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Humor Columns, Limericks, Haiku, Light Verse & Satirical Poems By Madeleine Begun Kane (

Last Build Date: Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:24:49 +0000


Genius (Limerick)

Wed, 14 Mar 2018 19:19:58 +0000

A genius who’s famed for his brain, Won’t deign to do chores. They’re his bane. So he’ll handily coax Help from generous folks; His true gift’s palming off the mundane. Happy Genius Day! (March 14)

Happy Genealogy Day! (Limerick)

Sun, 11 Mar 2018 01:26:37 +0000

It’s National Genealogy Day. (2nd Saturday of March) A woman whose quest for her roots Revealed relatives deep in cahoots With a killer and bandit, Has finally canned it And buried her fam’ly tree fruits.

Skirting Skirt-Racks (Limerick)

Sat, 10 Mar 2018 20:49:11 +0000

Though it’s “Skirt Day,” I’d rather wear pants, Whether walking or trying to dance. I’ll ponder and pause, Lest I feature my flaws — Flaws that skirts simply love to enhance.

Make It Stop! (Limerick)

Wed, 07 Mar 2018 23:57:08 +0000

“I am sick of the snow! Make it stop,” I complained to a neighborhood cop. “I’m sorry, Ms. Kane. Weather’s NOT my domain. Try that guy in the sky — it’s HIS op.”

Happy Dress Day (Limerick)

Tue, 06 Mar 2018 22:17:20 +0000

“You’re moving too much. Please hold still,” Said a seamstress while sewing a frill On a dress that was drab And would never be fab, Though it WOULD yield a fabulous bill. Happy Dress Day! (March 6)

Name-Blame (Limerick)

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 23:07:26 +0000

It’s risky when parents show flair In naming their child, so beware! If you pick a bad name, You may shoulder the blame And the cost of a therapist’s stare. Happy Celebrate Your Name Week (1st full week of March.)

Limerick-Off Monday – Rhyme Word: PORT or SUPPORT or REPORT or DEPORT at the end of any one line

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 04:00:36 +0000

It’s Limerick-Off time, once again. And that means I write a limerick, and you write your own, using the same rhyme word. Then you post your limerick(s) as a comment to this post and, if you’re a Facebook user, on Facebook too. I hope you’ll join me in writing limericks using PORT or SUPPORT or […]

Limerick-Off Award (293)

Sun, 04 Mar 2018 03:50:18 +0000

It’s time to announce the latest Limerick-Off winners based on submissions (on this blog and on Facebook) in the last Limerick-Off. Congratulations to FRED BORTZ, who wins the Limerick-Off Award for this funny limerick: When the doc said, “Ovarian cyst,” She added his name to the list Of clueless physicians Who fail in their missions. […]

Vet Your Doctors (Limerick)

Thu, 01 Mar 2018 21:51:52 +0000

A doctor would frequently treat His patients as if they were meat. “My patients are pigs,” He’d proclaim from his digs Near a farm, which was piglet replete. Happy National Pig Day!

Laundry Blues (Limerick)

Wed, 28 Feb 2018 21:27:12 +0000

A woman was using the sink To launder her shirt, stained with ink. She’d soap and she’d wet it, Then see that she’d spread it. But at least she looks pretty in pink. Happy Pink Shirt Day! (Pink Shirt Day is a Canadian anti-bullying holiday celebrated on the 4th Wednesday in February.)