The Fire Escape's Great Limerick Ending Contest

In honor of my birthday, I'm emulating Bilbo Baggins and giving away a bag of my favorite savory, nutty, spicy Hot Mix and a signed copy of Rickshaw Girl. To win, you must supply the best 9-syllable last line of advice in one of two limericks. Ready?
From Reader To Writer

To imagine the best children's book,
You must closet yourself in a nook,
Forget fame and glory,
And just tell the story,
________________________.

OR

From Blogger To Writer

I'm not wantin' to put you to shame,
But I see you've been googlin' your name,
My stat counter's showin',
Your visits are growin',
________________________.

Winner TBA on Poetry Friday. Submit as many endings as you'd like for one or both limericks; prizes below.

Comments

Sherry said…
It's your thirty seconds of fame.
J. L. Bell said…
Just so long as it's got a swell hook.

(the Hollywood response)
Jennifer said…
I like your new look. Happy Birthday!! Two entries--one for each!

(You should hire a maid and a cook)

Now be sure that your writing's not lame.
Jen Robinson said…
I'm not feeling very creative today, but I did want to say Happy Birthday!!
M.F. Atkins said…
(from reader to writer)
Then set it aside, let it cook!

(from blogger to writer)
And those reviewers just think it's a game!

Marcie
marcieaf.blogspot.com
I'm not wantin' to put you to shame,
But I see you've been googlin' your name,
My stat counter's showin'
Your visits are growin'
I know 'cause I keep doin' the same!
Mitali Perkins said…
Lovely! This is going to be tough to judge. Keep 'em coming, and thanks for the birthday wishes, too.
MotherReader said…
Happy Birthday!

I have two for the blogger one:

But Mo, I'm so glad that you came.

or

Too bad that my blog is so lame.
fusenumber8 said…
Happy birthday! Wonderful. We're both Tauruses. If I dug astrology that would mean something, I know. I'll promote this contest pronto as my rhyme muscle shriveled up and died last night.
Little Willow said…
Happy birthday! I hope you had a great day with your family. :)


From Blogger To Writer

As you climb up the ladder to fame
b. Johansen Newman said…
I'm not wantin' to put you to shame,
But I see you've been googlin' your name,
My stat counter's showin',
Your visits are growin',
This feedin' your ego? Quite lame!

Barbjn, with as pronounced a limp as any

PS Happy Birthday!
Liz Jones said…
From Reader To Writer

To imagine the best children's book,
You must closet yourself in a nook,
Forget fame and glory,
And just tell the story,
Revise, then rewrite, show your hook!

From Blogger To Writer

I'm not wantin' to put you to shame,
But I see you've been googlin' your name,
My stat counter's showin',
Your visits are growin',
Go write! Stop obsessing on fame!

Happy Birthday!