Tuesday, April 2, 2013

B is for Bug (by me!)

For this year's A-Z Challenge, I am organising my writing group's participation for the first time. So I am posting each entry here as well as on the website, Write On, Mamas! who are a writing group based in the San Francisco North Bay area. We will have 25 Mamas and one Papa writing on a different letter of the alphabet during the A-Z Blog Challenge. Comments are always so appreciated, but would be lovely if you would comment on the Write On, Mamas! blog so the author will read your comment. Thanks and look forward to reading your blogs.

Today is my turn! I decided to write a limerick and I also recorded an audio too. Enjoy :)


Photography by Mary Allison Tierney



A British divorcee called Claire
Sent an email one night for a dare
To her first love at school
Who’d been horny and cool
And no man since then could compare.
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When they first met he had a nickname
She wondered if it would be the same
He quickly replied
Bursting with pride
He was still known as Bug, he proclaimed.
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The years apart had been more than thirty
But they found that they both were still flirty
She’d forgotten that Bug
Was not like a slug
Coz when it came to romance he was dirty.
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Two years later in a town by the sea
He declared his love and proposed on one knee
She jumped up and down
With the ring he had found
And with no thought accepted with glee.
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 From her family it was very hard to part
But she needed to follow her heart
To live in the sun
Sounded plenty of fun
Bug had always been Right From The Start.
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20 comments:

  1. Great rhyme indeed at your feed and followed away so now here today.

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    1. Thanks Pat - bit pathetic compared with yours though!

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  2. Love it as always and it was fun to put a voice to your face!

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  3. Hey fellow Brit in California...Loving the poem!

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  4. Oh Claire, you amaze & delight. no wonder you have a Bug problem! xoxo

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  5. Very fun, Claire! Love renewed, how sweet.

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  6. I know you've written about this before. But even in limerick form, it's still quite moving how you two eventually got back together. :)

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    1. I know, I have to pinch myself sometimes. Too weird.

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  7. I can't think of a time where I read an actual 'tale' in limerick form. Excellent job! I really liked that :)

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    1. Thanks so much, glad you enjoyed it. Not sure you are actually meant to do this with limericks, but hey ho.

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  8. Hi Claire,

    Popped in from AtoZ.

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    1. Nice to meet you - will come and see you in a while too.

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