Angst-Ridden Limerick (Acrostic Limerick)

This month Acrostic Only asks for an acrostic limerick featuring the word ANGST. (An acrostic limerick spells out a word via the first letter of each line.)

So now you know why this limerick is definitely NOT funny:

Angst-Ridden Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Anxiety, fear, apprehension
Neurotically fill me with tension.
Getting out of my chair—
Somehow going somewhere
Tends to help with depression prevention.

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13 Responses to “Angst-Ridden Limerick (Acrostic Limerick)”

  1. Aloha fills my soul with joy,
    Nurturing others to employ,
    Goodness and love to others, share,
    Sincerest thoughts everywhere,
    Tremendous effect on each girl and boy

  2. A fellow who feared being spurned,
    Not meeting expectations that burned,
    Got comfort when she said
    Said ‘Let’s just cuddle instead’
    Then relieved him, when they adjourned.

  3. Mike Dailey says:

    Cancer Angst

    At first when they said I’ve a tumor
    Naturally I turned to humor
    Gotta laugh or I’ll cry
    Somehow I knew I’d get by
    The tumor is now an old rumor

  4. aprille says:

    Just stopped by to say your poets united link is wonky.
    You are on wiki!
    How impressive. And then I saw all the awards. Bowing down.

  5. Messed the thing up by double dipping on ‘said’. Corrected version on my blog.

  6. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone for your verse and your kind comments!

  7. uneven steven says:

    yes it does – sometimes exercise and sweating are even better. like how you can fit so much in the form :-)

  8. Serena says:

    It may not be funny but it certainly is wise! I’ve never seen a “serious” limerick before… I like it…what a fun way to get a message across…

  9. Your limerick touched me this week Mads–

  10. Rachel says:

    Very wise! I can relate to this strategy. :)

  11. Mary says:

    I could have sworn I left a comment here. Oh well, things happen.

  12. Kathy Donlan says:

    I really love this limerick, I I usually don’t love limericks! Wonderful.

  13. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your enthusiastic comments!