Always an Audience

A lecture inflated may best be vacated.

Always an Audience

This guy at work, on any whimsy,
Does wax too long on matters flimsy.
Not here to grill,
We’ve had our fill –
We’re fed up to our brimmest brimsy.

No lectern limits do him dazzle.
He’ll erupt with feigned pizzazzle.
So untoward,
Way overboard,
He leaves his list’ners in a frazzle.

Long-winded still, he’ll scream or shout.
Achilles heel? He leaves no doubt.
His steam he puffs,
Despite rebuffs.
The rest of us are punching out.
c2017 by Linda Ann Nickerson


Adapted by this user from vintage artwork.

This poem was posted in response to these prompts:
April A to Z Blog Challenge
National Poetry Writing Month / NaPoWriMo
ABC Wednesday: “L” words
Mad Kane Humor: “grill” or “grille” -- LIMERICK
Meme Express: “Achilles heel”
Simply Snickers: “oar” or “or” or “ore,” “out,” and “overboard”
Three Word Wednesday: “dazzle,” “erupt,” and “flimsy”

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  1. Linda Ann, these are wonderful! You have a gift for poetry. As an artist and writer myself, I'm truly inspired by your poetry with the vintage artwork. Excellent theme. Looking forward to tomorrow! My blog theme is Narnia, my favorite stories. Blessings to you.

  2. Wonderful limericks.... you could join my challenge on sunday, which is all about limerick ;-)

    Have a nice ABC-day / -week
    ♫ M e l ☺ d y ♫ (abc-w-team)