Today’s assignment of Writing 201: poetry course had us write a poem about imperfection in the form of a limerick, using enjambement as a device.
After trying one verse with all item in it (I think), I just had fun with a few more. As a mom, imperfection goes around quite a few times!
xoxo – Irene
A washed out mom sat on the toilet
And had just put her toddler to his bed.
Thought she couldn’t take shit
As the fist of her baby boy hit
The door that is marked as private.
With running shoes on she sat on the couch
Staring on her phone at her online vouch
To run a five miles
To quit – not her style
When she slowly started she knew she’d be aroused.
The night before she put them on for show
The things she needed on the go
But baby’s morning poo
Made her forget what to do
Oh! To have your ducks in a row
Vegan Food Challenge
We’re eating vegan for a week, she said
Her family looked at her as if she was mad
Tofu stir fry on the floor
Husband shouted ‘No more!’
And ordered shoarma instead.
Finally alone time for us two
There is no limit to what we can do
Go out and sleep in
Have sex to begin
If you stop talking about the kids, you fool!
16 thoughts on “Limericks of an imperfect life as a mom”
I love the limerick on “Working mom”, I think it’s awesome and was the closest to follow the aabba thingy….I forgot what they called it. But all the others were very witty and fun to read! Thanks for sharing.
Wow, you came up with five! Way to go!
You’re in the zone, poet! Five! Wohoo!
And they’re fun, well done and lively to read!
I love this post! 👌
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Really enjoyed them, can see you had fun … how do you do it all?
Actually my hectic morning provided my with plenty inspiration! And my commute gave me enough time to write down the lyrics.
Fantastic stuff! You are killing the assignment!
Thanks, that means a lot to me!
Well, that was fun 🙂
Such funny, interesting poems. You are so good at this. I am actually writing my limerick now, and have been struggling a lot, so it’s great to see another blogger I know do so well, because now I feel more inspired.
Happy to have inspired you! This time round, I wait with reading other bloggers’ poems and find inspiration by myself. But I agree it’s a great way to get unstuck.
For some reasons, your posts don’t seem to be coming up in my reader anymore 😦
And man, I struggled with one limerick… You captured the challenges of motherhood well in your series 🙂
Super fun and FIVE! Go girl!