Dearest Condescending Darling (Limerick)

This limerick was inspired by some patronizing, condescending comments made on a Facebook Friend’s wall:

Dearest Condescending Darling
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Dear sweetheart, the “darling” address
Condescends and is irksome unless
It’s said by a spouse
Or a lover, dear louse.
For most others, it means to aggress.

(Posted at I Saw Sunday.)

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10 Responses to “Dearest Condescending Darling (Limerick)”

  1. Iwrite4u says:

    Nice and different! the prompt is intriguing

  2. Ha ha, you tell her

  3. earlybird says:

    well that had me smiling! very good.

  4. Deborah says:

    Oh very good! :o)

  5. Susannah says:

    Nice one! :-)

    Thanks for leaving your link at I Saw Sunday.

  6. Elizabeth says:

    Ahh! So you have met her as well. She is such a poser. Thanks for this one,


  7. madkane says:

    Thanks for your kind words, everyone!

  8. JTS says:

    Great response to someone who overstepped the boundaries of good taste… I love it! One of the most irksome things I experience now that I’m in my mid-fifties, is having everyone younger… waitresses, cashiers, etc. call me “Sweetie”. Even though I know it’s meant as an expression of hospitality, I have the overwhelming urge to inform them I am not their Sweetie, and my own would surely object! :-))

  9. madkane says:

    LOL JTS, maybe you should try it. Could be interesting. :) Thanks!