Limerick Challenge – Happy

It’s been a few weeks since I took part in the MindandLifeMatters‘ Limerick Challenge and I’m excited to get back to it today.

This week’s prompt is happy. Whilst this word evokes joyous feelings and rose tinted memories in most, I’ve approached it from a different angle, opting instead to portray happiness suffered by the outwardly resistant. My thoughts wandered to a book I read at school called Goodnight Mr. Tom and if you’ve read this or seen the film, you’ll know why.

I used the word happiness in place of the prompt as allowed by the rules. Here’s my entry:

Happiness crept in around you,
Snuck through your armour, it had to.
In vain you did fight,
To shake off the blight,
That forced your whole outlook to corkscrew.



About Nicola Auckland

Busy wife to one & mum to two. I've caught the creative writing bug, now need to practice, get awesome and write something worth reading. Simples.
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3 Responses to Limerick Challenge – Happy

  1. Pingback: Limerick Challenge Week 2: Immortal | Mind and Life Matters

  2. Now I know why I love it every time you participate, you understand the essence of the challenge like no other!


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