measure it?

two limericks by unskilled

there was once a kind Jesuit

he ran in a pious circuit*

otherwise a good sport

when love caught him he fell short:

he couldn’t measure it


love took him by surprise

moist were his eyes:

he was good enough

and that was not an if –

it had him move with ease


*While I was not thinking of it when compiling these two limericks, there is a core Jesuit/Ignatian principle – magis for short: Always to seek what serves God more (than the alternative). It can be and was originally thought as a deep spiritual principle, but it can derail into workaholic behaviour. And one who has always adhered to it within the authoritarian structures may indeed be surprised if Love grabs him. deeper or higher as thought of ..

~ by Barbara S on January 31, 2022.

3 Responses to “measure it?”

  1. I like to read limericks but I hardly ever write them – too difficult for me! Brava for giving it a try!

    • tbh – I relied heavily on rhymezone – with their support it was indecent fun ๐Ÿ˜€ and I gather you are you using other verse forms that WOULD be too difficult for ME. Thanks for your feedback. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • can you believe it@ wp sent your comment re cholesterol/currywurst to spam WHILE I WAS LOOKING AT IT -?
      Honestly: It wasn’t me. – Anyway, in my case, it goes straight to my hips – so I have no clinical tests wiggling an index finger at me, but in any case, I only have one of them every visit. my downfall is wheat, esp in white flour and with sugar… my food plan is at the mo – to avoid those where I can, and if I can’t limit my calories per day to 160o-1800 anyhow. and use acupressure for craving (it works!) and meditation to keep my adult brain switched on. ๐Ÿ™‚

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