Wednesday limerick

On Wednesdays, I compose a limerick based on the prompt from Three Word Wednesday. Today's words are: dignity, lacerate, ripe  (it's more fun if you read it aloud - try it!):

  Dignity won't let me gripe
Or cut loose with blue language, ripe -
'cause I'd lacerate
your ears with such hate,
So I'll stick to "Golly! Gee! Yipe!"
    ~~~~~ * * * ~~~~~

The fingers of my left hand were crushed in a door jamb last night. I did not say "Golly! Gee! Yipe!". What I DID say, I will not reprint here.

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  1. Hope your hand is doing better. Some things are best left to the imagination. And mine is vivid! :D

    I enjoyed your poem. Making you point in few words, is truly an art.

  2. your poor fingers I hope they are not broken.I enjoyed your limerick as usual very witty.

  3. A carriage door was shut onto my thumb just as the train was pulling out. I had to wait until the next station before I could get it out, so I can well sympathise with your fingers. Great limerick!

  4. very well written...loved the rhyme!


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