A Limerick in Lieu of a Post
February 3rd, 2012

There once was a blogger named Gale
Who posted each week without fail.*
But try as she might
she just couldn’t write;
last evening her efforts did pale.

So I come to you now with a limerick.
Please don’t think that I’m playing a trick.
For I earnestly thought,
“Make an effort, or not?”
And this is what I could pen real quick.**

But I still bring good wishes for Friday.
And I trust that big thoughts will come my way
over the weekend,
so come back here, my friend,
for something worthwhile on Monday.

Last night the creative juices just weren’t flowing.  I joined all of the boys to walk the dogs.  Then I went out for a run on my own.  Then I came home, bathed and fed SSP, ate a sandwich, watched an episode of Modern Family that was saved in our DVR, made my lunch for today, showered, and went to bed.  Blogging just didn’t figure into the mix.  I hope you’ll forgive me.

Have a happy and safe Super Bowl weekend, and I’ll see you back here next week!


*I realize that this is a stretch – especially coming on the heels of my hit-and-miss posting during maternity leave – but sometimes we must sacrifice the truth to save the rhyme.

**And sometimes we must sacrifice the grammar to save the rhyme.  For all you adverb mongers (Hi Granddaddy!), I’m fully aware that this should read “really quickly.”

4 Responses to “A Limerick in Lieu of a Post”

  1. Ana Says:

    Your evening sounds glorious. I’m kind of jealous.

  2. Gale Says:

    Ana – It was a wonderful evening. GAP called as I was about to leave the office and asked if I had any interest in skipping the gym in favor of walking the dogs with him and the boys. I jumped at it. Temps here have been mild lately and it was really nice to get some fresh air. Sometimes living life is just more important than writing about it. Last night was one of those nights.

    PS – Just noticed the link to your blog. I didn’t realize you’d been blogging for several months now and I look forward to reading you!

  3. E Says:

    WOW! I’d always heard that after too many years of togetherness you begin to look like your spouse, BUT I never knew you began taking on the talent(s) of his mother. Well done.

  4. BigLittleWolf Says:

    I’m all for rhyme crimes (you may be aware),
    limericks are awesome for those who will dare.
    I say your verses show writerly flair -
    Now have fun this weekend – no time to spare!