Saturday, 5 November 2011


A friend has put me on to the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups

This could make your brain ache!

I have come to this sadly late, but hopefully not too late. You might even want to join in too.

This week's challenge is to write four lines that scan with the very ditty I quoted a few days ago! You guessed it -

Remember remember the fifth of November
Gunpowder, treason and plot.
I see no reason why gunpowder, treason
Should ever be forgot…

Just to make life more interesting - or difficult - it can only contain 21 words and must include the phrase 'in winter we shiver'

I shall obviously have to think about this from a much, much higher plane, as all I have come up with so far is this:

In winter we shiver, shudder and quiver,
Temperature, headache and what,
Hayfever in summer, seasonal bummer,
There’s no escape from snot...

Sorry - that really has lowered the tone...


  1. This one is so true! It really made me laugh!

  2. Hahahahahaha this is so so true. As a hayfever/allergic rhinitis sufferer I can so identify with this one. Great piece! *sniffs*

  3. Hello Lorely & welcome to the weekly silliness that is the 100 Word Challenge for Grown Ups! It's great to see you & I just love your humour! You also got the rhythm just right. Brilliant first entry & I do hope you will join us each week over at Julia's Place. The prompt goes up on Monday evenings.
    BTW - the link you put up was not correct but I found you & changed it for you!

  4. Puts that shuddering in a whole new context! Still chuckling, Robin

  5. Proper satire at work there - comedy gold!

  6. Chuckles galore! Noticed that even your 2nd and 4th lines mimic the original stanza and rhyme. Must have taken a while to get this right. Enjoyed it :)

  7. Excellent - even if it is about snot ;)

  8. I think it is brilliant. Yours is one of the ones that makes the most sense. Bravo!


  9. Haha! Brilliant! I love this for its truth and comic value. Well done!

  10. This is possibly the first poem I've ever seen about snot and I love it

  11. Oh, but it works so well!

  12. Yay! Only just come across this, Lorely. Impressive first 100wcgu effort!

  13. Thank you all so much for your really lovely comments!


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