Sheer Madness: My Non-Existent Book (Limerick)

Over the years I’ve written enough humor columns, limericks, and sundry light verse to fill two or three collections. And one of these days I may even get my act together, stop procrastinating and self-publish at least one of them. I mention this because Big Tent Poetry’s latest prompt urges us to come up with a name for a future book and then write a title poem for that non-existent book.

Yes, I know this is Sheer Madness, which is also the title of my non-existent humor collection:

Sheer Madness
By Madeleine Begun Kane

I’m hoping to publish a book
With an excellent concept and hook.
It’s title? Sheer Madness,
Reviewed please sans badness,
Sold on paper and Kindle and Nook.

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27 Responses to “Sheer Madness: My Non-Existent Book (Limerick)”

  1. Bob Kennedy says:

    I want to call my comic memoir “My Pen is Large.”

  2. scott says:

    Great title MadK.

    Can a person pre-order an autographed, 1st edition print of this not yet published future best-seller?

    It’ll fit nicely in my library between Will Rogers biography and Carlin’s “Napalm and Silly Putty.”

  3. nan says:

    The world is ready! I’m with Scott. I’ll pre-order :-)

  4. Laurie Kolp says:

    A book by Mad Kane called Sheer Madness
    Would surely delight and amuse us.
    Limerick and haiku,
    Fun satire, too;
    Please hurry Mad Kane, we must de-stress!

  5. Iwrite4u says:

    Like that title and your limerick!

  6. Sheer Madness…Love It!

  7. pamela says:

    Love that title MadK.

  8. I giggled aloud at this, which probably doesn’t surprise you but does surprise me because I am not normally a Limerick appreciator. Today, this moment, I am a Limerick lover.



    Hats off!

  9. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for your kind words, and thanks Laurie for your verse!

  10. Tilly Bud says:

    I would buy that book.

  11. Linda says:

    the world
    needs such a
    book, sign me up now
    ere it shows up on daytime TV

  12. thingy says:

    LOL. I love limericks. : )

  13. Tumblewords says:

    It’s time! Your fan club waits.

  14. renkat says:

    LOL. The world needs more light verse.

  15. twitches says:

    Perfect for the prompt!

  16. Amusing. Catchy title! It would sell for certain!!

  17. Marian says:

    love it! the world needs more honest-to-god limericks.

  18. Kim Nelson says:

    Terrific! I like the name and the game… you play with words. But why not submit? Finishing Line Press, among others, is looking for new women’s voices. Consider it.

  19. madkane says:

    Thanks so much to all of you for your kind words and compliments!

  20. Nanka says:

    A humor book would be most welcome. It’s just what the world needs to make it a happier place!!

  21. Lisa says:

    I think that is a fabulous idea and I would read it on paper and kindle but not nook. :-) Nice!

  22. nimue says:

    Well written !!
    I will lov to buy this book :)

  23. JTS says:

    You’ve brought limericks to a new level, and I find myself totally enjoying each and every one you share with us. I’d definitely love a copy of the book too! :-)

  24. madkane says:

    Thanks so much to all of you. I appreciate your enthusiasm for my humor.

  25. Meryl Jaffe says:

    Thank you for enabling me to start my day with a big smile! Good luck to you!
    Meryl Jaffe

  26. madkane says:

    Thanks, Meryl! Glad you enjoyed!