Half-Baked Plan (Multi-Verse Limerick)

Half-Baked Plan (Multi-Verse Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A baker would frequently groan
About needing a sizable loan
To build up a co
That would make her some dough,
In a quite disagreeable tone.

Her fam’ly kept warning her: “Groans
Simply aren’t conducive to loans.
You must demonstrate spine
And you never should whine.
Why not bribe all the lenders with scones?”

She brought some fresh scones to the bank.
They were primo — she had them to thank
For an influx of cash.
So she threw a big bash
And got baked — ended up in the tank.

Hung over, she signed a bad lease;
Her new landlord sure knew how to fleece.
And business was dicey,
The scones way too pricey–
Her sale price was ten bucks a piece.

So her scone bus’ness quickly went under,
Her finances torn quite asunder.
“My expenses have grown,”
She’d moan on the phone
To her funder, who groaned, “What a blunder!”

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18 Responses to “Half-Baked Plan (Multi-Verse Limerick)”

  1. Quite a tour de force!

  2. Ah, the perils of business. Enjoyed them. Maybe she should have absconeded :-)

  3. I like this poem. It’s light-hearted and a bit funny :)

  4. Poet Laundry says:

    lol Anthony’s comment is perfect…always fun to read your stuff Mad!

  5. Anand says:

    Woah. Thats some limerick you’ve got there. A sing-song. I loved singing it out loud. :)

  6. Kodjo Deynoo says:

    I enjoyed reading your poem, it is one I would not get bored reading over and over again

  7. Panchali says:

    Entertaining!! Your Limericks are always great fun to read…

  8. Sam Edge says:

    Half-baked business plan

  9. brian miller says:

    dolp…having achieved what could help she wasted her chance—got to watch just how much you drink…

  10. vandana says:

    How true, today in ever rising expenses we really need to be careful about finances.

  11. Very funny! Never realized how limericks could be used to craft a longer poem.

  12. booguloo says:

    Two chocolate dipped crullers .. and a gallon of coffee please…

  13. I totally loved this….especially enticing the bankers with scones! My sister is a banker, it would totally work for her!

  14. Madeleine, this is quite the romp. I love it. Nicely done!

  15. madkane says:

    Thanks so much for your lovely comments!

  16. She should have baked cupcakes instead … :)