Esther’s Challenge – Laugh-along-a-Limerick

Happy New Week to you all and welcome, once again, to Esther Chilton’s regular Monday challenge.

Today, Esther’s one-word prompt is SMILE. So can you write a limerick using the word SMILE in it somewhere?

On a personal level, I was delighted when Esther told me that today’s word is SMILE. It reminded me of a wonderful approach to striking up a conversation that was gifted to me during my travels in the Caribbean . . .

. . . A friendly taxi driver told me, “On this island, we have a saying: Smile before you speak.

Isn’t that lovely? It sets your encounter off on a good note.

If you want to swerve around the weekly prompt, please feel free to ignore it and write a limerick to suit your current mood and feelings. Just let it flow. Delight us all with your creativity.

Post your submissions in the Comments on this post.

About Lance Greenfield

Blog: email: I published my debut novel in December 2014: Eleven Miles. My second novel went live in February 2016: Knitting Can Walk!
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24 Responses to Esther’s Challenge – Laugh-along-a-Limerick

  1. trentpmcd says:

    I’ve missed the last few weeks, so I will have to join in 🙂

    I’ve had a life of trials
    Stretching back for many miles
    But it is true
    What got me through
    Is facing all with smiles
    (NOT based on a true story except the smiling part 🙂 )
    There once was girl named Clare
    Who had a disposition quite fair
    She smiled at all
    Both short and tall
    Treating everyone with love and care

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  2. There’s this sweet little girl called Inga,
    She’s a face upon which to linger,
    Her beautiful smile
    Will often beguile,
    Then twist you round her little finger!

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  4. peter freeman says:

    The Japanese say all people have three faces – One they show to the world – One shown only to loved ones – The third being the real person – All three being hidden behind a smile .

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  5. Always smile before you speak.
    You’re bound to start on a winning streak.
    Your mood is good,
    And if he would,
    You’ll soon be dancing cheek to cheek.

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  7. TanGental says:

    While sunning herself by the Nile
    Queen Cleo reminisced with a smile
    She said to a flunky
    ‘That Mark Anthony’s hunky…
    Do we have him perchance on speed dial?’

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  8. I smile so happily
    My mind is rapidly
    Remembering how
    To write a limerick now
    But it turned out a bit crappily!


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  10. willowdot21 says:

    I absolutely agree with the Taxi Driver from the Caribbean a smile always helps. Talking of which here is my Limerick.

    There was a young laundress named Jane
    Who found her work a huge pain.
    So she threw in the sponge with a smile
    Then ran a one minute mile
    Never to be seen at the laundry again!


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  12. peter freeman says:

    There are two types of girls – Those who do , and those who don’t – But the ones I like the best – Are the ones who say they don’t – But look as though they do !!


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