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A Good Day
by Steve E Ralph

Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Rated "PG" by the Author.
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I wake in the morning, and look at the clock,

And would you believe Iím an hour late for work,

Then I stumble around, in the dark till Iíve found,

My whitís and my trousers and shirt,


A quick cup of tea, and Iím out to the car,

After phoning to say Iíll be late,

But the spark plugs wonít spark, so the engine wonít start,

And Iím starting to get quite irate,


Then it bursts into life, black smoke pours from the pipe,

And it coughs and it splutters and whines,

As it crawls down the road, at the speed of a toad,

That has a brick strapped across its behind,


Hitting the traffic, I think just my luck,

Thereís a tailback that goes on for miles,

So I puff and I pant, and I rave and I rant,

While the driver stopped by me just smiles,


I canít open the window; for fear that Iíll choke,

On the fumes from the trucks up ahead,

And I shout, ďcome on stupid, what is this a jokeĒ?

God I wish Iíd just stayed there in bed,


When I get to the factory, my luck donít improve,

And I curse every tick of the clock,

Iím willing the hands, on the clock-face to move,

Until Iím certain the damned thing has stopped,


At the end of my shift, that has passed like a week,

I go back to the car once again,

And after ten minutes, it splutters and squeaks,

And rattles along like a train,


Then itís back into traffic, though I must admit,

That itís not quite as bad as before,

And when it disappears, and the roadway is clear,

I press down my foot to the floor,


Iím trying to get home, before my girlfriend gets there,

And I know Iíll be cutting it tight,

But Iím driving along, like I donít have a care,

And thatís when I notice the lights,


Two blue ones flashing, on the car thatís behind,

And in my rear-view, I see the word police,

How I didnít see it, I must have been blind,

And Iím thinking, thatís just all I need,


A half an hour later, Iím back on my drive,

With a speeding fine under my belt,

And my temperatureís rising, I swear on my life,

That I think I might actually melt,


So I get out the car in a temper,

Trapping my coat in the door,

Then I push, and I pull, like some kind of fool,

And when it gives way I fall to the floor,


When I go in my girlfriend is smiling,

That angelic smile that she wears,

Puts her arms round me, and give me a kiss,

Playfully roughing my hair,


And suddenly nothing else matters,

Not the traffic, the car or my day,

All of my problems are scattered,

My troubles all melted away,


Just a kiss and a smile and Iím happy,

My day feels as though Iíve been blessed,

ďHave you had a good day thenĒ? She asks me,

And I look down at her and say ďyesĒ.



By S.E.Ralph









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Reviewed by THOM WILLIAMS 4/3/2011
a very easy to read, nicely written, entertaining write. Thanks.
Reviewed by Todd-Michael St. Pierre 8/20/2008
A good one Steve! I enjoyed this story-poem!
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 1/11/2008
Cleverly written with a fine and meaningful message, Steve. I appreciate your attention to rhymthm and rhyme which enhance the flow of this write. Thank you. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Rafika Anderson (Reader) 12/19/2007
Good twist at the end. Nice work.
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 12/4/2007
How very adorable this awesome ,funny, witty, and... I bet...probably true ?? gem of a poem is....I just loved it to work Steve!!!
Best wishes always to you and yours
Reviewed by Susan de Vegter 11/27/2007
AHHHH!! Now you know I love a great rhyming poem and you didn't disappoint. This is modern man isn't it?

Susan...another rhymer my friend.
Reviewed by Joyce Devenish 11/27/2007
I love this kind of poetry Steve. Excellent, I really enjoyed it...JDM
Reviewed by LadyJtalks LadyJzTalkZone (Reader) 11/27/2007
Good boy, you've got that right and write...Loved the tale. Lady J

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