An Adorable Tyrant

I found myself a new serendipitous oxymoron at the prompt generator I played with yesterday. So the subject of today’s limerick is an Adorable Tyrant:

An Adorable Tyrant (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

An “adorable tyrant?” Sounds wild!
A strange combo of mean and the mild.
I might even buy tix
To see such a mix,
Unless it’s a three-year-old child.

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21 Responses to “An Adorable Tyrant”

  1. You’ve got it so right in that last line :-)

  2. brian miller says:

    yikes! could you imagine a 3 yr old in charge…

  3. Kim Nelson says:

    Indeed! We know when to avoid those otherwise adorable tykes!

  4. Your last line is most apposite. What is or are tix?

  5. Tilly Bud says:

    Great last line.

    Viv, I think it’s ‘tickets’.

  6. Nimue says:

    haha ! see it not so impossible ;)
    thank you for all the smiles Kane !

  7. jinksy says:

    I’m guessing ‘tix’ are tickets?! LOL

  8. barbara says:

    Wasn’t there an ancient comic strip called the Little King? That might qualify as an adorable tyrant. Three year olds are just frightening

  9. pamelasayers says:

    Great fun, Madeleine.


  10. I have my own adorable tyrant wonderful limerick! Though I call her my little monster

  11. I like this…and thank you for telling us about the Oxymoron generator! I shall have to consult it for ideas for some of my future poems.


  12. madkane says:

    Thanks so much for your kind comments everyone. And yes, tix is slang for tickets. :)

  13. Yousei Hime says:

    I like the idea of playing with Serendipitous Oxymoron Maker. It sounds like naughty good fun.

  14. madkane says:

    Yousei, I recommend it highly!

  15. earlybird says:

    Funny. The last line sums it all up!

  16. your poetry is powerful.

    check out short story slam today. hope to see your participation.

  17. Versebender says:

    genius!! clever girl.

  18. Mama Zen says:

    This cracked me up!

  19. Granny Smith says:

    Having had four little three year old tyrants (not all at one time, thank goodness!) I had to really laugh at that last line.

  20. C Rose says:

    Ah I love that I have clicked on your wonderful blog this week. A real treat, thank you for the morning giggles ~ Rose

  21. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone!