Married To Acrostic Limericks

In case you haven’t noticed, I’ve become hooked on writing acrostic limericks, largely due to prompts from Acrostics Only.

Married To Acrostic Limericks
By Madeleine Begun Kane

“Asunder we never shall be,”
Promised Dean to his bride-to-be Bree.
At the altar his vow
Reassured her, but now
They’re divorced via legal decree.

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18 Responses to “Married To Acrostic Limericks”

  1. Jesse Levy says:

    Maybe it’s not meant to be
    Uttered a groom to be free.
    Redolant of charm, He
    Did his bride harm, see
    E’s now in the slammer, oh me.

    Required to pay back his debt
    E’s starting to have some regret
    Dead now is his bride
    He just couldn’t hide
    ERratta which now makes him sweat.

    (Note: I guess I just could have gone on and on to make the Murdered Her come out even but…)

  2. Dr. Goose says:

    Well done, Madeleine! Love the acrostic, and this one’s got a sweet rhythm to it.

  3. Pat Hatt says:

    Oh how awful divorce can be
    Life into the light for all to see
    Until it’s done
    Then comes the fun
    Catching a disease or three..LOL

    Another nice one.

  4. brian says:

    oh how quicly it descends…fine bit of limerick…smiles.

  5. Fireblossom says:

    Have you read this out loud? it’s a tongue twister!

  6. barbara says:

    Two forms I can’t manage. You amaze me.

  7. poemblaze says:

    Very clever! I haven’t tried anything this tricky in a while.

  8. The last acrostic poem I did was to a girl – her name made up the acrostic.

    She married someone else.

  9. Marian says:

    wah, so quickly asunder. sigh.

  10. Kavita says:

    OUCH!! Despite the seriousness of this affair, your limerick made me smile at this one, Madeleine! Marriage is indeed more than just repeating some words at the altar.. it’s actually making an attempt to LIVE them.. no?! :)

  11. joanna says:

    clever indeed… and all too savvy a commentary on modern-day wedded bliss….

  12. Geraldine says:

    This is a goodie Madeleine, thanks for the smiles!

  13. “Asunder we shall never be,”
    Said he to the gal named Bree.
    But alas he preferred sharp cheddar–
    In his own mind that flavor was so much better–
    So now he’s trying to get free.

  14. Altonian says:

    Very witty! Good reflection on the general state of the average modern marriage.

  15. Mrs4444 says:

    :) I had to read it a couple of times–Good job making me think! :)

  16. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your enthusiasm! And thanks Jesse, Pat, and Sandy for your verse!

  17. sam says:

    You bring a lot of variety to your ALs. it amazes me.