Limerick Challenge Week 52: The End

Merry Christmas everyone! Hope you are all having a wonderfully festive time with your family and friends. This is the last week of the year 2016, can you believe it? I certainly cannot believe how quickly this year has gone by, the New Year is almost upon us! And we are ready for it, are we not? πŸ˜€

While this is the last week of the year 2016, this will also be the last week of the limerick challenges hosted on Mind and Life Matters. The Limerick Challenge had an amazing year and a half run since it started in late 2015, but I believe it is now time to move on. Thus, I will not be continuing the challenge into 2017.

I hope I have not disappointed my lovely participants by deciding to end the challenge here. Please do let me know your thoughts in the comments below.

If you have not already done so, click here to read the submissions from Week 50.

The limerick superstar of this week………….*drumrolls please*Β  Frank of Poetry, Short Prose and Walking with the limerick below.


Congratulations, Frank – the Limerick Superstar of the week!

Β­Β­Β­Β­Β­Β­Β­Β­Β­I was blown away by the limericks from Magarisa of Becoming Unstuck and Prakash of It’s PH.

I also found the limericks by Aishwarya of Captured by Aishwarya and Indira of Indira’s Blog very interesting!

Now that the Top 5 limericks have been announced, let us move on to the Week 52 Challenge.

The prompt for week 50 is β€œThe End”. Write a limerick about an ending! Anything that is ending – a play, a novel, a story, a relationship, the year – anything that comes to your mind. I think this prompt is the apt way to end this incredible challenge.

I am excited to read the limericks for the final week of the challenge!

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

  1. Each week, a prompt theme will be provided and participants are to use this prompt as a base for their limericks.
  2. This challenge will run fromΒ Saturday to Friday, and you may link up your Limerick anytime during these specific days.
  3. All Limericks for Week 52 Challenge are due in latest byΒ 5 PM EST on Friday, December 30, 2016.
  4. After the deadline, the link-up button will not accept any more submissions.
  5. Please tag your Limerick with Limerick Poetry Challenge so that others interested can check out your Limerick.
  6. Please remember to pingback to this post on your Limerick Post and to also link it up using the InLinkz (Blue Froggy) button.
  7. For Photo Prompts, remember to use the photo in your post and to attribute the source.
  8. This week we shall continue our donation to the Food Pantry in the name of the Winner who receives the β€˜Limerick Superstar’ badge.
  9. Receiving this badge means that not only are you a Limerick Superstar, you helped feed one hungry person! The winners can choose to display the badge on their blogs!
  10. 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.

Finally, here’s my take on the prompt:

The year of twenty sixteen

People say has been

The year for all to transcend

When good things come to an end

Until we begin again in twenty seventeen!

41 thoughts on “Limerick Challenge Week 52: The End

  1. Just as I came to write with you guys again! Lol! I don’t blame you, it’s a big job doing a prompt even once a week. Not many groups do Limericks, I was looking forward to it. Good luck with your endeavors and thanks!

    I’m starting an image prompt once a week on the 4th (Sat.) with a Linky. Limericks are allowed, in fact, any form. Lol! Check it out: If you run into anyone looking for somewhere to write please pass this on.

    There was a group who used to write for images with another poet but she stopped having them so I’m hoping to pick people up who do enjoy writing about them. Hugs!


  2. Happy New Year To You, Rashmi. Thank you for keeping us busy all those weeks writing limericks. I enjoyed it so much. I am sad to bid goodbye to such a remarkable way of learning to write poetry, you deserve all the credit. I feel blessed I came to know you.
    All the best to you and your family members. πŸ™‚

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  8. Rashmi, you’ve done an amazing job of hosting this interesting challenge for so long. Quite how you’ve managed to fit it in with your hectic family, work, and blogging life, I have no idea. Thank you so much, I’ve enjoyed it tremendously. Good luck in your ongoing, and new, ventures, and may much success come your way with your writing.

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  10. Merry Christmas and Happy new year in advance. Thanks for selecting my Limerick. You are ever so encouraging. I’ll miss your Limerick challenges, no doubt but yes move on to something more interesting and better. You deserve all the happiness of world. Blessings to you and your son. Keep smiling.

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    • Thank you for being one of the most loyal participants of the limerick challenge, Frank. I’m sure going to miss hosting this challenge and reading all the wonderful limericks but I’m sure I will hop into your blog every now and then to read some poetry or maybe even a limerick. Best wishes to you too 😊


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  13. I’m sad that this challenge is coming to an end, but it’s better to end something on a high than to wait until it fizzles out, right? Thank you for your commitment to hosting this challenge for 52 weeks – that’s quite a long stretch! It’s been fun coming up with limericks and reading those of others. Wishing you all the best for your new novel, Rashmi!

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    • Thank you, Magarisa. It has been an incredible journey of about 70 or 80 weeks I think since the limerick challenge started in 2015. While I have enjoyed the challenge a lot, I think it is time to move on to better things. I must concentrate on my novel and my personal goals too, so with a heavy heart I bid adieu to the limerick challenge. I thank you for being part of the journey. 😊

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  15. Yayy! For being in top 5 and congratulations to all!

    In a way I am happy that I participated in few challenges and enjoyed them. Thank you so much for hosting them. I happy that I got in touch with you. πŸ™‚ And yeah, Limerick challenges will be badly missed! :
    Will write my limerick on “The End” soon. You have put an awesome limerick there! πŸ™‚

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  18. Congratulations to Frank and the top 5!! Loved reading all of them. It deeply saddens me to know that this would be the last challenge but I can understand your situation too.Wishing you the very best for your upcoming novel and a big THANK YOU for holding this challenge here for so long,its truly been an amazing experience!!

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    • Thank you for your kind words, Aks. This challenge has been a very special journey for me and I have learned a lot in the process, so yes, it saddens me too to end it. But like all good things even the limerick challenge has to come to an end to make way for better things 😊

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