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Sleepless Nights - Limerick Insomnia Revisited

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Sleepless Nights - Limerick Insomnia Revisited

Limericks are so hard to write. Sometimes, keep me up half the night Spending way too much time Just trying to rhyme A word that’s just out of sight. Written By John Posey 07/02/13

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  1. Date: 8/30/2013 2:56:00 PM

    I have never attempted to write a limerick, yet. But, I surely understand the difficulties of writing with rhyme!.... I have a poem titled "Poetry After Midnight", which I haven't posted here, yet, that is very similar to this....Thank you for your nice comments on my poem "Write This Way". It really means a lot!

  1. Date: 8/25/2013 5:39:00 PM

    Yes........me too !!!! I am familiar with this dilemma !!

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 8/26/2013 11:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Carrie. I enjoy your visits and draw strength from your comments... Love ya ..... Jake
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 1:11:00 AM

    lol, had a good chuckle here, Jake

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 8/2/2013 10:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Jack, Limericks are usually fun to write... I'm glad I brought you a little humor..... Jake
  1. Date: 7/28/2013 10:22:00 AM

    Hahaha, the story of my life. I love your limerick, Jake. I think you'd enjoy my "I refuse to count sillybulls". Great write, my friend. Licia ^ __^

  1. Date: 7/23/2013 8:44:00 AM

    Well done, your sleepless night paid off with a win. Congrats.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/23/2013 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, my friend. you are kind in your comments... Jake
  1. Date: 7/22/2013 10:50:00 PM

    My huge heartfelt congratulations on your fantastic win my dear friend, John.It’s an outstanding poem indeed which really deserved its shining win. Thank you so much for giving me your precious gem in my contest and for your support. Love lots and big hugs, Leonora

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/23/2013 5:01:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for your gracious ranking of my entry... The competition was tough and the judging fair... Love ya dearly... Jake
  1. Date: 7/22/2013 4:56:00 PM

    I do this all the time........lie in bed, and over and over, try to find the "right" rhyme for my poem.....can't sleep until I have it !! LOL !!

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/22/2013 6:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    if I do sleep, its a fitful sleep until the rhyme is complete... Jake
  1. Date: 7/8/2013 3:22:00 AM

    This is probably the first time I'm reading a limerick...honestly I had no inkling about this form of poetry, to a layman like me it looks more like a rhyme!! Gosh, there's so much to learn!

    Tomar Avatar Varsha Tomar Date: 7/11/2013 11:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for being such a huge inspiration Jake! Stay blessed!
    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/8/2013 4:31:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    My friend, you are no more uncertain in the art of poetry writing than I was when I began..... When I see something interesting I usually click on the form button and it tells me the rules of writing in that form... I admire your eager spirit.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 5:05:00 PM

    I think you did good with this one. They are hard to write - that's why I don't write about anything I don't know. I just write simple stuff. Thanks for sharing.... Lucilla

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/7/2013 5:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, Lucilla. I only try to expand my knowledge of forms. Some are way out of bounds for me... Limericks are ok and usually lots of fun.... Hugs to ya.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/7/2013 7:05:00 AM

    I'm sure many poets share this same feeling! Wishing you a great day my friend! God bless! JP

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/7/2013 8:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    And the same to you, my friend.. Thanks for the visit... Jake
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 4:58:00 PM

    Got a chuckle..Great job writing this one..I hope that you did not loose any sleep writing it for it seems like it would have been just a snap that is the way it reads when you posted the finished work..Thanks for stopping by..We haven't had any really bad storms this round but lots of clouds which finally brought some rain then we had a thunderstorm last night but all in all it was not too bad here at our home..Sara

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/6/2013 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sara, I can only say that it is pure joy when you visit. Thank you so much.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 12:32:00 PM

    count me in; i find limericks hard to do, john.. but yours is simpy divine... i like, like!..:) huggs

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/6/2013 1:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Nette, Limericks come to me in bunches and I can fortunately remember one or two...Thanks for the visit... Love ya .... Jake
  1. Date: 7/6/2013 11:24:00 AM

    John, Clever take on the subject and it's a lovely limerick, good luck !! Jag

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/6/2013 1:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 9:58:00 PM

    Jake ,You make it look easy, although Limericks are difficult, I just posted one. (The Sneeze) They have to have humor and wit. and the right syllable count. Very taxing on the brain :)

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/6/2013 3:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, sweetie, Did you know that sneezes travel at over 60 mph?... and that's just the wet part... Love ya...Jake
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 9:38:00 PM

    Yes some folk have a hard time with this sort of form, but you have done it well here. thanks for the read Peter

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/6/2013 3:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, friend, Limericks just seem to come all at once and I capture them wen I can... Jake
  1. Date: 7/5/2013 4:53:00 PM

    lol, I know the feeling - very witty write :)

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/5/2013 5:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thank you, Jack... I appreciate the visit.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/4/2013 6:11:00 AM

    Thank you for the kind words. I can't tell you how much it means for someone to appreciate my poetry.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/4/2013 7:09:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Connie, I believe I'm going to be visiting often. I love your writing.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 5:07:00 PM

    lol Jake this is perfect gl in contest Shadow x smiles

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/3/2013 5:57:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, my dear. I hope it does well but there is so much talent on this sight I will need some luck... Jake
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 5:07:00 PM

    rating

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/3/2013 6:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oops, Should be site..... Jake
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 1:27:00 PM

    good way to do the sleepiness contest and you came up with a great limerick too. Thanks for your sweet words on my recent posts. You are such a nice person.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/3/2013 3:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Sweetheart, I am a nice person to nice people. Some are difficult to be nice to....So, I turn them over to the Jesus who lives in me...You are easy to love.. How do I know?.......Your writings give you away.. Jake
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 7:50:00 AM

    So true John, sometimes that right word evades us and drives us crazy. Well written limerick. Hugs

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/3/2013 10:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, sweetheart, I appreciate your comment. ... Jake
  1. Date: 7/3/2013 7:41:00 AM

    Ha ha, very entertaining John. I enjoyed your post to Colleen. You have a good heart.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/3/2013 10:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you, Richard. Good hearts are the result of associating with good people.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 9:48:00 PM

    Nice....something I've not been brave enough to try yet..but this is great...

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/3/2013 4:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Darlin', with just a flicker of your eyelids, everything is under your control.... Thank you.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 8:26:00 PM

    Many Irish poets must be insomniacs if that is common. Good write Jake.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/3/2013 4:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Well, me faith and begorrah!!! Surely through me veins flows the water of the Lake of St. Charley. Thank You, Robert, (Yawn).... Jake
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 6:25:00 PM

    John I defiantly can relate to this limerick. Not too many of my poems use rhymes. They drive me crazy. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/2/2013 6:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Connie, I find rhyming fairly easy. I get into trouble when I stray into other forms... But it's all fun and rewarding.... Thank you, sweetheart.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 12:54:00 PM

    Yes they are hard to do but so much fun thank you for sharing John hugs xxx

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/2/2013 5:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Rose, m'love. Limericks are never made to praise the beauty that is in you... Hugs.....Jake
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 12:45:00 PM

    Great limerick my friend.

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/2/2013 5:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    I'm honored by your comment... Thanks.... Jake
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 12:30:00 PM

    Hi John love this limerick, great read, all the best Poetowen

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/2/2013 5:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, friend. Sometimes I find a keeper....Jake
  1. Date: 7/2/2013 10:54:00 AM

    I know the feeling, great idea to write about. Hugs and love, Gail

    Posey Avatar John Posey Date: 7/2/2013 5:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks, dearest. This one just popped out..... Jake