Decisions, Decisions, Decisions (Limerick and Haiku Prompt — Open Until February 1st) (Updated)

Today’s limerick and haiku theme is decisions and indecision.  First, my limerick:

If there’s one thing I cannot abide,
It is people who cannot decide
What to eat, where to go,
Hot or cold, fast or slow.
Do you think I should take it in stride?

And now, my haiku:

Postponing decisions
Eliminates your options:
Fate accompli.

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write a limerick or haiku (or both) about decisions or indecision. When you’ve posted your verse, please return here and add a direct link to your themed poetry.

(If you need some tips on limerick or haiku writing, I link to some helpful sites here.)

NOTE: Thanks to the few of you who have been joining in on the limerick and haiku prompt fun. But I’m beginning to wonder if it makes sense to continue these prompts, with so few people participating.

I’m not sure what the problem is. Lack of publicity? The themes? The difficulty in writing limericks? If anyone has any suggestions as to how to widen the appeal of these prompts, I’d appreciate your posting them in the comments section. Thanks!

UPDATE: Although I usually post prompts every Friday, my current prompt will remain open until February 1st because I’ll be traveling.

If you want to keep up to date with my poetry prompts, you can subscribe to either my entire blog feed or just to my limerick and haiku prompt topic feed.

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6 Responses to “Decisions, Decisions, Decisions (Limerick and Haiku Prompt — Open Until February 1st) (Updated)”

  1. UL says:

    how fun…! I loved both these pieces, let me think more on this thanks.

  2. paisley says:

    mad, any way you can automate the comments on this theme to notify is when an update is posted,,, if so,, we could know when someone else posts an entry… well as long as they left a comment too i guess…..

  3. madkane says:

    Thanks UL. And Paisley, I enjoyed your two poems. Thanks for participating. As for your question, I’ve just added a “subscribe to comments” function. I hope it’s helpful.

    Also, I just realized that every topic has its own feed, so anyone who follows feeds could subscribe to my limerick and haiku prompt feed to find out when there’s a new prompt. Here’s the feed URL:
    Limerick-Off feed

  4. paisley says:

    just popping back in to get comments…..

  5. madkane says:

    I’ve updated this post to add information about subscribing to my blog feeds. I’ve also extended this prompt’s expiration date, due to travel plans.

  6. deathsweep says:

    I hope you keep this going. I really enjoyed it and look forward to the next – BTW – loved both of yours!