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By Babs IversonPublished 3 months ago β€’ 1 min read
Photo by David Ε vihovec on Unsplash

There was a young lady from Dallas.

She went by the name of Alice.

Sinister voice and mean,

unlike a royal queen.

Yet, she wound up in a palace.

Writer's notes: Vivid memories of my English class in Junior High School flash through my head. From the start, Limericks have bewildered me. Honestly, after many many attempts, there wasn't a limerick in my head.

Therefore, limericks weren't my cup of tea. This fact has been acknowledged and mentioned in my posts and comments.


Dear reader, this is my very very first Limerick.

As you well know, the poetic pattern is AABBA. The five simple lines that until today have been unachievable.

Please leave a heart or comment. It would be appreciated.


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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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Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

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  1. Excellent storytelling

    Original narrative & well developed characters

  2. Eye opening

    Niche topic & fresh perspectives

  3. Expert insights and opinions

    Arguments were carefully researched and presented

  1. Heartfelt and relatable

    The story invoked strong personal emotions

  2. Masterful proofreading

    Zero grammar & spelling mistakes

  3. Compelling and original writing

    Creative use of language & vocab

  4. On-point and relevant

    Writing reflected the title & theme

  5. Easy to read and follow

    Well-structured & engaging content

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  • Novel Allen2 months ago

    Good one.

  • Brigitte Taylor3 months ago

    Pretty Cute.

  • Joan Hall3 months ago

    You did well! This is great!

  • Lori Melton3 months ago

    Yay Babs!! Congrats! Love this! Go Girl Go! β€οΈπŸ‘πŸ»

  • Adamu Salisu3 months ago

    Keep on.

  • Sonia Heidi Unruh3 months ago

    Well, what do you know! Top story, congrats!

  • This was so good really enjoyed

  • Rachel M.J3 months ago

    Well done Babs!

  • aly suhail3 months ago

    Congrats for top story and of course wonderfully written.

  • Cori Spears3 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story!

  • Alfiya3 months ago

    *I'm clapping* Go Babs!! <3

  • Wonderful! Fantastic! I love it... Congratulations on the Top Story!

  • Great job. Congratulations Babs

  • Congratulations πŸŽ‰βœ¨

  • JBaz3 months ago

    Congratulation, your first Limerick is a hit.

  • Tiffany Gordon 3 months ago

    Congrats on your Top Story and on completing your first limmerick! Nice Work! πŸ‘πŸΎ

  • Gina C.3 months ago

    Congrats on Top Story, Babs!!! 😍😍😍 Yay!!! πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

  • J. S. Wade3 months ago

    Awesome. CongratsπŸ₯°πŸ₯‡

  • Awesome first limerick. And the panelists agree. Congratulations on your Top Story!

  • Quincy.V3 months ago

    Congratulations on successfully writing your first limerick, despite previous difficulties with the form. Your perseverance has paid off, and it's great to see you exploring new types of writing.πŸ‘ŒπŸ‘ŒπŸ™

  • Melissa Ingoldsby3 months ago

    Babs, a very lyrical voice and I enjoyed this!! Congratulations on top story!!

  • Heather Hubler3 months ago

    What a clever first limerick!! This was great! Congratulations on Top Story :)

  • Cathy holmes3 months ago

    Yay. congrats on the Top Story, my friend.

  • Donna Renee3 months ago

    Aww yay!! Congratulations!!!

  • C. H. Richard3 months ago

    Woohoo! Congratulations on your top story!

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