Not An American Idol

Not An American Idol
By Madeleine Begun Kane

There once was a woman named June
Whose singing was way out of tune.
But she sang for her mate,
Who thought she was great,
Which is why his saloon’s gone to ruin.

Feel free to write your own limerick using the same first line and post it in my comments. And if you’re on Facebook, please join my friends in that same activity in my limerick-offs.

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12 Responses to “Not An American Idol”

  1. Maxene says:

    There once was a woman named June
    Who wanted to dance and to croon
    She thought she was great
    But she wasn’t first rate
    She sounded too much like a loon

  2. There once was a woman named June,
    Who spent her time learning to croon.
    Left to her devices, she tried exercises
    But still couldn’t carry a tune.

  3. blue girl says:

    There once was a woman named June
    So wild, a guy called her a loon
    He demanded she “Stay back!”
    She shrieked, “Whatever you say, Jack!”
    Then bent over and shot him the moon

  4. There once was a woman named June
    Whose husband loved a full moon.
    If not for Beaver
    There’d be no Cleavers
    And mixed meanings this afternoon.

  5. (I missed last week’s limerick-off, so I tried a “through story” with last week’s and this week’s feeder lines:)

    A hard-working author named Fink
    Would sit in his bedroom and think.
    The walls of his room
    Began to assume
    Projections best left to a shrink.

    There once was a woman named June
    Who sang to a Finkian tune
    Of sex long repressed
    Pretentiously dressed —
    What Henry’d’ve labeled jejune.

  6. madkane says:

    Thanks for everyone’s fun contributions!

  7. Stan asked: May I, April, in June?
    Sensing a time most opportune.
    But April had starch
    She’d have said yes in March
    And couldn’t Stan a summer swoon.

  8. In this month of June
    I wanna write a lune
    Only three lines
    but I see wrong signs
    limerick is what I croon!

    stuck in time

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks GT and Elwin!

  10. Bev says:

    There once was a lady named June
    who lived in a hippy commune
    She ate plenty of greens
    mixed with tofu and beans
    and danced under a shining full moon.