Misspent Youth?

Yes, I know this is supposed to be a humor blog.  But this “misspent youth” poetry prompt inspired me to write a serious limerick:

Misspent Youth?
By Madeleine Begun Kane

We tend to be charmed and beguiled
By a talented prodigy child—
One who labors all day
With his gifts on display,
Stifling youth, which is meant to be wild.

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12 Responses to “Misspent Youth?”

  1. Herb Urban says:

    Excellent limerick. You have to empathy with young prodigies, or children whose parents push them into the entertainment industry at much too young an age. Our youth is such a short period of our lives. It should be spent being young and carefree.

  2. paisley says:

    nope… i’ll take the one with the long hair and tattoos……

  3. Tumblewords says:

    Love your limericks!

  4. thorns says:

    I love it.

  5. madkane says:

    Thanks for your comments!

  6. Jo says:

    Very good indeed Madeleine……….I see this all the time at my kids’ school, parents who push the life out of their kids, for why?

  7. patois says:

    Ranks right up there with Nantucket.

  8. sister AE says:

    Ah… nice.

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone!

  10. JHS says:

    Thanks so much for participating in this week’s Carnival of Family Life hosted at Pajama Mommy Community! Be sure to drop by and check out some of the other wonderful entries this week!