Writing 201: Poetry – A Language Barrier

As part of Writing 201, I humbly submit my rendition of a limerick:

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My journey to England was long ago.

One I am glad I did not forego.

I even learned to drink tea.

I so wanted to be a Brit, you see

alas, the language proved to be too much for me!

We were to use the word, “journey” and to make sure we had alliteration included in the 5 lines.

Thanks for visiting with me today.  I am so glad you stopped by!

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Published by Colleen M. Chesebro

An avid reader, Colleen M. Chesebro rekindled her love of writing poetry after years spent working in the accounting industry. These days, she loves crafting syllabic poetry, flash fiction, and creative fiction and nonfiction. In addition to poetry books, Chesebro’s publishing career includes participation in various anthologies featuring short stories, flash fiction, and poetry. She’s an avid supporter of her writing community on Word Craft Poetry.com by organizing and sponsoring a weekly syllabic poetry challenge, called #TankaTuesday, where participants experiment with traditional and current forms of Japanese and American syllabic poetry. Chesebro is an assistant editor of The Congress of the Rough Writers Flash Fiction Anthology & Gitty Up Press, a micro-press founded by Charli Mills and Carrot Ranch. In January 2022, Colleen founded Unicorn Cats Publishing Services to assist poets and authors in creating eBooks and print books for publication. In addition, she creates affordable book covers for Kindle and print books. Chesebro lives in the house of her dreams in mid-Michigan surrounded by the Great Lakes with her husband and two (unicorn) cats, Chloe & Sophie.

35 thoughts on “Writing 201: Poetry – A Language Barrier

  1. This is funny, would have never thought that. Although I am European I always like American English a lot more than British English.


    1. I actually came back from the U.K. with a British accent for awhile. I had to write a limerick for the poetry class. I thought it was a cute twist at the end to have the language as the barrier. ❤

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      1. So that makes sense! You made yourself exotic. I know a friend who is British and lives in Buffalo. She never ever changed her accent deliberately. She is right. It is part of her history.


        1. I was in my early 20’s when I came back from England. I think I adapt to languages easily because of the sounds. I seem to be able to pick up whatever accent I hear.

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          1. That’s acutally cool. We are reall soul mates. I have the same ability with German dialects. I speak High German, my Viennese dialect and the liechtenstenian dialcet. The dialects are completely differnent but nobody recognizes that I am from Vienna. They get big eyes when they hear that I am not from Liechtenstein.

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            1. Wow. That is cool. I have many Asian friends and can tell the differences between Thai, Chinese, Japanese, etc. I speak a bit of Spanish. I can read it better than say it. 💖

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  2. Oh my, I’ve just laughed myself off the chair, Colleen.

    I would never in a hundred years have been able to write something like that. You should certainly keep this one back and put it in a book somewhere.

    Makes me think of the Grammar Black Market story Ronovan and I have been writing.

    Well done, you ❤


    1. I have honestly never written a limerick before (although I heard plenty in the Pubs around RAF Lakenheath) so I did not have a clue what to do. I hope I have succeeded. Anyway, it was good for a laugh! Yes, it would fit with your grammar story quite well! LOL!

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        1. I loved this Hugh! Wow, you can really understand what they are talking about with rhyming and alieration. Thanks for sending this. 😃

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  3. I’ve never written a limerick nor been to England, but I can go for a cup of tea anytime. You are a multi-talented lady. Love you limerick.


    1. I still drink tea. I was so happy when I could find PG Tips in our local military commissary. I drink coffee too, but tea always reminds me of living in England. ❤

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