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Sleepless Nights - Limerick Insomnia Revisited

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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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!
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Date: 8/25/2013 5:39:00 PM
Yes........me too !!!! I am familiar with this dilemma !!
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John Posey
Date: 8/26/2013 11:54:00 AM
Thanks, Carrie. I enjoy your visits and draw strength from your comments... Love ya ..... Jake
Date: 8/2/2013 1:11:00 AM
lol, had a good chuckle here, Jake
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John Posey
Date: 8/2/2013 10:18:00 AM
Thanks, Jack, Limericks are usually fun to write... I'm glad I brought you a little humor..... Jake
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 ^ __^
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Date: 7/23/2013 8:44:00 AM
Well done, your sleepless night paid off with a win. Congrats.
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John Posey
Date: 7/23/2013 8:47:00 AM
Thanks, my friend. you are kind in your comments... Jake
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
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John Posey
Date: 7/23/2013 5:01:00 AM
Thank you for your gracious ranking of my entry... The competition was tough and the judging fair... Love ya dearly... Jake
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 !!
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John Posey
Date: 7/22/2013 6:55:00 PM
if I do sleep, its a fitful sleep until the rhyme is complete... Jake
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!
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Varsha Tomar
Date: 7/11/2013 11:32:00 AM
Thank you for being such a huge inspiration Jake! Stay blessed!
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John Posey
Date: 7/8/2013 4:31:00 AM
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
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
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Date: 7/7/2013 5:10:00 PM
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
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
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John Posey
Date: 7/7/2013 8:26:00 AM
And the same to you, my friend.. Thanks for the visit... Jake
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
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John Posey
Date: 7/6/2013 5:27:00 PM
Sara, I can only say that it is pure joy when you visit. Thank you so much.... Jake
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
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John Posey
Date: 7/6/2013 1:44:00 PM
Nette, Limericks come to me in bunches and I can fortunately remember one or two...Thanks for the visit... Love ya .... Jake
Date: 7/6/2013 11:24:00 AM
John, Clever take on the subject and it's a lovely limerick, good luck !! Jag
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John Posey
Date: 7/6/2013 1:51:00 PM
Thank you.... Jake
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 :)
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John Posey
Date: 7/6/2013 3:58:00 AM
Thanks, sweetie, Did you know that sneezes travel at over 60 mph?... and that's just the wet part... Love ya...Jake
Date: 7/5/2013 4:53:00 PM
lol, I know the feeling - very witty write :)
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John Posey
Date: 7/5/2013 5:50:00 PM
thank you, Jack... I appreciate the visit.... Jake
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.
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John Posey
Date: 7/4/2013 7:09:00 AM
Connie, I believe I'm going to be visiting often. I love your writing.... Jake
Date: 7/3/2013 5:07:00 PM
lol Jake this is perfect gl in contest Shadow x smiles
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John Posey
Date: 7/3/2013 5:57:00 PM
Thank you, my dear. I hope it does well but there is so much talent on this sight I will need some luck... Jake
Date: 7/3/2013 5:07:00 PM
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John Posey
Date: 7/3/2013 6:01:00 PM
Oops, Should be site..... Jake
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.
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John Posey
Date: 7/3/2013 3:09:00 PM
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
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
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John Posey
Date: 7/3/2013 10:26:00 AM
Thanks, sweetheart, I appreciate your comment. ... Jake
Date: 7/3/2013 7:41:00 AM
Ha ha, very entertaining John. I enjoyed your post to Colleen. You have a good heart.
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John Posey
Date: 7/3/2013 10:25:00 AM
Thank you, Richard. Good hearts are the result of associating with good people.... Jake
Date: 7/2/2013 9:48:00 PM
Nice....something I've not been brave enough to try yet..but this is great...
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John Posey
Date: 7/3/2013 4:26:00 AM
Darlin', with just a flicker of your eyelids, everything is under your control.... Thank you.... Jake
Date: 7/2/2013 8:26:00 PM
Many Irish poets must be insomniacs if that is common. Good write Jake.
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John Posey
Date: 7/3/2013 4:23:00 AM
Well, me faith and begorrah!!! Surely through me veins flows the water of the Lake of St. Charley. Thank You, Robert, (Yawn).... Jake
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
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John Posey
Date: 7/2/2013 6:47:00 PM
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
Date: 7/2/2013 12:45:00 PM
Great limerick my friend.
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John Posey
Date: 7/2/2013 5:09:00 PM
I'm honored by your comment... Thanks.... Jake