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At the Breakfast Table

Pouring himself a second cup
Sits there without a second thought
Continues to read, to see what's up
The newspaper politics, the column that's hot

I hold his shirt that I have pressed
He takes no notice that I'm distressed
Does he know I'm in the room?
Oblivious!  Geez..! The big baboon!

Our anniversary has come, it's here today
The clod has forgotten our special day!!
How could he forget?... I think inside,..
The day we became a groom and bride?!!

I had fixed my hair and made my face
I thought we'd go out to some nice place
To celebrate. But what a crock!
The old guy has just gone to pot!

I look around for the rolling pin
To whack him where his hair is thin
He puts the morning paper down
His grin becomes a puzzled frown

"What the he___ is the matter with you??"
"And what the h___ did you plan to do?"
I have these tickets, a trip for two!!
To show you how I still Love You!!"

In an instant, he's become so handsome
Anniversary trip? well.....HERE I COME!!
It seems this man is still worth keeping
My cup overflows....IN FACT IT'S HEAPING!!

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  1. Date: 10/9/2012 7:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on your poem being featured this week, Carrie..that was fun. I had a good laugh! Hope you're well. Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 12:41:00 PM
    Great breakfast drama, Carrie. I can, in mind's eye, see the frying pan about to deliver your poor old hubby. Congrats on the selection. Love, daver

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 11:38:00 AM
    ...he's a good sweet old fellow after all!..:) nicely done, i like it. Thumbs up too!..

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 8:36:00 AM
    Congratulations so happy to read your featured poem this week Carrie. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/9/2012 1:16:00 AM
    A lovely poem,with a nice story to keep you following it through. well done, God bless you, Gordon

  1. Date: 10/7/2012 9:28:00 PM
    Love your poem Carrie! Congrats - so glad it's been featured this week becasue i got to read it :D - Shaz

  1. Date: 7/26/2008 5:52:00 PM
    Never underestimate the "Old Man." It's 43 in January for us. Whenever she reiminds me by asking Do you know what January 8th is? I say yes i remember, it's Elvis' birthday. This was a great poem. Vince

  1. Date: 7/26/2008 6:14:00 AM
    Men are strange creatures. My dad never remembered their wedding anniversary, but always remembered the day they got engaged and made it special for my mother. I really enjoyed this poem. Well done. Regards Heidie

  1. Date: 7/25/2008 10:00:00 AM
    enjoyed reading this brought a smile, and thank you for your comments on my poem.

  1. Date: 7/25/2008 5:27:00 AM
    Ah, you see, always to judge us men hastily LOL Excellent and funny imagery and I'm sure that there are many, men and women, that forget. I for one never have. Love the rhyme and the read. Michael

  1. Date: 7/25/2008 4:02:00 AM
    Lucky lady, you got yourself a good one! My husband still can't even remember my birthday and I won't even say how many years we've been married! This was so enjoyable. Have a wonderful trip and happy anniversary! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 7/24/2008 7:33:00 PM
    I like this poem. Really speaks to the way we can think things are one way, but then they show their real colors. "Even fools who keep their mouths shut are perceived wise" Keep writing!!