Aww…Missed Thursday Limericks! d’Verse

There once was a lady named Myrtle

whose body was shaped like a turtle

But no one knew

Except the few

Who helped her into her girdle.

About Nan Mykel

At 79, I was just about to stop keeping a journal, but that felt like accepting that growth was finished. I don't want to be finished, yet! I'm 80 now, and struggling to communicate with you, if you'll come and set awhile. P.S. My how time flies! I'm 82 now.
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20 Responses to Aww…Missed Thursday Limericks! d’Verse

  1. frankhubeny says:

    Very nice! The sound is delightful, just what the listener expects, and the punch line is entertaining.

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  2. I can just imagine a turtle with a girdle… 🙂

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    • Nan Mykel says:

      Me too, when I look in the mirror!

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      • Oliana says:

        Me too! Trying to get onto the bridge Friday night from 6 lanes of traffic squeezing onto one lane made me think of squeezing into a “too small” girdle 🙂

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      • Nan Mykel says:

        Frusrating, I know! For me it’s losing track of days on he calendar and trying to run to catch up. Obviously those occasions do not produce my finest poems!

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      • Oliana says:

        You write beautifully…I hope my writing improves so I could write a book some day.

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      • Nan Mykel says:

        That is one reply I cannot accept.

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      • Oliana says:

        Maybe when I retire I will have more time but I get bored of hearing my voice when I write more than 10 pages. In the meantime, I am considering compiling “micro stories” and haibuns I have from my other blog and another just of haiku. I want to give something to my kids.

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      • Nan Mykel says:

        You mean the mental voice in your head. Or do you dictate your words? I retired in 1999 and spent years doing family genealogy which was fun, but left me with a ton of pooey on my hands which I’m trying to discard before my kids get it on them! Thanks fo talking.

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      • Oliana says:

        My mental voice…yes, if we sort our “stuff” our kids may be saved from this “stuff”.

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      • Nan Mykel says:

        How sad, how sad, how sad! One of the things I wish I had taught my kids is empathy. Teaching them empathy and practicing it more with them would sure have helped. Not that they’re a disappointment, but not all their edges are smooth. Of course all mine aren’t, either.

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      • Oliana says:

        Nah I’m perfect!!;-). Ooops that may be Dad’s narcissism slipping out.

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      • Nan Mykel says:

        If it slips out far enough maybe you can clip it off. Just kinda joking, tho I know it’s no laughing matter.

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      • Oliana says:

        I just had a discussion with my clinical supervisor about your book and what I have learned, that can help me be more helpful and patient with youths who reach out. I think your book is also allowing me to remember some things that worried/scared me I had forgotten. This awareness is key to be “there” for our youths.

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      • Nan Mykel says:

        How gratifying your reply was! You are the first blogger who’s got my book! I’m a little curious about which part was most helpful.

        Nan

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      • Oliana says:

        I’ve only read 25% of it…like I said it is a slow read. I’ll email you what I have found helpful in my counselling and on a personal level.

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      • Nan Mykel says:

        No rush. Just curious.

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  3. Bev says:

    Perfect limerick cadence, with fun-filled twist. I love it!

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