The Astute Dad (Limerick)

The Astute Dad (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

A dad who was very astute
Always yearned for good Father’s Day loot,
But for decades got ties
That were hard on the eyes.
He exchanged forty ties for a suit.

(Linked at Poetry Jam, which asks us to celebrate.)

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10 Responses to “The Astute Dad (Limerick)”

  1. A dad who was very astute
    Knew well that the beans led him to toot
    Each time they were plated
    We all sat and patiently waited
    For his train story with a loud sound effect BLOOOOOT

  2. A dad who was very astute
    Knew his kids thought him now oh so “cute”
    A former tough guy
    This he just could not buy
    Held BB rifle in air shouting- “One more cute and I swear I will shoot!”

  3. A dad who was very astute
    Knew it was time to give his grown kids the boot
    When they approached with a gift
    Gently declined and offered a lift
    First month’s rent and some start-up loot

  4. A dad who was very astute
    Looked into his daughter’s eyes cute
    What do you want dear
    I can tell it is near
    My love, my advice, all ‘cepting my loot

    A dad who was very astute
    Noticed his son’s tightened glute
    Knew he was keeping
    A time-bomb a beeping
    Hand on shoulder said “no use keeping mute”

  5. brian miller says:

    now there is a thought…saving them up to trade in…smiles…haha..i hope all the fathers in your life have a wonderful day!

  6. Errol Nimbly says:

    A dad who was very astute,
    Took a pull on his Dads’ Day cheroot.
    For today, he’d risk cancer
    And enjoy the lap dancer
    His kids knew he’d find kind of cute.

  7. Very funny! Thanks for sharing it with us over at Poetry Jam!

  8. Helen says:

    Wonderful fun … the limerick and comments too!!!

  9. Very funny! This made me smile :)

  10. madkane says:

    Many thanks for your fun limericks, Pearl and Errol! And thanks for your kind words, everyone!