Limerick - All Is Lost

Lost: life's treasure.


His wife's beauty was fantastic,

Her cooking left no need to roam.

She sang songs just so romantic,

Yet with sad tears he did panic

He couldn't recall the way home.

The tipped over jug....


My grandfather used to tell the story of a drunken man in the gutter who couldn't get up.

Beside him, but out of reach, was his whiskey jug with the whiskey running out.

As the whiskey ran out it made a gurgling sound, "glug, glug, glug....glug" to which its drunken owner replied, "Good? Good? I know you're good, but I can't get at ya!"

Sometimes we panic and our mind draws a blank, reason and memory have departed. Only our panic and our confusion are left.

Such is the sad tale of the husband in this limerick.

Being disoriented can happen to anyone. Just don't panic when it happens to you.

Be it ever so humble, there's no place, if you can't find it.
Be it ever so humble, there's no place, if you can't find it. | Source

Dealing with a mental block:

When your memory fails at a critical moment, do you sometimes panic?

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Ericdierker 2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

Great job


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

"I've been known to, but please don't tell anyone." Your limerick is a very clever parable. I enjoyed this. :-)


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Kate Mc Bride 2 years ago from Donegal Ireland

Another good limerick Perspycacious and some words of wisdom. I quote "If there is panic let it be organized" :)


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Ryem 2 years ago from Maryland

This limerick was very entertaining to read. I wasn't able to guess how it would end. : )


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

A great limerick and thanks for sharing.

Eddy.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Composing a limerick can be lots of fun. I recommend joining in and giving the rest of us a chuckle.


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MizBejabbers 2 years ago

It's a really cute poem, but it isn't a limerick. In a limerick lines 1,2 and 5 rhyme and are longer. Lines 3 and 4 rhyme with each other and are usually short. Just trying to be helpful. I loved it anyway. (P.S. I can't write poetry; limericks are the only kind I can write.)

P. wrote a really cute poem (pronounced with one syllable in this case)

The guy couldn’t come home

Had a good wife

And a good life

He was destined to roam.

Got it? with love,

Miz B.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

MizBejabbers - Thanks for the uplift, I will try to be more orthodox, and, if possible, more humorous.


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MizBejabbers 2 years ago

Well, I thought it was funny anyway! Your photo is beautiful.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Clever limerick. I must say that is the one thing above all that scares me - having my memory fail at a most critical moment like away from home.


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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Captured perfectly.


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Perspycacious 2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

GPL & AN - Thanks muchly.

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    Demas finds limericks a challenge and has crafted a few that even have chuckles. Of the bunch you can choose from he offers these:



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