Lost Cause? (Limerick and Haiku Prompt — Open Through February 14th)

Before I get to today’s limerick and haiku theme, I want to thank you for the many kind comments and emails concerning my father’s death.  I was very touched by your thoughtfulness. 

My latest limerick and haiku prompt topic is absent-mindedness and memory. First, my limerick:

“Please help me! I really need aid,”
Said a lady who looked quite afraid.
“Seems I can’t find my purse,
And, perhaps, even worse
It appears that my maid’s been mislaid.”

And now, my haiku:

Memorized data—
Still there, but hard to access.
Mulltiple choice brain.

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

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8 Responses to “Lost Cause? (Limerick and Haiku Prompt — Open Through February 14th)”

  1. Jennifer says:

    Found your wonderful site through google blogsearch … I adore both limericks and haiku, have read several of yours and plan to read more. I wish I’d grown up with a last name like “Begun” … that is simply awesome. My condolences on the passing of your father.

  2. lissa says:

    Love that haiku.

    I will try to write a haiku and limerick for this prompt but you’re definitely the queen of haiku and limericks.

  3. sister AE says:

    Welcome back! I’ve contributed a limerick for this.

    And I say keep at it a while. It takes a new effort a while to “grow legs” and it needs a bit of time (perhaps now that folks are settling in after the holidays and “resolution” craziness.

  4. paisley says:

    ….or maybe her maid is getting…..

    good to have you back mad… ever so sorry for your loss……

  5. lissa says:

    I can’t seem to write any funny limericks but that’s okay. Hope they still gets read.

  6. Scout says:

    Okay. I gave it a try! I’ve never written limericks so this was a “try”. Next time I will do better! Fun topic, too!

  7. madkane says:

    Allicia, you need to repost your Mr. Linky link. I’d fix your current one, but I don’t know what URL you want to link to.

  8. Astrid Lee, Reiki Master Teacher says:

    I don t know
    I am posting this.
    my absent-minded mind

    Guided by
    Reiki intuition
    or Angels
    I trust:
    Right-action takes place
    in my world.