Sunday, February 19, 2012

Wit

Our Sunday Scribblings prompt was: wit, but it was suggested that we pair it with something like "grace". Now I understand that if you really want to be known as a wit, you need a little grace to keep from overdoing it...and if you are subjected to too much "wit" you must have grace to keep smiling pleasantly, but other than that? Well, wits failed me.

 I think I'll write a limerick about it all...

She was known as an elegant wit
Understated, demure, like a Brit
She skewered with grace
And smiled in one's face
As she roasted them there on the spit.

Such an innocent-eyed little chit
Whose jokes were "in fun" and "that's it"
Her victims all smiled
As she stabbed and beguiled.
But they secretly called her a twit.

11 comments:

Carina said...

Sounds like they probably secretly called her a lot of things. =)

Altonian said...

Now That is wit! The limerick style suited the theme perfectly, and didn't you do it well.

Josie Two Shoes said...

This was great, well done! And I had to agree with Carina's comment above! :-)

Understanding Alice said...

This is by far my favourite take on wit! Fabulous - really enjoyed reading it :D

jaerose said...

Well said Lilibeth..I could never do a limerick..I fear us Brits lack demureness..several amongst us are twits however! Jae ;)

Gwen said...

clever thought to do limerick
...love it
xx

oldegg said...

We must all laugh at wit and humor and not be laughed at in sarcasm which as is often said to be the lowest form of wit.

zongrik said...

nice rhyme

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teresadawn said...

This is really good!!! It flows so well. Loved it!

Rinkly Rimes said...

I rather admire her! She's a girl with spirit. Definitely not a twit!

keiths ramblings said...

Wonderful - I chuckled out loud!