There Once Was A Cat …

cat with dentures

There once was a cat named Whisper
With eyes the color of pewter
Mischievous her smile
Spinning round woodpile
Playing with grandma’s new dentures


This is my 1st attempt at writing a Limerick! :D 

As I surf among favorite and new blogs, I make note of forms of poetry which intrigue me, and I want to try “my hand” at creating … one day

Some forms I immediately try … other forms, although they intrigue me, and I want to try them,  I avoid even attempting the form.  Yet, I keep them on the list because I still want to try … One Day!! :D

I admire those who have the gift and knack for quick witty writing, i.e. limericks.  You may have surmised … this is a form I have been avoiding. :D  Determined to address my unreasonable fear … I decided to make at least an attempt!!  (I mean … really, what is it going to do to me? – LOL)

Although it is not my particular style of writing or fits my creative personality, I can say: 

  • I tackled it and
  • I can scratch it off my list of “forms to try!”

Whew!! LOL … next


Image Credit

© rgb for “On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea”, 2011 – 2012

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About becca givens

Becca is an artist, poet, and animal communicator. She delights in cooking, nurturing, and sharing a rich spiritual life with others on the Path.
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13 Responses to There Once Was A Cat …

  1. Jamie Dedes says:


    Well done …

  2. Renee Espriu says:

    This is delightful and for a first time, I think you did very well. :)

  3. wightrabbit says:

    Freaky photo! This one surprised me and made me laugh out loud! :)

  4. Libby says:

    Ha-ha-ha, great fun! Well done.

  5. Hahaha … this image is so funny … and … it goes
    so well with this limerick. I think that limericks can
    be so playful. Fun ….!!!!

  6. granbee says:

    Becaa, you overly-modest poetess, you! This limerick is such a delight with those dentures and rolling eyes beside it! This is a HUGE success! (no arguing with your elders,Becca!)

    • becca givens says:

      granbee — you are DEFINITELY great for my spirit … hence, one of your talents/gifts the LORD has bestowed upon you … encourager, cheerleader, beacon of light for others!! THANK YOU!! With many blessings … xoxo :D

  7. leahJlynn says:

    Funny and cute, i needed that laugh.Thanks

  8. siggiofmaine says:

    I’m just past my first attempt at a limerick…I don’t have the knack, but want to learn. Therefore, I can only tell you: Yours is delightful. Love it.
    Looks good to me ! Congratulations !
    Siggi in Downeast Maine

  9. shoreacres says:

    Oh – and that cat? That thing is a little spooky! And I love your limerick!

  10. shoreacres says:

    A blogger, the writer named Becca,
    was drawn to her writing like Mecca.
    She poemed all the time,
    but when short of a rhyme
    she’d just grin big and say, “What the hecka?”

    • becca givens says:

      LOL :D
      Thank you, this is great!! Wish limericks came to me so easily and quickly!!

      • shoreacres says:

        Limericks always have come to me easily. I don’t usually work at them, but I often leave them as comments in blogs. ;) I think my dad had something to do with developing my “talent” – he loved puns, and we always were playing word games and making rhymes.

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