Ensign’s Log, Entry 18: NaPoWriMo Day #7, A Limerick of a Writer

It has been a very long time since I last wrote a limerick, or even attempted to do so. As I’ve said before, I’m not a great poet, but I have fun writing poems and NaPoWriMo gives me the challenge I need to dust off my poetry muse.

Today’s poem is an attempt at a limerick… I got stuck on the last line of the first stanza for a long time after realizing I didn’t have a proper third rhyme that sounded like “edit”!

I realize that limericks are usually a single stanza, but after struggling with the first one, the second popped into my head almost fully formed and I couldn’t resist adding it!

A Writer’s Limerick

There once was a writer who liked to edit
She tried to give all her critters some credit
Each of their questions
And their suggestions
She pondered whether to keep or discard it

Of course there were times when the writer faltered
Where only one critter wished a phrase altered
It would be her choice
Stay true to her voice
And if she kept this adverb, who would fault her?


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