Feet Trouble Afoot

Big Tent Poetry prompts us to write poems about feet this week. My pal Amanda’s already composed one. So, why not a limerick?

Feet Trouble Afoot
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I can’t always rely on my feet.
When I dance, they say “Please take a seat!”
Though I stretch ’em and bend ’em,
I can’t seem to mend ’em.
Of foot, I confess, I’m not fleet.

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14 Responses to “Feet Trouble Afoot”

  1. Amanda Moore says:

    Oh too funny!
    seriously my feet are the same
    working properly is not their claim
    keeping me up late at night
    in the day their a fright
    But I’ve got only myself to blame!

  2. Brion Emde says:

    It’s something concerning a tendon
    From the heel to the arch, extendin’
    When it not all right is
    Plantar fasciitis
    The pain of the arches descendin’

  3. scott says:

    I had to give up on my goal,
    of dancing to good rock and roll.
    I was light on my feet,
    and I could keep the beat,
    but alas, I didn’t have sole.

  4. what’s this I read about feet?
    I think your lim’rick is neat.
    Dancing’s all very well
    if you’re young and upbeat.
    If you’re old, like me, it’s defeat.

  5. madkane says:

    Fun limericks, Amanda, Brion, and Scott. Thanks!
    And Scott, I love your clever punch. :)

  6. Laurie Kolp says:

    I’m laughing at all of these feet
    Hopping a melodious beat
    Free-style’s swooshed out this door
    Lim’rick’s hogging the floor
    Bye-bye boogie, you’ve been a treat

  7. Elizabeth says:

    My feet used to slip with some ease
    into rhythms felt clear to my knees
    but last time I tried
    found connection had died
    between hips and movement that pleases.


  8. madkane says:

    Welcome Laurie and Elizabeth! I enjoyed your feet limericks and hope you’ll participate in my weekly Limerick-Offs!

  9. madkane says:

    Welcome Vivienne! I enjoyed your limerick too. I hope to see you here again. I post weekly Limerick-Offs — usually Sunday nights or Mondays. Hint, hint. :)

  10. Amanda Moore says:

    Scott that is awesome!

  11. nan says:

    Fun and funny. I love the clever last line.

  12. Tumblewords says:

    When I grow up, I wanna write clever limericks like you do and now I learn that all your commenters are limericky, too. Sob. I’m so far behind.

  13. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone. And Tumblewords, I can’t begin to write the kind of poetry you write. :)