Escapist Limerick

Claudia over at DVersePoets asks us to write a poem about our quiet moments:

Escapist Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

When I need to escape and relax,
I read thrillers — fictitious attacks
On a gal or a fellow
I’ll root for while mellow—
Avoiding true life’s ugly facts.

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10 Responses to “Escapist Limerick”

  1. Yousei Hime says:

    I like the irony, finding peace in reading thrillers. Don’t we all escape complexity by going somewhere somehow more complicated? Nice writing.

  2. brian miller says:

    i feel you…books have often been my retreat…a little fantasy i can immerse myself in….

  3. This reminded me so much of my cousin who mitigates her anxiety by reading true crime stories – now I better understand where she’s coming from. Nicely done!

  4. Sabio Lantz says:

    “Fictitious attacks on life’s ugly facts!”

    Cracked me up — thanx.

  5. kaykuala says:

    That’s right, Madeleine! I would go also for the comedies on TV. Even re-runs fit the bill!


  6. Just as long as it isn’t Jonathan Kellerman. Or Patricia Cornwell. Or… ;)

  7. danadampier says:

    I love to retreat into a good book and fiction is my favorite as well.

  8. Claudia says:

    ha..i do this as well sometimes…just changing focus away from our own problems..always a good thing..

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your kind words!