Limerick Ode To “Be Humble Day”

Happy “Be Humble Day!” (February 22)

Limerick Ode To “Be Humble Day”
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A man who was told to be humble
Objected and started to grumble:
“My modesty’s famed,”
He loudly proclaimed.
‘Twas a fumble that’s worthy of Trumbull.*

*John Trumbull was an American political satirist, poet, and lawyer.

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10 Responses to “Limerick Ode To “Be Humble Day””

  1. Rhymes nicely, flows nicely but I have no idea what the point is. I guess it is a local thing.

  2. Great satire. Enjoyed it.

  3. Mary says:

    Humility is a fine art, as is limerick writing. Enjoyed.

  4. Judy Roney says:

    I don’t know how you do this. I love reading your poems, they always make me smile.

  5. Ella says:

    I love this!
    So fun-I needed this view today

  6. Serena says:

    Yes, I must echo Judy’s comment… how do you do this? Do you dream in limerick? You must be the limerick incarnate!

  7. madkane says:

    LOL! Limericks do indeed haunt my dreams. :)

    Thanks so much everyone for your lovely comments.

  8. Kim Nelson says:

    Ever-so-clever, Mad. This one is particularly smart!

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks so much, Kim!