Limerick Challenge – Trust

Posted in response to the weekly limerick challenge over on MindandLifeMatter’s blog.

The rules of the challenge state that the prompt of trust must appear in either line 1, 2 or 5. If you’ve never taken part in the challenge, why not pop on over and have a go?

Here’s my take on the prompt:

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Pensive she sat, raw and stricken,

Determined to never forgive them.

From beneath grief’s shroud,

She regrouped and vowed,

That her trust must be earned and not given.



OK, this might be a bit braggy, but my limerick was chosen as the winner of this week’s Limerick Poetry Challenge which I am very chuffed about! Click here to read the winner’s post.

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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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21 Responses to Limerick Challenge – Trust

  1. Vinny Idol says:

    The picture you chose gives off 100 emotions. The way shes crying, it looks like someone she loved dearly was killed by a DUI or something. Very tragic. Nice limerick.


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  3. I love this one! You told an emotional story of trust through this limerick!

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  4. Liked your limerick very much – so succinct.
    Here’s one I wrote – They climbed the highest peak / No need to laugh or speak / Til they hit a crevasse / I’m scared she’d confess / So he put out his hand and held hers…

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  5. draliman says:

    Very nice – great words and good limerick form too!


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  7. trE says:

    This is a great limerick, Nicola!

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  8. Excellent limerick and message.

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  9. Hélène says:

    Ah, well said and lovely poetry.

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Meg Sorick says:

    And she’s back! Excellent, Nicola!

    Liked by 1 person

  11. oneta hayes says:

    Wow! Powerful content and vocabulary.

    Liked by 1 person

  12. This touched me. thank you for sharing.

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