FIVE A DAY #limericks

This is this week’s limerick prompt from Esther – five

Bea Goode was told at school to strive

‘To commit your life to the growth of the hive’.

But Bea told friends, ‘This is shitty’

‘I’ll buy a flat, move to the city.’

‘And only work from nine to five’.

About TanGental

My name is Geoff Le Pard. Once I was a lawyer; now I am a writer. I've published several books: a four book series following Harry Spittle as he grows from hapless student to hapless partner in a London law firm; four others in different genres; a book of poetry; four anthologies of short fiction; and a memoir of my mother. I have several more in the pipeline. I have been blogging regularly since 2014, on topic as diverse as: poetry based on famous poems; memories from my life; my garden; my dog; a whole variety of short fiction; my attempts at baking and food; travel and the consequent disasters; theatre, film and book reviews; and the occasional thought piece. Mostly it is whatever takes my fancy. I avoid politics, mostly, and religion, always. I don't mean to upset anyone but if I do, well, sorry and I suggest you go elsewhere. These are my thoughts and no one else is to blame. If you want to nab anything I post, please acknowledge where it came from.
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27 Responses to FIVE A DAY #limericks

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Sensible girl …. Though she might be a Queen 🐝

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  2. Ula says:

    Stopping by to say hi and that this limerick is lovely.

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    • TanGental says:

      Hi! How’s Poland? I followed your extraordinary health and strength vegan regime on Insta. Utterly bonkers but big congrats. Hope you’re well and the yoga still flows nicely…


      • Ula says:

        Hi Geoff! It’s good here. A lot has changed as there are so many refugees here. Wow! I didn’t know you were following that. I’ve been getting sick so much since I got covid in October 2020. My immune system got shot and I was basically catching every flu and cold, which is so not me because I’ve been generally one of those people who never get sick, so it has been very humbling. This fall was the first time I was feeling well enough to go all in on my strength training, but I got sick again in November and had a few infections since. Been working on getting up my immunity and had to decrease the intensity a bit. Still going though, just at a lighter pace.

        I’m so glad you’re still here and blogging and putting out more books.

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      • TanGental says:

        Oh my. Do take care… that does sound grim. Yes you’ve done yourselves proud over those poor refugee. It would be lovely to think it was temporary

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  3. Great limerick. 😊

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  4. Let’s all strive for the greater good…No, let’s not!

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  5. Reminds me of the saying, “Work hard then retire or retire then work hard.” Who said it? I have no idea.

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  6. tootlepedal says:

    I’m with Bea.

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  7. Such fun. Well done. (And that’s the extent of my poetry right there.)

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  8. Haha, Bea got it right.

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