Limerick Challenge Week 9: Birth

My happiness can be easily summarized in 3 simple letters and that is my ‘SON’, so obviously his birthday means a very special time for me. Add to it the fact that he is a leap year baby, then the ‘special’ aspect quadruples, de facto it quadruples, quite literally, since we get to celebrate his date of birth once in four years!

You are probably wondering where I am going with this, well, that above paragraph is my alibi for being late to post the challenge for this week.

The limerick submissions this week have surpassed the record submissions from Week 6, I am so happy that so many of you are enjoying this challenge along with me!

Since I have delayed enough, I will straight away get to announcing the Top 5 for the Week 8 Limerick Poetry Challenge!

And the Week 8 Limerick Superstar is ……… Ladieswholunchreviews with the limerick below!

Adrift in an ocean of blue

I find myself floating towards you

You’re becoming my drug

Craving your sweet kisses and hug

Azure eyes drowning me anew…


The second place is shared by Kirstwrites with a beautiful limerick and Arcane Owl with a very insightful one.

The third place is shared by Oneta of Sweet Aroma and Psychochromatic Redemption both for their humorous limericks!

I am sure you have already read all the limericks, if you haven’t then do check them all out! There are absolutely amazing submissions!

Now that the Top 5 have been announced, it is time for the Week 9 Challenge.

The prompt word for this week’s challenge is ‘Birth’ (no surprises there!). You can opt to use the word ‘Birth’ or some of its closer synonyms like Dawn, Birthing, Origin etc.…you get the idea!

For those who are new to the challenge, here are the rules:

  1. Each week, a prompt (A Word) will be provided and participants are to use this prompt as a base for their limericks.
  2. Participants can opt to either use the word (prompt) itself or a synonym of the word to use in their Limerick. This is a MUST. Either the word or a synonym of the word must be a part of your Limerick!
  3. This challenge will run from Friday to Thursday, and you may add your Limerick anytime during these specific days.
  4. Please tag your Limerick with: Limerick Poetry Challengeso that others interested can check out your Limerick (This step is important).
  5. Add your story’s URL to this website’s comments. (This step is also important so I will know who has participated).
  6. If you are interested in participating in this challenge, please follow this blog site to receive instant email notifications of the post with the Word prompts for each week.
  7. The main purpose of this challenge is to have fun and learn. Those who are able to mentor and help others grow in their writing; you are encouraged to do so. All constructive feedback should be communicated in a kind and helpful manner AND received in a welcoming manner.
  8. All Limericks for Week 9 Challenge are due in latest by Friday, March 4, 2016.
  9. Donation to local charity is made in the name of the Winners who will receive the ‘Limerick Superstar’ badge. They can choose to display the badge on their blogs!

Finally, here is my take on the prompt:

It’s time to turn the page

Another birthday to celebrate on this stage

Time flies, it’s never late

Can’t believe you are turning eight

Albeit once in four years, you age!



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  13. Hi rashmi

    First of all, I’m surprised – I didn’t think my limerick was good enough. Thanks for the opportunity and my hearty congrats to winners.

    Moreover, do convey my best wishes to your beloved son. May his birthday and every day be filled with the warmth of sunshine, the happiness of smiles, the sounds of laughter, the feeling of love and the sharing of good cheer.

    Have a great day!
    Arcane owl

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