Limerick Challenge Week 40: Fears

Limerick Challenge Week 40: Fears



The prompt for this week is ‘Fears’. Identify one thing that you fear, a phobia you hold and write a limerick based on that fear or about the ways that phobia secretly thrills you.


The fire burns very hot and so bright!

It still gives me such a terrible fright.

Burning building around me,

I was trying to get free.

The building I was caught in such a sight!


This is a true story. Horrified of fires since a young child. Couldn’t watch tv or movies unless they knew there wouldn’t be a fire. As a young adult I was caught in a building fire and though the fears had gotten less as I got older, the old fear and nightmares returned. I was not hurt in the fire, nor was anyone else. We were lucky. It was arson and since it was on a Marine Corps base we were all questioned by Naval Intelligence. (Now known as NCIS I believe. I know they changed the name years ago)


Teresa (Tessa) Dean Smeigh

-Advocate For Mental And Invisible Illnesses

-Author Of Articles, Stories And Poems


About Tessa

Teresa (Tessa) Smeigh at 60 plus is still going strong despite her disabilities affecting both physical and mental abilities. She has bipolar disorder (mental), Fibromyalgia (nerves), degenerative disc disease (spine), and arthritis (joints). Her new journey's include Diabetes controlled by insulin. She is also working on 2 fiction books (mysteries). The books will probably never be finished. She keeps her blog filled with useful content, occasional devotionals (She is a Christian), stories and poems. Plenty to keep you busy. She has also been interviewed by blogs and had other posts published on many different blogs. She is from Southern, NJ. Her family and blog keep her busy.
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