Healthy Verse (Limerick & Haiku Prompt)

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

Maladjusted Men
By Madeleine Begun Kane 

Maladjusted men sometimes say, “Doc, 
Chiropractic is naught but a crock. 
Your adjustments don’t work, 
You’re a sick, spineless jerk, 
And I’ll sue till you’re broke and in hock!”

And now my handy haiku:

My musical hands,
Stricken by carpal tunnel,
Betrayed by my wrists.

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 health. When you’ve posted your verse, please return here and add a direct link to your themed poetry, using Mr. Linky. There’s no rush, by the way, because you have a whole week to post it.

Limerick and Haiku Prompts Participants

1. Crafty Green Poet
2. Tumblewords
3. Nickers and Ink – Limerick 4. Iself

UPDATE: Mr. Linky is now closed, but you can still add links to your health-themed verse in the Comments. And if you’d like to participate in a new poetry prompt, you can always find my latest one here.

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3 Responses to “Healthy Verse (Limerick & Haiku Prompt)”

  1. paisley says:

    i totally love the limerick.. i am in the kind of angry phase today i guess……

  2. Michelle Johnson says:

    Your limerick is funny even though I believe that Chiropractors are good to go to from time to time. And, your haiku is beautifully written but sad. I hope to never learn what it’s like to be without my hands. Thanks for sharing this with me. I enjoyed the read. Have a nice night.

  3. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Paisley and Michelle.

    And Michelle, I actually got a lot of help from a chiropractor many years ago — both with my back and even with my carpal tunnel syndrome. So this wasn’t meant as a slam, by any means. I just was having some fun with the topic.