I had to go and start this limerick contest. Predictably, I’m in a bind now. I gave an extra day to those of you who wanted to take a shot at it, and I must say there were some good efforts, some from familiar regulars. Good job, guys. And I’m going to give myself another 24 hours to come up with some weasel words to announce the “Arlo & Janis Poet Laureate for a Day.” Meanwhile, the contest remains open, and multiple entries are allowed. The above verse is perhaps my favorite A&J limerick, not so much for its poetic quality but for its sentiment. However, 20 years down the road, I’m not sure the sentiment is unassailable.
(Cartoonist’s note: I’m proud of our community here. I’m delighted so many visitors think of one another as friends. However, I don’t engage in a lot of personal discussion, because it seems to me there would be no end to it, and I would inevitably slight someone. Having said that, I want to wish our very special member Jackie best wishes as she recovers from surgery and struggles with myriad health issues. And thank you, Jackie, for your friendship over the years.)