Motherly Angst (Limerick)

Motherly Angst (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A mom at the end of her rope
Said “It’s hopeless! I simply can’t cope.
Both the food and the band
Appear to be canned.
Oh, why won’t my daughter elope?”

Happy Mother’s Day!

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21 Responses to “Motherly Angst (Limerick)”

  1. that made me smile!

  2. RMP says:

    cute. I imagine there are many a mothers who wish multiple times during the planning process that the couple might choose to elope.

  3. This is so cute, my mom planned by whole wedding in less than a week, she gets insanely excited about things and there is no stopping her lol

  4. This poem made also me smile.

  5. Oh, that touches a raw nerve at the moment! Son #2 is planning a wedding that I suspect most royal families in Europe would struggle to pay off. Elope! I cry!

  6. Great limerick – from the father of 7 kids :-)

  7. Kodjo Deynoo says:

    Rhyme and verses..all for the mother..:)

  8. Mary says:

    Yes, I always thought the idea of eloping was a good one!

  9. We eloped, and 32 years later are still happy!

  10. brian miller says:

    ha. funny…you know she’d miss her…eventually…
    though eloping could be rather romantic…

  11. I absolutely ADORE this limerick. I have BEGGED my daughter to elope. Seriously.

  12. I love this lament of the mother at her daughter’s very expensive wedding. Nice rhythmic limerick. Happy Mother’s Day!

  13. Akila says:

    oh well the lament of a moment! :)

  14. Poet Laundry says:

    I suppose I should love weddings, but I’m just going to admit my practicality: they are so ridiculously expensive and I am all for the eloping! So funny Mad, nice one.

  15. Lasha says:

    Nice short and sweet

  16. Beth says:

    Cute! I love all things limerick!

  17. Ha ha ha – the truth about motherhood. Well, one of the truths. I think you’ve excelled yourself. (But then, I often think that about your writings.)

  18. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your enthusiastic comments!

  19. JulesPaige says:

    Cantelope isn’t a fruit….

    it’s what the bride can’t do after her father has paid for the wedding.