This Will Turn Into A Limerick … Knock On Wood

Poetic Asides prompts us to write a “knock on wood” poem. So I’m tempting fate with this one:

This Will Turn Into A Limerick … Knock On Wood
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I often will say, “knock on wood,”
And I WOULD knock on wood, if I could.
But it’s rarely around,
So instead I stomp ground,
In the hope it will do me some good.

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12 Responses to “This Will Turn Into A Limerick … Knock On Wood”

  1. Doug says:

    Very clever.

  2. Jannpoet says:

    I often will say “knock on wood”
    Though I’m not really sure that I should
    For Gross superstition will kill my ambition
    And restrain lateral thinking for good.

  3. Hoot Gibson says:

    When I feel I must “knock on wood,”
    I want it to do me some good.
    With no wood about
    I do without doubt
    Rap on the “wood” under my hood.

  4. It rarely does. nice one.

  5. Smile at the thought of you stomping on the ground :) As always a delightful limerick :)

  6. Emma says:

    I like this

  7. Yep, me too.
    Here is my offering: Women’s Day

  8. Sara V says:

    Hi Mad! I knock on wood all the time–a wonderful limerick–very well grounded :-)

  9. Charley Simmons says:

    I often will say “knock on wood,”
    But, it’s seldom close to where I’ve stood.
    And so instead
    I knock on my head
    So far seems to work rather good.

  10. David King says:

    I used to hear that phrase a lot growing up, but haven’t heard it now in yonks. Really like the verse and aint it the truth? Like “touch wood” there’s often none there.

  11. Tumblewords says:

    Wahoo! Good one!

  12. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your kind comments and verse!