The Billboard Sign (limerick)


A man was on the top of a building
He wanted to end his grieving
But the thought of jumping
And him really dying
Makes him doubt what he's thinking.


Now he has second thoughts to beat
So with one last chance, he said
"Give me a sign that I should stop this"
He opened his eyes and he didn't miss
The billboard sign that read: JUST DO IT.


© 2012 Mycee. All Rights Reserved.

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Janhorner 4 years ago

I found this funny (not in the sense of someone wanting to end their life) it was the Nike billboard. Have tweeted.

Jan


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snowdrops 4 years ago from The Second Star to the Right

hahaha! this is so funny!


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Great job M! :) Writing the limericks, nice!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Jan, Snow, thank you (smiles*)

J, hehehe, just trying my luck here! :P


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Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

Great work here... didn't know whether to laugh or cry at the end! Brilliant... voted up and stuff, Jen


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

Way to be brave M! Keep it up!


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smga22 4 years ago from Dhaka, Bangladesh

Nice hub.


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shampa sadhya 4 years ago from NEW DELHI, INDIA

Voted up and funny!

Loved it. It is really a good one!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Jen, thank you!

J, thanks for the support!

Smgaa22, thank yu :)

Shampa, hehe thanks much!


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epigramman 4 years ago

...love your cynical sardonic humor here - now you are entering epi-man territory - lol - and this must be one of the great hubs of all time in the sense of how you so cleverly tie in the Nike billboard ad with some Nike advertising down below - if that is not genius then you are not one of the best writers here at the hub - and that is an affirmative 'yes' on both counts .... hubbravo from the epi-man - lake erie time 5:01am canada


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

hehehe! Thank you Epi! I'm always glad when you visit my hubs and post messages like these. Hahahah you really made me smile!


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mandarmk9 4 years ago from Ratlam, India

A very humorous hub unknown spy..... Voted up and funny.....I'm trying at limericks as well....... wish me luck.......

:) Mandar


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Mandar! Yeah, you should try it. I got my fingers crossed!


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mandarmk9 4 years ago from Ratlam, India

Thank you....... I have mailed one of my limericks to Josh. I will be looking forward to his views before publishing it.........


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

Very funny my young friend! A great job of making a serious situation amusing. Well done!


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shiningirisheyes 4 years ago from Upstate, New York

Awesome!!! Love the way it ended. Like a thunderbolt to the soul.

Great write


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bravewarrior 4 years ago from Central Florida

That was funny, Spy. Or am I totally sick for thinking so....?????


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Lipnancy 4 years ago from Hamburg, New York

I must confess I did laugh at first. But it really was not funny. Perhaps the Just Do It sign from God meant to Just Do It and rethink it.


Larry Wall 4 years ago

Ms. Spy,

This was definitely a change of pace for you. From a technical standpoint it is well done. Unfortunately, I am not sure the final message is clear.

Larry


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Great poem and a little funny, love it.

Voted up and awesome, Joyce.


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Ann1Az2 4 years ago from Orange, Texas

My, but that should make us take a second look at billboards! lol Voted up.


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TToombs08 4 years ago from Somewhere between Heaven and Hell without a road map.

Spy, you did a great job. As a limerick is defined as: " ...is a kind of a witty, humorous, or nonsense poem, especially one in five-line anapestic or amphibrachic meter with a strict rhyme scheme (AABBA), which is sometimes obscene with humorous intent." You nailed it to a "t." VUM! :)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

HaHaHeeHee, So clever..Loved it...


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hi Billy, Shining, Brave, Joyce, Ann, Ruby, TT,

thank you so much..

Larry, yeah, thanks..i was inspired by J. there is no final message here, just a witty poem..

Lipnancy, there's no really message here, this is suppose to put a smile on someone's face because he saw the Nike's billboard.

To all those I have might offended with this poem, all my apologies.. this is only a witty nonsense write, that in the end rhymes with the Nike's sign. I don't even know it this is really limerick since I never encountered limericks before..

I'm not that very creative with limericks.. ^;^


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josh3418 4 years ago from Pennsylvania

M, you did just fine with this one no worries! A limerick is supposed to be witty and clever, and you did great, keep it up! :)


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Lot Rillera 4 years ago from Philippines

voted up for this spy, it made me laughed ! I am not laughing because the person wanted to end his life but the Poem perfectly rhym at Nike's billboad ! hahaha...... voted up !


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

J, really? oh thank you so much..

Lot, thanks..yeah, the climax of the poem is not really on the man to end his life, but on the billboard sign..thank you!


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jonmcclusk 4 years ago from Cinnaminson, New Jersey

Very interesting idea for a poem, unknown spy, inspiring and emotional.


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

Hey M, This was very clever...never saw that ending coming:)


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kj force 4 years ago from Florida

unknown spy..congrats ! You did it !


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Jon, Shine, KJ, thank you for the kind words.

i have to say, i really appreciate it..thanks for inspiring me.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

LOL Thanks heavens for billboard signs that say the right thing at the right time. Enjoyed this.


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prettyinside 4 years ago

so funny spy, it made me smile,,, voted up !


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Gypsy, Pretty: thanks much much!!


oceansider 4 years ago

Clever limerick, unknown spy.....that he saw what the billboard said & "just did it".....

Hope you're doing well.....God's blessings to you & take care, dear friend!

Helen


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Helen..I miss you! thank you for stopping by.


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Olde Cashmere 4 years ago from Michigan, United States

Really clever limerick M. Brilliant with the sign. Voted up, awesome, and interesting!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Thank you James! hehehe, as always!


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CrazedNovelist 4 years ago from Hampton, GA

Wow... Unknown you just keep surprising me. lol. It reminds of me of Seinfeld. Listen.

Kramer: "Newman called me last night threatening to jump off the building"

Jerry: "Oh yeah, what did you say?"

Kramer: "I told him to jump and quit bothering me about it."

lol... everything reminds me of that. But you get the drift. I love reading your work. :)

-Aubrey


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Hahaha thank you Aubrey. Nice one!


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Sunshine625 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

One of my favorite limericks! :)


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

I loved this, so funny! well, you know what I mean! lol!


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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up. Author

Shine, Nell...

thanks for the visit :)

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