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Septcouplet for today
by Joyce P. Hale
Thursday, February 16, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I'll give it a try!

It seems at times
that nothing goes well
a friend gets angry
the kids argue
the cat throws up
the dog eats your steak

Oh me oh my
I'd like to cry

Someone steals your credit card
you got 1000 emails in one day
all spam and junk mail
hubby loses his job
and is rear ended on the way home
then gets a speeding ticket

I have no clue
of what to do

our furnace gave up the ghost
on the coldest day so far this winter
as 24 inches of snow flaked down
shutting off electricity in our area
and covering the wood
we use in the woodburning stove

oh for some heat
to warm my feet

it seems the closet
has shrunk all my clothes
and the dog chewed my new shoes
while the dryer lost one of all my socks
so now I must wear two colors of socks
with my ruined shoes

what do I care
a pair is rare

I accidentally grabbed the cat's tail
when I meant to grab my warm gloves
the cat jumped two feet into the air
landed on my head for a second
then leaped onto the sleeping dog
who jumped and crash landed on the computer keyboard

what's going on
I'm set upon

my tv is broke
my 'puter is frozen
the cd player spins and makes not a sound
the roof is leaking
the car has two flat tires
and the dog ran away

oh can it be
I have bad chi

but through all these irregularities
I have managed to keep a smile on my face
and thank the Lord for blessings
like falling asleep at night
and not getting run over by a car
or abducted by an alien ufo

the world is daft
if one can laugh
        Joyce P. Hale



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Reviewed by MaryGrace Patterson 9/24/2006
Great , a Look at the dismal brighter side of life (ha).....Well done!!!......M
Reviewed by Aberjhani 3/4/2006
Your "try" at this form turned into one spectacular accomplishment. In the words of an old friend, "We don't get very far in this life without being able to laugh at ourselves." Thank you so much for sharing the laughter through these brilliant lines.
Reviewed by Nordette Adams 2/17/2006
I think this may be one of the best I've read so far in Jerry's new form. I really like it! OH, on dreams. I'm a dreamer myself, but in a bit of foul mood last night, and so that poem was born. LOL. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/16/2006
Joyce you should get a blue ribbon or something!;-) Fantastic septcouplet,done with great humor making it a joy to read!;-)
Thanks for the laughs and smiles!

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/16/2006
You did so well....enjoyed this very much!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 2/16/2006
What a delightful way to start my day, do have a way with words...excellent piece!
love and peace...Carole
Reviewed by Andre Bendavi ben-YEHU 2/16/2006

This composition leads one to the lake of wisdom in a warm island of knowledge.

I salute You, Poet!

Andre Emmanuel Bendavi ben-YEHU
Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 2/16/2006
You are just 'giving it a try'? Wow, this is excellent!! We love to start our day with a smile or a laugh, thank you!
Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/16/2006
You have me laughing this morning, Joyce - especially about the cat barf, and the dogs eating shoes - something I live with every day around these parts. I hope you're staying warm. And you're right, it could always be worse.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 2/16/2006

And I thought I had trouble!!!!! LOL Hopefully, most of this is fiction...but have a feeling it's not. You're ahead of the game if you can laugh. BRILLIANT write!

(((HUGS))) and love, and prayers, Karla. :)
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/16/2006
Hahahahaha!!!!! Damn, but this is funny, funny, funny and I am so grateful that you decided to give my septcouplet a try, thank you for the honor. Really, this is just too funny for words, but not for you, because you put the words all in the right place.

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