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

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

Esther Chilton
Esther Chilton

I am sure that you will have noticed that the 2020 Olympic Games have finally got going in Japan, one year late and without the crowds. This fortnight will bring us many inspirational stories and it is a great time for writers to put pen to paper and step onto the poetry rostrum.

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

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.

Share your GOLDEN Limericks

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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37 Responses to Esther’s Challenge – Laugh-along-a-Limerick

  1. trentpmcd says:

    Cyclist Bob wanted a gold medal
    But for the bronze he must settle
    He gave it a try
    But couldn’t get by
    No matter how hard he did peddle
    Sue is a lass who seems tart
    Rude and loud voice, for a start
    But give her time
    And you will find
    That made of pure gold is her heart

    Liked by 4 people

  2. willowdot21 says:

    Adam a swimmer Uttoxeter born
    To win us a gold he had sworn
    He jumped in the pool
    saying am I not cool.
    And he crossed the line first, like a prawn.

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  3. Tom was really quite cold
    He stood in a stream with a load
    Of pans and equipment
    He’d got in a shipment
    To help him with panning for gold!

    Liked by 3 people

  4. Kim Smyth says:

    There once was a gal not so old
    Who loved summertime, not the cold
    The Olympics did call
    And she did not fall
    Off the bar which earned her the gold!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. peter freeman says:

    My regular carer is on holiday – Which means I get sent just anyone – This surely can’t be right – Some are good as gold – The rest just absolute sh..te .

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Linkingpeople2003 says:

    GOLD, the master healer, symbolises purity and communion,
    Her eyes flecked with gold craved for union!
    She wore ornaments strengthened with silver, of gold,
    Operated head injury patients within golden six hours, behold!
    She believed real gold medallists implement ideas without confusion!


    • I don’t understand what this is. The challenge is for a limerick using the word GOLD.

      Liked by 2 people

      • Linkingpeople2003 says:

        ….GREAT Lance Sir!

        ….NO risqué, no humour!

        ….SIMPLY, aabba pattern!

        ….Thanks and Welcome!



      • i used the word gold

        Liked by 1 person

      • Here’s the mystery. I can’t see my comment, “I don’t understand . . .” Nor can I see your response, except in the sidebar. My original comment was directed at somebody else who submitted gobbledegook that neither contained the word “gold” nor was a limerick or even a five word story. That person often submits such meaningless responses, which seem to be more self-promotional rather than submissions to the challenges. I don’t approve them. In summary, that comment about not understanding was not directed at you.

        Liked by 1 person

      • ok! I thought not, but thought I’d ask. thx


  7. There once was a lady too old
    Who said “I will win the bright gold”
    She picked up her prop
    Fell down with a plop
    She laughed very hard-uncontrolled

    Liked by 1 person

  8. SexagenarianScribbler says:

    I’ve a brain the size of a pea
    Learning never came easy for me
    But I’ve a heart of gold
    Which is worth, so I’m told
    Far more than any fancy degree.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Tom is both determined and bold
    His aim is to go for just gold
    He knows not to stop
    When reaching for top
    Each step is rewarded ninefold!

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Pingback: Gold – (Monday Limerick #9) – Laura McHarrie @ The Hidden Edge

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