It’s always a risk to make historical puns; the chances that someone will understand are maybe 50/50 on a good day. Oh well, time to throw caution to the wind.
The prompt for this week is ‘Homonyms’. This week pick a homonym of your choice and write a limerick which includes 2 or more meanings of the word you picked. [For those of you in doubt, homonyms are words with multiple meanings.]
Now, it’s fall and October, which means we’re gearing toward October 31 . . . Reformation Day! That’s right, it’s the big 499 (I’m planning something big for next year) of Martin Luther posting the 95 Theses in Wittenberg, Germany.
An Old-Fashioned Diet
Said Leo to Luther: “I’ve a Diet;
I insist: you really must try it!”
When to Worms Luther went,
his patience was spent,
for it wasn’t that kind of a diet.
OK, so this relies on knowing a few things, like:
Leo X: Pope of the Roman Catholic Church
Diet: an old term for a meeting of Church councillors
Worms: the city where Luther was put on trial for heresy
diet: a regimented eating plan
Did you get it? I hope you did. I hope you enjoyed my historical limerick. I had fun writing it 🙂
Inspired by Limerick Poetry Challenge Week 42
That’s right – I won this week! w00t!