Last-String Limerick

In its latest Thursday Think Tank, Poets United prompts our muses with the word “strings.” It struck a chord with me, inspiring this limerick tale of an unstrung cellist:

Last-String Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

“That conductor has strung me along,”
Said a cellist. “He’s doing me wrong.
He promised first chair,
But instead I’m nowhere:
Stuck in back, the last stand, near the gong.”

(Related Limericks: Musical Chairs; Musical Faux Pas; and Musical Discord.)

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11 Responses to “Last-String Limerick”

  1. WinterWrites says:

    Oh this is amazing, a joy to read a good limerick

  2. Not only an absolutely adorable limerick (well what else is new there?) but deep thanks … for the this Thursday Think Tank… for some reason I could not access today’s prompt ….

  3. brian says:

    oo not a fun place…there by the gong….

  4. Ella says:

    YOU are fun! Well Done and enchanting to read~

  5. Mad, I am laughing for two reasons. One, my daughter was the only female percussionist in her high school band. Second, the novel take on the prompt of being “strung along” is great! As always, you bring a smile, and believe it or not, I had a funny one for this as well. Amy
    Labor-Room Blues

  6. Helen says:

    Love this … I am a flute player who was always obsessed with first chair – did NOT want to sit next to the clarinets.

  7. David King says:

    Brilliant. I would never have thought of tackling it with a limerick, but why not indeed! Love it.

  8. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your enthusiastic comments!

  9. Diane Groothuis says:

    Good one. Very Cerebral. Makes me think outside the square.

  10. madkane says:

    Thanks, Diane!