Limerick Ode To “I Forgot Day”

I almost forgot to write a limerick about “I Forgot Day.” It’s celebrated, if I remember to, on July 2nd.

Limerick Ode To “I Forgot Day”
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I nearly forgot “I Forgot Day.”
How ’bout naming it “Memory Rot Day?”
Since my brain is a sieve,
I find each day I live
A confounding “Forgetting A Lot Day.”

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17 Responses to “Limerick Ode To “I Forgot Day””

  1. Fred Bortz says:

    I was going to forget to recall
    Whatever it was in the fall.
    Then came this reminder:
    My forgetting’s behinder
    Than I thought it should be after all.

    I must begin work on forgetting,
    Or else I will end up regretting
    Whatever it was
    That should give me pause
    When I visit that mem’rable setting.

    I’m glad that my memory’s going,
    Though my penchant for verse isn’t slowing,
    Because I find relief
    Instead of the grief
    That I ought to feel if I were knowing.

    Forgetting is always a virtue,
    For if someone’s misdeed should have hurt you,
    You forget to feel mad
    At that lummox or cad,
    Unless memory lapses desert you.

    So let’s all celebrate “I forgot” Day.
    It’s better than “No, I did not!” Day.
    Let’s write silly verses
    Instead of the curses
    Preferred on “You bastard, you’re caught!” Day.

  2. z. alexi says:

    Just fwd’d both kooky but enchanting odes to “I Forgot Day” to 11 geezers. Do I owe royalties? Today is Bad-Luck Day…for Bill, anyway:

    After leaving the racetrack, Bill bumped into his old pal Steve on the bus.
    “Say,” Steve said, “How’s it going?”
    “Going?” Bill said. “Tell me~~what’s today’s date?”
    “July 7th.”

    “Right. The 7th day of the 7th month~~it’s my son’s 7th b.d. I go to the track at 7 minutes past 7. We live at 77-7th Ave.”

    “Lemme guess,” Steve interrupted. “You put everything you had on the 7th horse in the 7th race.”

    “And he won?” Steve asked anxiously.
    “No~~he came in 7th.”

  3. Anand says:

    I loved the comparison of the brain to a sieve. A lot has been put on the table with the 5 lines. Brilliant. !

  4. Talon says:

    I’m impressed you even remembered! :)

    I’ve actually gone into a room, forgotten what I’ve come in for, all the while carrying in my hands whatever it is I thought I needed! :) Yeah, my mind is like a colander with VERY large holes.

  5. I did not know there was such a thing as ‘I Forgot Day.’ I know now, but soon I will forget.

  6. brian miller says:

    ha. i could celebrate just the same…little things here and there…its gonna get really bad years from now…smiles.

  7. nan says:

    Always fun to stop by your place. I relate!

  8. Oh me too, kiddo. I hear you!

  9. I can definitely relate! I am extremely forgetful, very charming limerick =)

  10. ninotaziz says:


    I am too busy to try to forget
    Yet, rules to limerick get me upset
    But a sure bet, I’ll say
    To get dear Mad to pay
    A visit to my blog later, I’ll bet!

  11. Brilliant and witty, thank you :)

  12. I have to laugh! I am so there with you!

  13. You are so enjoyable!

  14. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your lovely comments and enthusiasm!

  15. Brings a smile to my face when I think how many forgetful days I have had. Lovely!

  16. How funny, never heard of this holiday. Do most people remember it? :)

  17. madkane says:

    I’d have answered all your questions, but I forgot. :)