One Headache of an Acrostic Limerick

As I’ve mentioned before, I enjoy the challenge of writing acrostic limericks. But I found the latest acrostic limerick prompt from Acrostic Only to be tougher than usual. Here’s what I came up with:

One Headache of an Acrostic Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Pleasant dreams are quite hard to secure
On nights when you have to endure
Unspeakable noise:
Next door neighbors with boys,
Deaf’ning dogs, and the parents on tour.

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25 Responses to “One Headache of an Acrostic Limerick”

  1. brian says:

    hope the parents come home soon eh? hope they quiet down for you…so the POUNDing goes away

  2. amanda moore says:

    that cannot be fun call the cops woman! I am old and cranky I say call the coppers!

  3. madkane says:

    Thanks for your concern Brian and Amanda, but this limerick is fiction. :)

  4. Elaine says:

    Love it! It inspired me to write one. Quite the challenge.

  5. Hehe. Very cute. :)

  6. Laurie Kolp says:

    That can be aggravating, I’m sure.

  7. Madeleine, sounds like you’re an apartment dweller. Last week, the teens climbed the fence for an impromptu, beer-binge swim in the community pool. Now that’s a bit much… but Lex slept right through it! LOL, loved this because I can relate! Amy
    normal is

  8. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone for your nice words about my limerick and for your sympathy. However, I live in a house near reasonably quiet neighbors and am not suffering from the noise I describe here. The tale I tell in this limerick is made up and wholly fictitious to fit the POUND acrostic limerick prompt.

    But I do thank all of you for your sympathetic words. :)

  9. kaykuala says:

    POUND, yes! Your limericks are a rare find among the many. The Acrostic like today is a bonus. Btw, your haiku posted in the ‘comments’ in SHW is a gem. Difficulties in postings sometimes happen to me also.


  10. scott says:

    Mad, I love the way your limericks flow. A couple of your contributors are very fluid also but yours seem so effortless and easy.

  11. scott says:

    and by ‘easy’, I mean easy to read, with no question as to which words to stress. I know they’re not always easy to write.

  12. Peter Dudley says:

    Great wordplay, even with the barking dogs and untamed boys!

  13. Tilly Bud says:

    I’ve been there! Feel better soon.

  14. Aggranoying for you, but at least you made a good poem from it!

  15. Jingle says:

    what a fun word play.

    it is fundamental and unique.

  16. Hope says:

    I wonder if we are neighbors? neighbors gone, dogs outside every night. barking begins at around 11:00 p.m. and doesn’t stop till morning. Are dogs nocturnal?
    anyways…love it!
    hope you get some peace.

  17. Roscoe says:

    Pat professed that he loved an Israeli
    “Oi propose to that girl almost daily!”
    Under sway of the brew
    Nagged her, “What must Oi do?!”
    ” Darling, snip the tip off your shillelagh.”

  18. madkane says:

    Thanks Roscoe for your limerick. And thanks everyone for your kind comments.

  19. Nanka says:

    Everyone can relate to this situation immediately :) Been through that too!! :D

  20. Jo Bryant says:

    You did it so well thought. Loved this.

  21. Funny stuff. This Friday Funny thing is made to order for you!

  22. Jack Edwards says:

    Brilliantly written. Loved it.

  23. A.B. Thomas says:

    Now that’s funny, but difficult at the same time

  24. superb piece of writing..

    thanks for sharing.