Nipped in the Bud

Clipart image of a crab

inspired by Fandango’s One Word Challenge (FOWC) of 11 January 2021, operation.

As a youngster, went crabbing with chum,
When one creature latched onto his thumb,
It required operation,
To remove this crustacean,
Leaving poor guy’s hand withered and numb.

Author: Mister Bump UK

Designed/developed large IT systems, interrupted by a stroke in 2016, aged 48. Now mix development of health-related software with voluntary work and writing. Married, with a grown-up, left-home daughter.

15 thoughts on “Nipped in the Bud”

  1. haha! Ouch! Really like this limerick. It has a wonderful flow.

    I live not far from Cromer Town. The home of some of the best crab in the country. I love putting a line in the water and catching me a few big red edible crabs. I always return them alive mind you. As a chef I always said I will never kill a creature. If it comes to me dead I will give it a good funeral though.

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      1. Blue crab is one of my favorites type of seafood. I used to live in Maryland, the home of Chesapeake blue crabs, but you can’t get them in California, where I now live, unless you ship them overnight, which is very expensive. Where I live now, we have Dungeness crabs, but they aren’t, in my opinion, as sweet and tasty as blue crabs.

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