Silly Rhymes & Limericks WQW#12 #99wordstories

For WQW #12 on Marsha Ingrao’s Just Write Blog, I’m sharing an old English proverb that means, don’t be too early swapping your warm clothes for summer gear.

I wrote a giddy little Limerick about it!

In this part of the world we get excited when we see the sun shining from a pretty blue sky. We often get carried away and pull out the shorts and sleeveless dresses. This ‘typically Irish’ behaviour often leads to trips to the chemist for cold relieving remedies, because lurking in the shadows of the Spring sun, hides a chilling breeze and damp wisps, waiting to penetrate the bones of us pale Irish beings.

I really was in a silly humour this morning. I wrote this little rhyme for Charli Mills over at Carrot Ranch for the 99-word Stories Challenge. In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story to reflect the theme, โ€œready for a change”.

Johnny the Fool

Winter gone, seasons exchange

Johnny so pale, was ready for change

April the first, the day of the fool

He took off his shirt, in a bid to stay cool.

The sun beamed, gave him heat

He removed his shoes, to tan his feet

With his flipflops flopping, his shorts past his knees

He went to the beach, it was 16 degrees.

He went home that evening, with a pain in his nose

He was up in the night, rubbing gel on his toes

His wife was right, without a doubt

Ne’er cast a clouth, โ€˜till May be out!

 ๐ŸŒž  ๐ŸŒž  ๐ŸŒž  ๐ŸŒž 

My silly pen just kept on scribbling…

There was a young girl from Derry,

She was pretty, fair, and merry.

She sat in the sun,

With her hair in a bun,

And now she’s as red as a berry.

12 thoughts on “Silly Rhymes & Limericks WQW#12 #99wordstories

  1. Another good one Gloria, omg theyโ€™re were eegits going around this week in shorts and vests ๐Ÿ˜‚.
    They didnโ€™t have Mammies like ours ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ™๐Ÿฝ๐Ÿ˜‚. I remember once coming home from school and asking could I put on my โ€œsummer dress โ€œ(the only one I had) because the sun was shining ๐Ÿ˜. . It most probably was a sunny April day, No way !!! Not until May was out !!! Didnโ€™t understand a word of it ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

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  2. Gloria, both poems and your quote made me smile. Life is not fair, but I am! LOL Even though my students would not have all agreed. Fun and funny post. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for linking to WQW.

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  5. Enjoyed your 99 rhyme. Looking out at the recent sleet storm remains, and remembering a week ago, folks were out in their shorts, short sleeves, and flip flops. Weโ€™ll get thereโ€ฆjust holding off on the sunscreen this week!


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