Life Stages (Limerick and Haiku Prompt)

Today’s limerick and haiku theme is age and/or life stages. First, my limerick:

“Let’s begin at the top of the page,”
Said the coach to the gals on the stage.
“You’re supposed to be teens.
You should know what that means.
So I’m begging you—please—act your age.”

And here’s my haiku:

Cranky digestion
Recalcitrant intestines
Aging wastefully.

Now, of course, it’s your turn. Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write a limerick or haiku (or both) about age and/or life stages. 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.)


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7 Responses to “Life Stages (Limerick and Haiku Prompt)”

  1. Paul says:

    Nice ones Mad !!

  2. paisley says:

    that haiku is a scream!!!!

    one of my favorite bitching subjects… excellent prompt..

  3. LittleWing says:

    hi mad… another great week of poetry… start at the top of the page.. now that’s a great start!!… aging, it’s all about digestion… thanks so much… im working on limericks.. it’s kinda hard…

  4. Linda N says:

    Having fun with this. Hope I did the LINKY right this time. ;-)

  5. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone. Glad you’re having fun with this one. And Linda, by jove I think you’ve got it. :)

  6. Your limerick is great fun and I enjoyed your haiku too, ageing is so wasteful somehow isn’t it?

  7. Rachel Green says:

    I loved the haiku :)