Friday, July 20, 2012

And the Winners Are....

The votes have been tallied, and it's time to announce our limerick contest winners!

In first place, by a landslide, is Marguerite!  How kind of you to make me the subject.  I'm blushing.
Here's her award-winning entry.

Come, children, I’ll tell you a story
Of a magical hero named Laurie
She saves kittens’ lives
by the threes, fours and fives
without ever accepting the glory 

It is told throughout the whole land 

how they thrive with a touch of her hand 

(Or she brings in Charlene,

the Esteemed Butterbean,
 and those kitties will grow on command!)

So let’s all raise a glass of Bourdeaux 
To the incredible Laurie Cinotto!

I have many more raves
For the kittens she saves, 

I think I have run out of rhymes, though. 

And in second place, this charming piece by Wendy

There once was a kitty so wise,
A nanny in soft fur disguise.
A paw she would lend ,
For sweet kittens to tend,
And watch with her pretty crossed eyes.

Third prize goes to Lynn for her wonderful limerick.

In a little red basket they sit 
Warm and cozy they certainly get 
Little kittens will stuff 
Every ounce of their fluff 
It’s a wonder that everyone fits

Nice work, everyone.   Thank's to all who submitted, and everyone who voted too.

To our winners, I will be contacting you shortly, and we'll work out the arrangements for your prizes.

That was fun, wasn't it?   We'll have to do it again!


  1. Congratulations to the winners (and all the others) for their wonderful limericks!

  2. Cats and poetry: two of my favorite things! The fact that it's IBKC cats and rhyming poetry makes it even better. :)

  3. Congrats!!! Am I a sore loser if I point out that the winning poem has 3 stanzas? Why yes, I am!

  4. It was a great contest and lots of fun -- Congratulations, Marguerite! I loved your verses!

  5. Congrats to the three winners, and to all the others who created great limericks!

  6. It was SO hard to pick, they all evoked memories, smiles and warm fuzzies.

    Great job Marguerite! And Wendy (the wonderful image of a nanny in fur) & Lynn (I am so glad the BASKET made it into the competition)!

  7. Congrats to the three winners and to all the other poets who submitted their limericks. I enjoyed them all! Thank you for adding some light and laughter to my week. :)

  8. Congratulations to the winners, and also to everybody who entered! It was really hard to choose which ones were my favorites, there were so many good ones.



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