Last Whisper…




Sickness all encompassing, too virulent to ignore

Stealing pieces of a young life from her very core

Tears falling, he held her and clung to her hand

With love in her eyes she made her only demand

Daddy, she whispered, please smile some more…


~Diane D.

(In response to the prompt “Whisper” in  Rashmi’s week 10 limericks challenge at Mind and Life Matters.)

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26 responses

  1. Aww. I think daddy is very sad to see his precious girl so sick. Beautiful and sad.

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    1. I’m glad you got that feeling from my poem. Thanks for reading, Cindy.


      1. You’re welcome xo


  2. Love this ❤

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  3. So sad and so sweet. Nicely done, my friend!

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    1. Thanks, I’m glad you liked it

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  4. So lovely and sad Diane!

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  5. Aww….heartbreaking yet so beautiful!

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  6. […] second place is shared by Diane of Ladies Who Lunch Reviews with a heart touching limerick and Kat Myrman of Like Mercury Colliding with her humorous […]

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  7. Such a sweet ending, congrats for the 2nd place. 🙂

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    1. Thank you so much! I was honored..


  8. Congratulations on your win!! Beautiful limerick!

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  9. That’s such a poignant poem. I was particularly impressed because I can’t remember ever seeing a limerick rhyming scheme being used for anything but humor before.

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    1. Thank you, I’d like to think I’m a trendsetter, but you should check out Dr. Meg Sorick’s site. She’s the queen of limericks, humorous or no!

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      1. Thanks for the tip. I’ll have a look at her limericks. 🙂

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