Wednesday #poetry: cling, murmur, taken

Each Wednesday, I compose a limerick based on the prompt from Three Word Wednesday. Today's words are: cling, murmur, taken

Shocked murmur, a dusty old birder;
a corpse 'mid the crows - no one heard her.
With dread poison taken,
She'll never awaken.
Crows cling to her: suicide-murder

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Open the pod bay doors, Hal.

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  1. This is my favourite of your limericks (so far). Funny, creepy, and there are crows. Really, what more can one ask for in a poem?

  2. What a limerick Tony..I am here after a long time..but then happy that I am..Thanks..for the magic..

  3. Oh what a visual image you create....
    I loved it.

  4. wow - not familiar with your 3WW limericks, but thoroughly enjoyed this one....a light-hearted funeral dirge!

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  5. Thanks for reading, everyone - I'm glad you liked it!

  6. I really liked this piece. Nice work.

  7. I loved the way you introduced the collective word for crows which is a "murder" in this piece. By fair means or foul she ended up doing what she loved after all.

  8. Very crisp and clever. But quite macabre in its way.


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