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A Limerick

By Babs IversonPublished 3 months ago β€’ 1 min read
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Once there was a hairy green comb.

That came from somewhere inside Rome.

Pulled out people's hair,

leaving bald spots there.

Now, hairy green comb has no home.

Writer's Notes: Miracles can and do happen. It's a miracle that I've written a second Limerick that will be submitted to the challenge.

Loving all the comments left by the Vocal Facebook group readers, your feedback has inspired me to write another. This time, it's HAIRY SCARY


At our rural school, we didn't learn about Limerick poems. However, I do have vivid memories of my third-grade class. During the annual Christmas gift exchange, I received two quarters from our teacher who pulled my name. For a seven-year-old, it was painful watching classmates playing with their gifts. However, that was pale in comparison to the neuralgia's sharp shocking pains on my right jaw while trying to learn and do 3rd-grade math.

When I learned about Limericks, it was in the 7th grade. The English teacher along with my classmates had great fun writing Limericks. I really struggled. The experience left an indelible impression on my brain.

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About the Creator

Babs Iverson

Barbara J Iversen, also known as Babs Iverson, lives in Texas and loves her grandkids to the moon and back. After writing one story, she found that writing has many benefits especially during a pandemic and a Texas-size Arctic Blast.

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  • Colleen Millsteed 2 months ago

    Love this Babs. Well done my friend.

  • Novel Allen3 months ago

    Hair woes. Oh my. It is that green time of year. Cute Limerick.

  • C. H. Richard3 months ago

    πŸ’šI'm sure there is many guy and a girl who would like to have out with that comb πŸ’š Cute limerick ☘️

  • JBaz3 months ago

    Funny in a sad way

  • Nice JobπŸ€£πŸ€£πŸ‘πŸ€βœ¨

  • Excellent

  • Mariann Carroll3 months ago

    Excellent πŸ₯³πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚πŸ’ƒπŸ½πŸ‘

  • Tiffany Gordon 3 months ago

    Awesome! BRAVO! You're a natural at this Babs!

  • I'm so sorry that your past experiences with limerick was unpleasant πŸ₯Ί You did a fantastic job on this one!

  • Loryne Andawey3 months ago

    Thank you for sharing your limericks Babs! I hope this challenge feels more welcoming and less stressful than what happened back in that classroom. :)

  • Dana Stewart3 months ago

    Good one Babs!

  • Heather Hubler3 months ago

    You've done it! Written two now, you're on a roll :) This was so funny!!

  • I liked the limerick but TWO QUARTERS who gives two quarters wth I can’t imagine how that felt

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    Wonderful, my friend. Love it.

  • You're on a roll Babs! Great job!

  • Donna Renee3 months ago

    This was great! I’m so glad you are taking this chance to write limericks again after not enjoying them in school. You are really good at it!!

  • J. S. Wade3 months ago

    Aha ! Now I know the culprit. πŸ˜‚

  • J. S. Wade3 months ago

    Aha ! Now I know the culprit. πŸ˜‚

  • Dana Crandell3 months ago

    A wonderful limerick! I think that comb visited me a few times.

  • Quincy.V3 months ago

    This Limerick has a fun and playful tone, and the rhyming scheme works well to tell a humorous story about a mischievous comb that causes bald spots.πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘Œ

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