Pressing Issue (Limerick)

October 21 is “Count Your Buttons Day.” But I’m pretty sure these aren’t the kind of buttons celebrated by this holiday.

There are folks with a notable skill:
They can press all my buttons at will.
You would think at my age
That I’d fin’lly be sage,
But I still haven’t learned how to chill.

(Prompted by button over at DVerse.)

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15 Responses to “Pressing Issue (Limerick)”

  1. Claudia says:

    ha…my kids often say: hey mom, just chill…and i go grrrrr.. have to work on this..smiles… loved your limerick madeleine

  2. brian miller says:

    haha…i can chill most of the time…but there are a few that surely know how to press the ones to get my ire up…smiles…

  3. Chloe (my teen) even manages to find buttons to push that I didn’t even know I had…LOL As most teens do, I’m told ;)

  4. I’m getting better at chillin, but my buttons can definitely be pushed. Love it, Madeleine!

  5. Polly says:

    heh-heh – I love the brevity!

  6. zongrik says:

    people only know how to press our buttons because we have shown them that those buttons work and keep working

    3 radio button senryu

  7. Linda Moss says:

    I’ve learned to chill and walk away,
    wish I had learned in my younger day !!!

    Love ya, Madeleine

  8. Rosanna says:

    So many things in the past
    that happened so fast
    I was taught happened
    because it was God’s will even if it saddened
    It was I who created them, I know now at last.

  9. C Rose says:

    Wonderfully done! ~ Rose

  10. Karen Glenn says:

    I feel exactly the same way!

  11. madkane says:

    Thanks so much everyone for all your kind comments! And thanks for your verse Linda and C Rose!

  12. Manicddaily says:

    Super clever, as always. K.

  13. Susan says:

    This is the first time I’ve read a truly serious limerick–though maybe by now you are used to the button pushing and laugh at it. My poem–perhaps totally devoid of humor–is related!

  14. Ravenblack says:

    That’s a skill I’ve struggled to master, and often fail at! But as you say, guess some out there are good at knowing which buttons to push.

    This is a fun limerick.

    I’ve never been able to come up with a limerick and you have a whole blog. Kudos!

  15. madkane says:

    Thanks so much Manic, Susan, and Ravenblack!