Tasty Limerick

I’m always looking for fun ways to jumpstart my muse. A new favorite is this Serendipitous Oxymoron writing prompt generator over at the Writing Fix. Just a couple of clicks can pair you up with an amusing or thought-provoking oxymoron. For instance, today it gave me “Tasty Tragedy,” which inspired this limerick:

Tasty Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

The baker delivered his cake,
As the bride yelled, “I’ve made a mistake!”
She canceled her vows.
But that cake sure got wows,
As the wedding turned into a wake.

UPDATE: November 26th is National Cake Day.

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10 Responses to “Tasty Limerick”

  1. Matty says:

    Wealthy Monster

    The monster thought it a prank
    when he got a call from his bank
    the deposit was high
    from his rich uncle Guy
    his account is now top of the rank

  2. The baker delivered his cake
    When the ground beneath started to shake
    And as the cake crumbled,
    The girl inside grumbled,
    “Oh, great, my gig’s now an earthquake!”

    pine box

  3. Matty says:

    Delicious Shame

    My aunt was eating the food
    despite being overly rude
    with calories galore
    she asked for much more
    her weight put her in a bad mood

  4. This is very witty. I must try that prompt generator.

  5. barbara says:

    two oxies she generated.
    two poems she created.
    clever and fun
    for everyone
    because of the way the rhymes got permutated

  6. neil reid says:

    Thanks Madeleine. Off to the races then…

  7. There once was a poet and scriber
    who stood in awe of a limerick writer
    who condensed her words
    like witty little birds
    that grew wings and flew much lighter.


  8. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Nicole for your lovely limerick and to the rest of you for your kind comments and verse!

  9. Victoria says:

    So fun. I’ll have to check out that prompt generator.

  10. madkane says:

    Thanks Victoria!