A Polite Limerick

The latest prompt from Three Words Wednesday asks us to use these three words in any sort of poem: Differ, Halt, and Imagine. And somehow I coaxed them all into a limerick:

A Polite Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

When planning a verbal assault,
It can sometimes be useful to halt
And imagine your view
With a more polite skew:
Beg to differ‘s a handy default.

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9 Responses to “A Polite Limerick”

  1. Diane Groothuis says:

    A person I just could not fault
    When angry he just couldn’t halt
    With his wife he did differ
    Hit her hard with a swiffer
    Imagine the messy result.

  2. Sheilagh Lee says:

    clever well done

  3. gabrielle says:

    Great to have a default. Something I’ll keep tucked up my sleeve the next time I have a tete a tete with my 16 year old daughter.

  4. scott says:

    Beautiful limerick MADam.

    Polite and Political- so close yet so far away.

  5. Mad, not only is this indeed a “tight little limerick,” but it’s truly good advice. One of my favorites you’ve come up with for a prompt, ever! Beg to differ, that’s one of my favorite phrases (of course, right?).

    I posted Number 500! Love, Amy

  6. Excellent advice. It’s all about perspective …

  7. Altonians says:

    Fine limerick, and a good principle too.

  8. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone for your kind words, and thanks Diane for your fun verse.