Thanks to MindLoveMisery’s Menagerie for hosting this prompt, focusing on having a Refrain in a song/poem/prose; some kind of repeating phrase. Also, I’m including and reworking lyrics to “My Jolly Sailor Bold,” from Pirates of The Carribean Four: On StrangerTides, using Disney’s words as a Refrain or chorus and my own for the verses.
I sat down to write about a limerick last week and I wasn`t sure what kind of story I could tell that would involve a limerick. The limerick I came up with wasn`t cheeky or funny like limericks are supposed to be. The limerick is just about making it through life. I was having a terrible time last week. Just certain things in my life were conflicting and nothing seemed to be going my way. My limerick is just about making it through those bad times in life, being tough, and that eventually something will give and life will, after a catastrophe, go back to being manageable. I think a `landslide` is like when all doors close and you don`t see the window open on the otherside. It“s when you`ve hit rock bottom. It`s when you`re in the eye of the storm. But then after the storm comes the quiet and the peace and you`re stronger for having survived something awful.
Rhyme Scheme: aabba
a – 7-10 syllables
b – 5-7 syllables
Everybody has a season to make,
To blow past life, to reason, to fake.
That life is nothing but a game.
And we play it to our shame.
That we are never within reason, we ache.
And we toughen ourselves inside and see,
Life is not meant to hide, not for you or me.
Only to live within the space that,
We quickly feel our lives at.
Take heart, tragedy — a landslide, sets us
— free to breathe.
Thanks to I Smith Words for the Prompt limerick.