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.
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?!
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
Time off from parenting: the one thing I think I want, and then when I have it, turns out the little blighters leave a hole so big that you just can’t fill it. Continue reading
Little girl like a thunderstorm
All rage and impatience and fists
And ‘why aren’t you listening to me?’ always on your lips
Today I gave you Continue reading