the ocean
swimming along ignoring the motion
of the dark sharp shadow
her last words were uh oh
As she hated causing a commotion


27 comments:

Elaine of Kalilily said...

Hah



Hah! I like it. Totally unexpected response, but right on.






































HaH!

susan m hinckley said...

How funny! I think it's amazing how many different ideas come from one prompt. And I've always loved limericks! Nice magpie.

Annie said...

Made me laugh just like a limerick should.

Linda said...

So cute. It is interesting all the different takes on one picture.

Kimmie said...

I can almost hear the movie music from Jaws in the background too :)

Everyday Goddess said...

very good! so much told in so few words, nicely magged!

rel said...

perfect limerick without being baudy as the are wont to be :)
rel

Aoife.Troxel said...

Shark! Good job for your first limerick :)

willow said...

Haha!! Great Magpie!!

Helen said...

I think limericks are hard to write ... yours is a fine one!

Tumblewords: said...

Nifty limerick!

Katherine said...

One of my worst fears come to life in your limerick! Very well done!

RA said...

Witty! I loved every word... :)

Peg said...

Well done

Stafford Ray said...

So she did have a body before she was gobbled up by Jaws! Poor little thing... the shark I mean, trying to digest a statue!

Vicki Lane said...

Hilarious! 'Lost her head' indeed!

Paul C said...

Even threw in a little characterization. Enjoyable read.

Brian Miller said...

lol. uh oh, indeed...a playful response to the prompt. nicely done magpie!

00dozo said...

A little disturbing, but in a humourous sort of way! Nice Magpie!

Lyn said...

Very clever..I want more!!

steviewren said...

Funny! The moral of this story is to pay attention and cause a commotion when in the ocean!

Alexis said...

Short, sweet and to the point! This takes skill.
I. Love. it!

Tammy said...

Giggle. Wonderful!

~T~ said...

How embarrassing! Nice limerick.

Lena said...

I get a great buzz from limericks and yours was just dandy!

C.M. Jackson said...

great job! smiling

Stafford Ray said...

Kathew, somehow I missed your magpie 17, and as i just love limericks, glad I read down your posts. Will do your Kale bacon and garlic recipe, so simple and quick and if you really liked the cow story you should go back to my blog and look up 'Wollombi tales' but beware of Australian verncaular the oldies (most gone now) spoke English with some Aboriginal inflections but I am sure at your age (younger than me) you will understand them. Thanks for the comment too!