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Life at the top


My life as a fairy is bleak;
I'm sitting aloft on a peak!
The room is too airy
And altitude's scary.
I’ve not had a leak for a week!

My bladder is feeling the strain.
I’m waving my wand but in vain.
The needles are prickly,
My derrière's tickly
And blinking lights drive me insane.



syllable count : 8 8 6 6 8      8 8 6 6 8

30/11/18   edited  final version

Christmas Limericks (new or old) Poetry Contest :
 Sponsored by: Carolyn Devonshire

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 12/5/2018 5:39:00 PM
ha, I imagine her in unfamiliar surroundings as the "top" where she has found herself. Cute one, and congrats for the win
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Date: 12/2/2018 4:30:00 PM
I really enjoyed this one Wendy, many congrats:-) hugs Jan xx
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Date: 12/2/2018 11:57:00 AM
This limerick is so charming, Wendy, and I cracked up reading how she was "waving (her) wand but in vain." Nice rhyme and good form. Competition for this contest was awesome and you did a great job. Thanks for supporting the contest with your witty verse. Hugs, Carolyn
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Wendy Watson
Date: 12/2/2018 4:05:00 PM
Thank you for the placement, Carolyn and for the time you have taken to read, judge and give appreciated feedback. Best wishes Wendy
Date: 12/1/2018 2:57:00 PM
Hahaha! Do you know, I always had to stop myself feeling sorry for the fairy at the top of our tree when I was little! DEFINITELY some small part of me believed she was real, aching, with an itchy bottom!! Great idea for the contest, perfect limericks!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 12/2/2018 4:20:00 AM
Aw thanks Wendy! I actually haven’t had time to enter this one :-)
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Wendy Watson
Date: 12/2/2018 2:51:00 AM
Thank you,Nina! I haven't seen yours but I can imagine from past experience that it will ace the charts!
Date: 11/30/2018 8:35:00 PM
Haha nice one Wendy, and not a mention of (bee you tea tea )lol. Good luck. Tom.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 12/2/2018 2:53:00 AM
Thank you Tom. 'Derrière' seemed more appropriate and the ex French teacher in me had to include the appropriate accent!
Date: 11/29/2018 10:50:00 PM
Darling! Good luck in the contest.
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Wendy Watson
Date: 12/2/2018 2:53:00 AM
Thank you for reading and commenting,Caren.
Date: 11/29/2018 7:08:00 PM
Very cute, Wendy
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Wendy Watson
Date: 12/2/2018 2:55:00 AM
Thank you,Line for all your kind comments throughout my few months on the site.
Date: 11/29/2018 6:57:00 PM
A grouchy little fairy! Love it!
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Wendy Watson
Date: 12/2/2018 2:56:00 AM
Wouldn't YOU be in my position!! Thanks for all your kind feedback throughout the past few months,Kim.
Date: 11/29/2018 6:43:00 PM
Another keeper Wendy. Thanks
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Wendy Watson
Date: 12/2/2018 2:56:00 AM
Thank you,Carlos. I have been dipping into and really enjoying your poetry recently' The wintry forest walk was wonderful!
Date: 11/29/2018 6:24:00 PM
An eternity of listening to, "Jingle Bells" is NOT funny! But good luck! Aloha! Rico
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Wendy Watson
Date: 12/2/2018 3:01:00 AM
Thank you,Rico. The bells converted to fairy lights in my final version!