Blue Limerick

This week Big Tent Poetry prompts us to cheer ourselves up and cure whatever’s ailing us by writing poetry. I’m no cheerier than before, but at least I did write a relevant limerick … sort of:

Blue Limerick
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Our topic today feels perverse:
It’s curing our blues with some verse.
If I write something happy
It’s sure to be crappy.
And bad limericks make me feel worse.

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26 Responses to “Blue Limerick”

  1. Pen says:

    Well it made me smile so it cheered someone up, wish I could return the favour.

  2. scott says:

    Hi MadK, there is nothing crappy about your limerick, at all.
    Here’s a little something I wrote last month when I was in a funk and needed to cheer myself up. It’s not a limerick but it helped me shake my blues. I call it Now Will Never Happen Again and I stole the theme from Jean-Luc Picard.

    Wake up every morning and flash a smile
    Greet every stranger with a happy face
    Hold your head up and show your style
    The world is here for us to embrace

    Dance to the rhythm of each brand new day
    Kick off your shoes and take a chance
    It doesn’t matter if you’re young or gray
    Everybody knows how to dance

    We all have a lot to give
    Now is the time to begin
    Don’t wait to love, don’t wait to live
    Because now will never happen again

    Grab your lover and hold on tight
    Wrap yourselves in one another’s soul
    Take your passions to a brand new height
    And tomorrow set an even higher goal

    When we lie down and close our eyes
    We know there are no guarantees
    That we will witness a new sunrise
    But baby we can rest in peace
    Knowing we had a lot to give
    And took the time to love and live
    Don’t give your love only now and then
    Because now will never happen again
    No, now will never happen again

  3. Mama Zen says:

    It made me laugh and feel better!

  4. Veralynne Pepper says:

    Wonderful, Scott!

  5. Mary Ann says:

    The meaning of blue is just a hue in a prism of color
    I love blue because it’s true as my eyes can see
    the lovely beauty of the ocean and sky and it tells me why
    blue is so special to me.

  6. Travis says:

    You limericks are so entertaining! I’ve got you in my reader now. It isn’t often the written word makes me chuckle out loud.

    Thanks for the fun!

  7. madkane says:

    Thanks everyone! Your comments and verse did cheer me up a bit! :)

  8. Hansi says:

    There’s one thing that keeps me from bein’ blue
    And that’s a raunchy tale about ring-dang-doo.
    It can be vile or sweet,
    Even knock ya off your feet.
    I’m thinking of growing garlic. What are you?

  9. Your reponse to the prompt is great fun, and I love Scott’s response – I’d been thinking along those lines myself.

  10. nan says:

    Perfect use of topic and limerick. Love it.

  11. scott says:

    Thank you veralynne and vivienne.

    And most of all, THANK YOU MADK! you’re the best.

  12. Elizabeth says:

    Your limerick brought me a smile,
    After walking winter through many a mile,
    Made me squeal and kick up a heel,
    Dance with delight while doing a reel,
    Because laughter is always best style.


  13. mark says:

    *snork!* I love the thought that went into this. There are times when I feel much the same…

  14. pamela says:

    This is total fun!

  15. Kelly says:

    Love it. Made me laugh out loud. :D

  16. Steve Nance says:

    I love your limerick, Mad, and it’s a perfect response to the prompt.

    Forced happiness wears at the soul
    Makes the deep and dramatic, just droll
    Try to banish the blue
    The whole rainbow goes, too
    Waves of color, that’s how our souls roll

  17. Steve Nance says:

    I’m liking the comments, too. I was thinking of one of my favorite lines from Dr.Who:
    A woman comments to her friend, as they’re walking through an old abondoned house, “I love this place. It’s…sad.”
    “Well, I don’t see what’s so great about ‘sad’.”
    “It’s ‘happy’ … for deep people.”

  18. madkane says:

    What a wonderful response. I really appreciate everyone’s kind words and verse. Thanks so much!

  19. barbara says:

    Thanks, Mad.
    Cheered ME up

  20. Laurie Kolp says:

    As always Mad Kane cheered me up,
    Her light-hearted verse fills my cup.
    Whether yellow or blue,
    My mood changes hue–
    Lim’ricks like a sweet little pup!

  21. Tumblewords says:

    Reading your limericks always make me feel better!

  22. madkane says:

    Loved your limerick, Laurie. Thanks so much, and thanks Barbara and Tumblewords too!

  23. Laurie Kolp says:

    Thank you, Madeleine!

  24. If I write something happy
    It’s sure to be crappy.
    This made me laugh out loud…so I guess your limerick works perfectly for the prompt! Loved It!

  25. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Jeanne!