Happy National Limerick Day, held every year on May 12. This day pays homage to the man who made the short poems widespread—Edward Lear.
A limerick is a 5-line poem where the 1st, 2nd, and 5th lines rhyme AND the 3rd & 4th lines end with a different rhyming word.
To celebrate National Limerick Day, here’s my limerick below on the colour ‘grey.‘ Note that this is not a true limerick since they are typically humourous and the 3rd & 4th lines tend to be shorter too:
A colour that isn’t quite black
Represents awareness when brain tumours attack
For the month of May, we commemorate
And take a stance, it’s not too late
Show your support, have each other’s backs
Every day, 27 Canadians are diagnosed with a brain tumour. Help provide much-needed support to the brain tumour community by raising awareness or making a donation to #TurnMayGrey. May is National Brain Tumour Awareness Month. Join the thousands of people across the world helping to #EndBrainTumours.
As the author of ‘Hold on please, Emily,’ let me remind everyone that there is always HOPE. Discover my story and music while helping to support a great cause. A portion of the proceeds will be donated to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada.