As I was driving down the road yesterday, the radio announcer cheerily chirped that we should all be celebrating National Limerick Day. He then treated us to a sample poem. Intrigued, I pondered my own feeble attempts at this terribly-elusive poem form. After multiple attempts and any number of depressing false starts, only one poem ever surfaced that was good enough to show anyone. Yet, later in the day, a new limerick just came waltzing up to me. I could not refuse it. I thought I might share it with you.

Before reading any further, let me just say that you should not ever ever ever eat grapefruit in any form if you are taking any kind of prescription medications. At all. Ever.

For more information about grapefruit fasting, I refer you to my December 3, 2014 post “Who Should Not Eat Grapefruit” on specialcreationwoman.wordpress.com

Anyway, to make a short story long, here—finally!—is that poem:


The cancer cells lurking inside
A grapefruit assault can’t abide:
At the start they will say,
“Let us hie us away!”
Until multitudes of them have died.

by Gwennon
May 12, 2014