Me? Writing Poems? No Way!

Although I dabbled with poetry in high school, I am not a poet. I might add those attempts were sweet little rhymes mostly about the latest boy I had a crush on. Lots of us gals did that in those days. Maybe they still do, I don’t know.

Last week, I wrote that I had rejoined the Vocal writing community. I submitted two short stories, one of them for a contest. No word on that yet, but my flash fiction piece Where is Gunnar was selected as a top story earlier this week! Woo hoo!

I have several of my earlier fiction pieces that I plan to dust off and publish there over the next few weeks and months. I also want to write some new ones, as I have tons of ideas.

But what’s this about poetry? Oh yeah. Vocal has a new contest called Ludicrous Limericks. After two friends, Harmony Kent and Staci Troilo, submitted several, I decided to give it a try. I came up with four.

Two are more on the humorous side and one is a nature poem. The fourth was inspired when I began brainstorming my third Legends of Madeira novel. It’s titled The Road.

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It’s easiest to see all the poems by visiting my Vocal Profile. They immediately follow the three pinned stories.

If you’d prefer, here are the individual links:

I’m not giving up prose, and I may never write another limerick or any other poem again, but these were fun to do. If you have time to read and share, I’d appreciate it.

29 thoughts on “Me? Writing Poems? No Way!

  1. Wonderful limericks, Joan, especially Coconut pie. (Because … fun to read AND tasty! 😁) I think you should at least consider doing more of these and publishing a little book. While poetry doesn’t sell quite the same way novels do, there IS an audience out there. And besides, it feels good to indulge now and then. I enjoyed these! πŸ€—β€οΈ

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    1. There has been a big increase poetry interest. A few years ago, someone said it didn’t sell. I think hat’s changing. Writing these was a nice break and still allowed for creativity.

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      1. Hope that’s true. I’ve been wanting to put together a new book, myself. “Doggerel” style, maybe. Shorter, funnier, and the like. Hmmmm. Now you’ve got me thinking. (Always dangerous! 😁)

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