Weekly Limerick Challenge: Week 3 “Believe”

Here’s my contribution to the lovely MindandLifeMatters weekly limerick challenge, on the theme “believe”.  With a picture of the Charles Darwin statue at the Natural History Museum in London.

The story of Adam and Eve

Was one Darwin just could not believe.

His theory of evolution

Caused moral pollution

But it granted the snake a reprieve.


Weekly limerick challenge 2: Bliss

I was so pleased to be judged the winner of last week’s limerick challenge, having never won anything before in my life!  A very big thank you to Rashmi of MindandLifeMatters.  I will be framing my Amazon gift certificate as my very first writer’s pay cheque!  So here is my first attempt at an entry for this week’s challenge, on the theme of bliss:

It was a true meeting of minds

when they spoke for the very first time.

And their very first kiss

such unutterable bliss

that they knew they were two of a kind.


But you know, I’m a cynical hard-bitten sort of girl, and this schmaltzy greetings-card effort didn’t feel quite right to me.  So I decided to flip it round, and wrote this:


It was NOT a true meeting of minds

They were two of a quite different kind.

But their very first kiss

Was such tingling bliss

That they just couldn’t heed warning signs.


Which do you prefer? Are you a romantic or cynic?!

Haters gonna hate

Get a job, you lazy scrounger, you shouldn’t have had kids if you can’t afford them.  Hard working tax payers like me shouldn’t have to fund your lifestyle coining it in on benefits.  Get on your bike and look for work. Your kids don’t need you at home every day, no matter how young they are, get yourself a job and if you can’t afford the childcare just give them a key to the door, that’s what they had to do back in the days before all these nanny state handouts.   Continue reading