Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Limericks And A Little Fun Give Away

St. Patrick's Day is next week and around here we're already going green. Green with shamrocks, little leprechauns, and all sorts of Irish fun. Over on my homeschool site we've started a whole unit on such things and I thought I might share a little bit of the fun here with you.

The girls will be learning about and writing limericks during this unit. I remember writing a book of Limericks when I was in 5th grade. I still have it, somewhere. I know one starts out like this:
There once was a rat,
He was really fat,
He went to the store,
Slipped on a wet floor
As he swat a gnat.

Very deep stuff. The poems are very silly and don't make much sense, but I did manage to learn the a a b b a rule. Where the a's all rhyme and have the same number of syllables and the b's rhyme and have the same syllables.

Okay so I've been sweating over this limerick and need your help with the last line. I thought it would be fun to see what people come up with.

Once long ago was a freckled lass who loved to write,
But nowadays she’d look at her stark blank page in fright,
Interrupted by laundry, cleaning and tots left her frazzled
Gone were the days that words came quickly and left others dazzled


Okay friends, could you help me finish the last line of my limerick? My girls have put together a little St. Patrick's Day basket for the most creative finishing line. My husband, WB, will be picking the winning line and I'll announce it on Thursday.

Luck of the Irish to you!


Nancy said...

"So now she can't sleep 'cause her words come in the night."

How's that?

I love St. Patrick's Day. I did a unit on it in college.

Kara said...

Like it Nancy:)

Warren Baldwin said...

For her to find time to write was now a major fight.

Warren Baldwin said...

I like Nancy's better.

Jill Kemerer said...

"Aha! A stray sock brought an idea to light."

Kara said...

Warren and Jill I love them both! I knew you all would come up with good stuff:)

Jessica said...

Hmmm, this is really hard! So the last line has to be thirteen syllables? I'm thinking...
How about
"Back were the days she screamed and yanked at her hair real tight"

Yikes. These are tough. lol

Kara said...

He, he Jessica I do yank my hair a lot!

Eileen Astels Watson said...

"Now are the days she keeps everything out of sight."


Don't enter me, though, just thought I'd try it.

Jennifer Shirk said...

LOL! Those ARE GREAT! Must think on this. :)

Elizabeth said...

what once brought her great joy has now become a great plight.

i love limericks, i write them all the time.

Kara said...

I love everybody's so I'm glad WB has to pick! He'll be home soon to do the judging!

Terri Tiffany said...

I stink at these!! But it is fun to read the others!!