Inspirational? Moi??? (Limerick)

When I’m asked to write something inspirational, things tend to go badly:

Inspirational? Moi??? (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Inspirational verse ain’t my thing,
And when prompted to give it a fling,
I’m more likely to joke,
Or even provoke.
Wax heartfelt? I’d much rather zing.

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12 Responses to “Inspirational? Moi??? (Limerick)”

  1. Hee hee. This is very clever!

  2. Ella says:

    I love it and zing gets my heart every time!
    Humor and kindness are truly gifts~
    Happy New Year to you n’ yours :D

  3. Susan says:

    Zinging can be very inspirational, so there!

  4. Libby says:

    To sling zing is better than to wing it when your heart’s not in it.

  5. Emma says:

    there’s always place for zing, it inspires and uplifts in its own way

  6. Inspirational verse ain’t your thing?
    Well my dear true this does not ring
    limerick’d signature zing
    Tossed bouquets that do sing
    Inspiration a-smile do you bring

  7. Kim Nelson says:

    And we love that about you!

  8. JazzBumpa says:

    My poor inspirational verse
    Was sappy and saccharine and worse
    I prefer being flirty
    Perhaps a bit dirty
    And now just write verse that’s perverse


  9. Average Poet says:

    You picked the perfect form to fling
    your zing so let the limericks ring

  10. madkane says:

    Fun verse, Pearl and Jazz! And thanks everyone for your lovely comments!

  11. Sara v says:


    Perhaps it ain’t your thing
    But inspiration you do bring
    Every week a new starting verse
    Sometimes a little perverse
    And I find that quite inspiring

    Thank you Mad!

  12. madkane says:

    Thanks so much for your kind words in verse form, Sara!