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A Purple Limerick

Because I Can’t Think of Anything Else (Blame Heather and Paul)

By Cathy holmesPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
Created on Dall-E

There once was a girl in a dory,

Who attempted to write a short story.

The dory wasn’t real, but the pressure made her feel,

She was drowning in a boatload of worry.


Pen a tale of purple clouds, they said.

Think hard. Get it in to your head.

A magical, real plot. Now go, give it a shot.

Can I just write a limerick instead?


Will my short story ever be written?

Shall I be forever forth smitten,

With a silly little rhyme, on which I waste time,

While hoping, from inspiration, to be bitten?


Now as another day quickly passes,

And my thoughts, they flow like molasses,

I search inside my mind, hoping I will find,

An idea, or at least some mental glasses.


Yes, I know that doesn’t make sense.

Who cares, it’s all just pretense.

I’ll get to my story, in all of its glory,

And I’ll win all the dollars and cents.


That sounds a bit arrogant, it seems.

Come on now! A girl can surely dream.

Of winning the dough, for a story she’s told,

Even if, she’s no idea what it means.


As my limerick draws to an end,

There’s a truth that I feel I must bend.

There’s no rhyme for purple. Well take that, you durple!

That’s not a word? Who cares. Let’s pretend.

performance poetry

About the Creator

Cathy holmes

Canadian family girl with a recently discovered love for writing. Other loves include animals and sports.

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  • Michelle Stamps2 months ago

    That was funny

  • Rikke Kramme3 months ago

    I just love the way you write, Cathy, and you've already won this Limerick contest. I bet you'll win the other one, too. You did enter that one, didn't you?

  • Dylan 3 months ago

    I loved the build up and that last one was amazing!

  • Melissa Ingoldsby3 months ago

    Amazing congratulations on top story!!

  • Dana Stewart3 months ago

    Fun one, congrats on Top Story!

  • Lea Springer3 months ago

    You're Canadian!! You must know that "purple" rhymes with "maple syrple"! LOL

  • Gerard DiLeo3 months ago

    You tried to rhyme purple Went 'round in a time circle You should have written violet To honor it inviolate Take it down smoothly without gurgle.

  • Mariann Carroll3 months ago

    Congratulations on yet another Top Story 🥰🥳🥳🥳🥳🥳

  • Well you don't need to dream since you have won top prize in a challenge and so many other wins. So this limerick style of jest is not so far fetched! I enjoyed reading as always!

  • Moe Radosevich3 months ago

    Yup I concur 😂 nice job Cathy 😀

  • Holly Pheni3 months ago

    Really fun one, Cathy! Congrats on the top story!

  • Sharon Bethea3 months ago

    Congratulations another great 🏪🏬

  • Tiffany Gordon 3 months ago

    Cute stuff! Congrats on your Top Story!!!!

  • Quincy.V3 months ago

    The poem humorously captures the struggle of a writer's block and the pressure to come up with a good story, while also showcasing the author's wit and creativity through the use of limericks.

  • Lisa A Lachapelle3 months ago

    That's really lovely!

  • Sonia Heidi Unruh3 months ago

    Thanks for being my inspiration! 🤪 Durple has now been officially added to my vocabulary.

  • Bryan Buffkin3 months ago

    Get it, Cathy. At least you have something funny to write while your brain cracks away at the challenges. Well done.

  • Call Me Les3 months ago

    Fun and joyful. I love the humour Cathy. Congratulations on the top story 💛

  • Ahna Lewis3 months ago

    This was so fun! Great job!

  • Gina C.3 months ago

    Amazing!!! You are a limerick master!! This was so funny and rhymey. I’m in love!! 😍😍 Congrats on Top Story!!

  • Paul Stewart3 months ago

    brilliant! see, my evil plan is working! congrats on ahilarious TS!

  • Lol, this was great! I sang it like a song. Congratulations on your Top Story!

  • Caroline Craven3 months ago

    Ha! Good job! Great top story!

  • C. H. Richard3 months ago

    lol 💜💜💜 That was hilarious ! Congratulations on Top story too!

  • Congratulations Cathy

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