The Definitive Bad Date

The Definitive Bad Date (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A salty young gal is enraged
When she learns that her date is engaged,
So she curses the fellow—
Spews hate with a bellow,
Then shoots. Guess her anger ain’t staged.

NOTE: This limerick was loosely inspired by the inaugural edition of Totally Optional Prompts, which is an outgrowth of the late, lamented Poetry Thursday.

(You can find more of my dating humor here.)

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14 Responses to “The Definitive Bad Date”

  1. Jo says:

    I haven’t heard a limerick for ages and I enjoyed this, especially with its murderous twist.

  2. Rethabile says:

    I guess her rage isn’t staged. It’s uncanny how you can write so many limericks, a difficult form which I’ve tried and failed miserably. Bravo.

  3. paisley says:

    oh this was marvelous!!! your picture and your blog look familiar.. and i am so glad i found you again.. oh this may be a really exciting day full of renewed acquaintances… i am thrilled!!!!

  4. Pauline says:

    laughing at both limerick and the slipping in of salt

  5. sister AE says:

    nicely done!

  6. Alan Bender says:

    “engaged…” Shot in back I guess.

  7. wendy says:

    Oh how I wish I was humourous…and salty for that matter. Still I’d hate to be sitting behind your date!

  8. Tumblewords says:

    Hilarious! I’d love to be able to write limericks like you do!

  9. As my limericks are real bad, I think this is good!

  10. madkane says:

    Thanks so much to all of you for your lovely comments. It’s especially nice to be appreciated by poets!

  11. ...deb says:

    Great last line!

  12. Excellent limerick, you’ve got it just right!

  13. daisies says:

    hee hee … fantastic!!

  14. Clare says:

    I love the spontaneity, passion and humor in this!