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Giving Up

Giving Up –
A Limericked Wail on a Gossip’s Tale

They found him underneath his chair.
Who knows how long he waited there.
The tongues wagged wild,
As rumors riled,
With theories flying everywhere.

A chocolate wrapper in his grip
Soon silenced each and every quip.
Disaster fell,
But none could tell:
What caused the strongest one to slip?

He wouldn’t plead for help serene,
The poor boy never made a scene.
They missed the point –
Not drink or joint.
He’d simply given up caffeine!
Copyrighted by Linda Ann Nickerson

Posted for a variety of prompts:
Easy Street Prompts (“How they found him”)
Meme Express (“chocolate”)
Simply Snickers (“plead,” “poor” and “point”)
Sunday Scribblings (“coffee”)
Weekend Wordsmith (“Who’s there?”)
Weekly Wrap-Up (“disasters”)


Image:
Public domain artwork

10 comments:

  1. Actually I thought the cartoon was great with the poem and the rhymes are cued smooth. The ending is a surprise because of the title. Good.

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  2. clever use of a number of prompts. very rhythmic and lyrical. Well done!

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  3. Kudos for writing a limerick. A challenging form in my opinion.

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  4. Thanks for this smile and day brightener!
    And succeeding with a limerick! - I can hardly spell the word, much less write one.
    Thanks for your continual honing of your craft. It's an inspiration to other writers.
    Love,
    Jlo

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  5. The cartoon and the poem are great and jumpe-started my afternoon.

    Malcolm

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  6. That's a fun piece...thanks for sharing...

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