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A Limerick About Writing

Updated on February 2, 2015

She wanted to write but try as she might...


There once was a woman who wanted to write and make it worth reading for all

She tried and she tried, but try as she might her writing wound up in a ball.

She used fancy words and phrases that sang from the depths of her heart so sincere

But no matter how hard herself she applied the results would not bend an ear.

From morning till night she continued to write with an edge of her own she applied

Woman Crying


Yet when she was finished it seemed so diminished she threw up her hands and she cried.

No pentameter near for others to hear her writing pleased only herself

She could stop now she would often vow and leave all her books on her shelf.

She needed to research the words that would work and allow her to be a great star

But she couldn’t find out where to start this whole bout and seemed watching it all from afar.

It was time to get down and do all the work that would make this an easier task

And put up her feet and keep writing neat even though she had no one to ask.

The lights she would dim and keep all from within so her thoughts she could hear loud and clear

As she read through the details of others who told tales of how they could write without fear.

This work seemed to renew her and surged right on through her with warnings she knew she should heed

But the more she enjoyed them the more she employed them and the more she regained all her speed.

The words would come flowing with thoughts all a knowing of what she had wanted to say

The paper was filling with words that were willing to show how to write all the way.

Her pen flew on brightly and she wrote on nightly as ever a writer could do

She performed with such urgency she felt filled with insurgency and wrote till the morning came through.

When she saw what she’d done and it wasn’t a pun she filled with fruition its true

So if ever you see her or read her or greet her be sure to tell her it’s you.

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Love your comment Vinaya!

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      Vinaya Ghimire 6 years ago from Nepal

      Thank god, she took pen and paper. Her words are beautiful, there is no running away from her.

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      You humble me! Of course you can write like that, you do so well. It was an exercise and I think I will try it again with a more challenging subject.

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      Lesleysherwood 6 years ago

      Really impressed with this Tillsontitan. I think anyone who writes can relate to it. I think this is much more than an effort. I think its reached its goal with ease. lol

      I would love to be able to write like this.

      Vote UP and awesome

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Thanks Bob. I think I'd rather have a few lost participles than left them dangling. Seriously, I know it's awkward in a few spots but it was fun and I appreciate your noticing my effort. The best part is, when you're on the bottom you can only go up!

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Mike you crack me up. I guess my photo fits reciting there once was a woman. So glad you liked it. Thanks for the "award." I have to admit I really enjoyed this one even while trying to edit it!

      P.S. It's upstate NY but that's okay, grew up in NYC

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      diogenes 6 years ago

      Hi. Yes, iambic pentameter has been the footsteps of choice ever since Shakespeare for so many poets, and it's a fun, rollicking sound. good for chanting or just galloping along. You could rework this a little, there might be better ways to smooth out some of the verses and remove some lost participles, etc. But a darn good effort and voted up...Bob

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      mikeq107 6 years ago

      Ps ..actually I could see in you in your photo attire on stage proclaiming this aloud at a fast pace LOL

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      mikeq107 6 years ago

      WoW!!!!! Tillsontitan :0)

      That was amazing..its your signiture coming through..its your style..I could just see your fingers raceing naturaly with out hinderance across the keys...effortlessy..Proud of you..a very beautiful read...drew me right in from start o finsih...and the Hubbers award in my books this week goes to Tilly from NYC...

      Later Mike :))))

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      Mary Craig 6 years ago from New York

      Thanks for the compliment. It reminded me of a high school English assigmment :) Glad you enjoyed it.

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      lavender3957 6 years ago

      This was a really cute hub. I voted up with this one. I liked the way it flowed and fell into sequence evenly. Thanks for sharing.