Category Archives: limerick

Amiss

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Flags of three nations—Japan, Mexico, and the United States—fly in Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona.
 


A national flag flying free
Should symbolize great harmony,
But when people scorn
The land where they’re born,
Something’s amiss, don’t you see?

 
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “National Flag(s)”

What Flag


What flag do you fly at your house,
Professor Thelonious Mouse?
A flag that’s brand-new
Is right for a shrew,
But an old flag works for a louse.

 
Limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “National Flag(s)”

Blue Monday: Meeting Place

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Mission San Xavier del Bac, Tucson, Arizona.
 


Here heaven and earth seem to meet,
Although it’s not near any street,
But out in the wild
Where even a child
Can sniff at the air and say, “Sweet!”

 
  
Limerick © 2018 and photo © 2010 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Magical


A poem’s a magical thing;
To feelings and thoughts it gives wing.
And if you’ve no song,
You’ll find it’s not long
Till your empty tongue starts to sing.

 
Limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Of Poems”

Poems


Of poems there will be no end
As long as the poets do bend
Their ears to the muse
And do not confuse
Blank pages with those that are penned.

 
Limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “Of Poems”

Contradictions


To think of myself’s not a chore;
I’m neither a prude nor a boor.
I haven’t a clue
What I think of you,
But of me I want to know more!
 
The “more” that I know might confuse
The sensible side of my muse.
She tends to profess
That I am a mess—
But what does she know of my ruse?

 
Limericks © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
I wrote the first limerick in June for the prompt “When I Think About Myself.” I’ve now conjoined it with a new limerick for the prompt “A Bundle of Contradictions.”
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “When I Think About Myself”
 
More Midweek Motif at Poets United: “A Bundle of Contradictions”

Blue Monday: Wind Turbines

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Wind turbines generate electricity on the outskirts of Ocotillo, California.
 


The turbines go round and around,
And yet they make scarcely a sound.
The power that’s made
Comes from a long blade,
Propelled by the wind that’s westbound.

 
  
Limerick and photo © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Shabby Sign

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A shabby but still legible sign in Historic Downtown Yuma, Arizona
 


The sign may be shabby and battered,
It’s edges may even be tattered.
Yet one thing is clear:
Old Yuma’s still here—
A message that always has mattered.

 
  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Hoop

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A basketball hoop hangs from a garage, San Diego, California.
 


The basketball hoop stays forlorn
From evening until the next morn.
No kids come to play,
So it’s safe to say
Their absence is what we should mourn.

 
  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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Blue Monday: Long Tail

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Artwork on a wall, Ajo, Arizona.
 


A beast with an extra-long tail
Hung out on a wall near a nail.
He started to slip,
But reached out to grip
The thing that stuck out: the sharp nail.

 
  
Photo and limerick © 2018 by Magical Mystical Teacher
 
 
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