Archive for the ‘Cliché Humor’ Category

A Fit Over Fiddles

Friday, March 11th, 2011

I had such a good time with my Clichéd Limerick the other day, I thought I’d write another:

A Fit Over Fiddles
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I hope you don’t think this a nit,
But cliché buffs should surely admit
That we need to part ways
With certain clichés:
Just how often do fiddles sound fit?

UPDATE: Happy Cliché Day, November 3rd!

Clichéd Limerick

Monday, March 7th, 2011

I’m playing with clichés today:

Clichéd Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I try to think outside the box,
But sometimes those boxes have locks.
And to break myself free
With creative esprit,
I have to be crazy like fox.

UPDATE: Happy Cliché Day, November 3rd!

Annoying Advice Poetry Prompt (Limerick and Haiku Prompt 1)

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

I’ve been having so much fun drawing inspiration from poetry prompts, that I thought I’d launch my own.  And since I’m seriously (and unseriously) into limericks and haiku, I’m focusing on those two forms.

Your assignment, should you choose to accept it, is to write a limerick or haiku (or both) on this week’s theme: Annoying Advice.  When your poem’s taken root, please return to this post and add a direct link to your themed poem.

Here’s my Annoying Advice limerick:

Chin Up
By Madeleine Begun Kane

“Keep your chin up, and things will be fine.
Just act brave. Do not bitch, flinch, or whine.
You have the right stuff.
You just have to hang tough.”
Does anyone fall for that line? 

And here’s my Annoying Advice haiku:

When somebody says
“You sure you want to do that?”
Doubt perversely fades.

UPDATE: Happy Cliché Day, November 3rd!