Ode To A Despicable Person (Updated)

As you can probably tell, I was in a very bad mood when I wrote this limerick. (Tax filing season tends to do that to me.) 

But I was determined to write something using words from three different prompts in a single poem.  Why? I have absolutely no idea.   But here’s the product of a bud prompt, a fearless prompt and a flight prompt. For five points, can you name the person I’m describing in this limerick?

Ode To A Despicable Person
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Hey bud, don’t pretend to be fearless.
In your cowardice, you’re nearly peerless.
You took flight from your duty.
Your record’s no beauty.
You ought to be jailed and careerless.

Update: Here’s a haiku using the same three prompts, with my thanks to hubby Mark for the first two lines:

“This Bud is on me,”
Said the fearless flight steward,
Handing her a rose.

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9 Responses to “Ode To A Despicable Person (Updated)”

  1. Granny Smith says:

    I like your limerick and agree with it thoroughly! Can you give me the points without a public recognition of the subject of it? Isn’t it fun to set word problems for oneself – even when you’ve been working on income tax? I’m a word addict myself.

    The haiku is clever too. (Not intended as a couplet.)

  2. Yeah, I like the Haiku rose-bud, that’s good. No clue to the Limerick but sounds like Bush to me..

  3. jennifer hicks says:

    double entendres – bud/Bud. smart!

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks Granny, SweetTalkingGuy and Jennifer. And yes, SweetTalkingGuy, I’m talking (not so sweetly) about Bush. And I strongly suspect that Granny knew exactly who I was talking about, as well.
    And Granny, it’s always nice to meet another word addict.

  5. Quotesqueen says:

    Definitely W. And now I’m going to do the same challenge!
    I’m fearless when making a flight,
    Sympathetic to those who have fright.
    I suppose if I’d had
    A trip that was bad
    I would say, “Bud, I now see the light!”

  6. Tumblewords says:

    Despicable, indeed! Enjoyed your post.

  7. paisley says:

    good mood or bad… you limericks always rock….

  8. Jane Doe says:

    Great limerick!