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A Wet Weekend

Water, water everywhere
running down the walls
and dripping through the ceiling
like the darned Niagara Falls.
The carpet is all sodden
but really, if you please,
I draw the line at paddling
unless it’s in the seas.

I never liked the wallpaper,
though here comes the ‘BUT’,
until I have some money
I had hoped it might stay put
for just a little longer,
and then there is the smell
of damp that’s getting stronger,
like an ancient, musty well.

And what about my ironing,
I left it in a pile
at the bottom of the stairs
for just a little while,
but now it’s mixed with plaster
and shades of rust and grey.
I guess that ought to teach me
to do it right away.

How plans can all be washed away
along with precious things
and how we never can predict
just what the next day brings
It’s not what I imagined
when at the forecast’s end
the weatherman so calmly said
‘expect a wet weekend’

A weekend of clearing up after my header tank overflowed :(

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  1. Date: 9/5/2011 3:29:00 AM
    Oh shucks! What a weekend, Sharon! How's your place doing now? how are you?? Golly, I can just picture your place having its own waterfalls :(-- but I sure am glad to be reading this from you! I really missed reading your poetry-- this rhyme sure flowed so well (heehee pun sort of intended ^_~) I can actually imagine your wallpaper peeling, shucks...need any help? I wish I lived near you! I was so pleasantly surprised to see you at my blog (eww at that cow eyelid, uggh!) thank you! hugs to you!

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 4:47:00 PM
    Smile, *^_^* “Ahhh, The Gifted & Lovely Poetess &, Where Has Your Beauty Been!? *^_^* Tis Nice That Your Treasures Can Take A Bit of Gray & Smile At Its Way & Day My Dear, Precious Lovely Sharon *^_^* Don't Get Stuck Amid The Mud Within Poetic Terms &, Nice to Behold Your Beauty Again!” === My Love Unto Your English Ways & All You Love, Forever, Jasper *

  1. Date: 9/4/2011 12:03:00 PM
    You tell it with so much wit Sharon, I have no choice but to smile.. Hopefully the sun brings some smiles with it when she finally shows her face.. ~~ Wilma

    Tideswell Avatar Sharon Tideswell
    Date: 9/4/2011 12:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thanks Wilma, the water wasn't due to the weather but my water tank overflowing. If I didn't have a sense of humour about it I would sit and cry. Glad you enjoyed it x