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Limerick of the Week (#52): Final in the 52-Week Series

The Great Solar Total Eclipse, April 8, 2024

By Gerard DiLeoPublished about a month ago Updated about a month ago 1 min read

It was time to call it a day

When the sunlight stole away

Blocked by the Moon

Not a minute too soon

Sure as night and day both stay


It was time to call it a night

When the day closed in up tight

Intersecting all wrong

With a sunset at dawn

To send us away in a fright


It was time to call it a life

When I took my lessons from strife

A star and a moon run amuck

Sounded the chord that duly struck

And cut to my soul with a knife


Totality's a ruse, it seems

Like the fleeting plot lines of my schemes

All shadows pass

When mass passes mass

And I await my returning life's dreams


About the Creator

Gerard DiLeo

Retired, not tired. In Life Phase II: Living and writing from a decommissioned church in Hull, MA. (Phase I was New Orleans and everything that entails. Hippocampus, behave!


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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarranabout a month ago

    Loved all your Limericks! Looking good in that photo!

  • Lamar Wigginsabout a month ago

    That was a fun little journey, Gerard! I love limericks.

  • Rachel Deemingabout a month ago

    Rocking those glasses, Gerard!

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