In Praise Of Frustration (Limerick)

In Praise Of Frustration (Limerick)
By Madeleine Begun Kane

My muse is unleashed by frustration
And foiled by excessive elation.
When I’m irked or irate
I’m more prone to create,
While repose sends my muse on vacation.

(DVerse Poets wants to know what inspires our writing.)

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12 Responses to “In Praise Of Frustration (Limerick)”

  1. Bravo, what a clever limerick!

  2. JulesPaige says:

    Yep. Emotions can play quite a trick
    When lookin’ for words you can pick
    One day you are slap happy, another sad
    But there is always something humourous by Mad
    So it’s by her side I will like glue, stick!


  3. Mrs.Smeej says:

    Dear Mad; I must also agree…
    I find that it’s easy for me
    To rhyme when I’m mad
    And, ‘though they’re all bad,
    They’re worse if I’m feeling carefree.

  4. I am the same way! I added your blog to my blogroll =)

  5. zee alexi says:

    Oh, Drat! Limerick~~“Drat” sounds like a groan from a ruffled U.K. professor & does fall “appallingly flat.” Mad’s cussing limerick~~as well as her homage to frustration [Ennui!]~~are enchanting, enthralling & so enticing to let us blurt out our +%#$@ fury. Blame it on our escalating coarseness or cable TV which habitually showcases how easy ’tis “to swear better than that”? Betcha Ms. Manners is effin’ rabid.

  6. Love that creative genius needs a vacation sometimes as well…sweet limerick.

  7. brian miller says:

    i was thinking i swear i commented on this…but you left it in the comment box at dverse too…ha….adversity def has a way of inspiring me…

  8. Nice one. always best to keep the muse busy.

  9. You are really clever!

  10. JulesPaige says:

    Some folks debate
    that there is no way to relate
    to something that isn’t there
    T’is their own cross to bare
    No muse? They also say no fate

    Every thing is justified
    only scientific – leaves me terrified
    no room to play
    So sad their day…
    no imagination leaves me mystified