Attention Must Be Paid

Here’s my limerick and haiku prompted by this attention prompt and this challenge to write about writing:

Attention Must Be Paid
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I find paying attention’s a pain.
A-D-D makes it rather a drain.
I’m drifting right now.
Lost in thought? Yes, and how!
Which is why this short story’s inane.


Must pay attention
to pretentious professor.
Can’t? Then pretend to.


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10 Responses to “Attention Must Be Paid”

  1. Madeleine says:

    Excellent! Bravo! :O)

  2. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Madeleine! Nice name, by the way. :)

  3. Donna says:

    Oh, how I have feigned paying attention. 8 AM Calculus II class, sat directly in front of the professor. Fell asleep nearly everyday. To my defense, I have narcolepsy and I also managed to get an A+ so he couldn’t say too much. Disgraced, though, I was.

    A.D.D. certainly can be draining as well as narcolepsy, different diagnosis, similar feeling. Thanks for the limerick and the great haiku!

  4. That is funny! I feel this way often enough!

  5. Hansi says:

    I would much prefer that Attention pay me.

  6. Both of my daughters have ADD – unfortunately my teen was only just diagnosed at 16, where my Wee One has a better/fighting chance in school being diagnosed at 6. Unfun, to say the least.

    Well done!

  7. Mike Patrick says:

    Must wear dark glasses. Conceal the eyes. Of course a neck brace helps hold the head up until one falls from the chair.

  8. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your comments and kind words.

  9. Madeleine says:

    BTW Did you pick up your awards Lovely Blog Awards


  10. madkane says:

    From one Madeleine to another, thanks! And congratulations!