limerick challenge #25 – tiger

At the weekend my sons asked me to write a limerick about a tiger. I foolishly thought it would be quite a straight-forward one to write but somehow, despite all the rhymes for ‘tiger’ I thought up, it was tough to make it into a limerick. The one I ended up with had several endings all of which my older son objected to as ‘too grisly’. This one might strike a chord for the modern-day mountaineer though…

 

There once was a plucky young tiger

Who scaled the north face of the Eiger

But her ‘look at me!’ tweet

To show off this feat

Wouldn’t send – drat! No service provider!

 

Tiger on the Eiger holding a smart phone. Helicopters are hovering above (I'd worried him with grizzly ending  you see so he was making sure the tiger got home safely.

Tiger on the Eiger holding a smart phone. Helicopters are hovering above (I’d worried him with grisly ending you see, so he was making sure the tiger got home safely).

And if you’re wondering about my alternative versions, I’ll throw this one in for free:

 

There once was a plucky young tiger

Who scaled the north face of the Eiger

Where she fell from the top

Landed SPLAT on her bot

And splattered her guts far and wide(er).

 

There was another one where she got eaten by vultures too!

The picture was drawn by my seven-year-old using some new pastels he’s got that are water-soluble, hence it looking a bit like a painting. He found it tough to get any detail with them but they were pretty fun to use – I had a go too!

I wonder if you can send a tweet from the top of the Eiger?
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13 thoughts on “limerick challenge #25 – tiger

  1. Mummy Tries

    Brilliant Maddy, you’re an absolute genius :) and I’m sure you can, you can get phone signal 40,000 feet in the air on a plane these days. Blows my mind a little bit xx

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  2. Carol Cameleon

    Renee (Mummy Tries) is spot on when she says ‘genius’ because, my dear Maddy, you are! Thanks for linking up to #WonderfulWorldofWriting with 2 (no less!) great limericks :)

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  3. Rachael

    Brilliant! Nice save with the first following your son’s feedback but I prefer the second! I like a grizzly ending when it comes to Limericks.

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    1. Maddy Post author

      Yes, I prefer the second too but he was never going to let me get away with that ending alone! Thanks Rachael x

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  4. Laura @ Life with Baby Kicks

    Brilliant. Just brilliant. At the first sentence I could not think of a single thing that rhymed with tiger! Love the tweet one. Limericks are much harder as they are so much shorter, maybe I’ll give it a go one day!

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