Temper, Temper (Limerick & Haiku Prompt)

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

Ode to An Ill-Tempered Felon
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A felonious fellow named Mort
Went to jail cuz his temper was short.
He assaulted a mime,
Committing his crime
(And his tort) with a bottle of Port.

And now my temper haiku:

Losing his temper,
He screamed, cursed, and hurled books.
I guess he found it.

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 temper. 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.

(Note: You may have noticed that my limerick contains some legal jargon. For more on poems containing specialized jargon, check out Read Write Poem.)


Limerick and Haiku Prompts Participants

1. Connie
2. Linda – Nickers and Ink – Limerick
3. Linda – Nickers and Ink – Haiku
4. Felix Morgenstern
5. paisley
6. Noah the Great
7. Noah the Great
8. Tumblewords
9. Rob Kistner

UPDATE: Mr. Linky is now closed, but you can still add links to your temper-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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5 Responses to “Temper, Temper (Limerick & Haiku Prompt)”

  1. Connie says:

    Just in case you wanna leave a comment and you have an FB account, but have no Vox, you can leave me a comment here:


  2. Left one of each. ;-)

    Good prompt!

    I liked your JARGON. ;-)



  3. Ouch – mine is neither limerick nor haiku! Hope that’s OK: Ode to one who loves her sleep.

  4. madkane says:

    Thanks Connie, Linda, and Felix. And Felix, I’m getting flexible in my old age. :) So although I prefer prompt participants to write limericks and haiku, any poem on my theme is fine.

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