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Bed Linen Blues

To the wall, to that hard-to-reach corner I bend
That's right! (you old son-of-a gun!)
Now work your way backward, down to the foot-end
First things first, get the worst of it done!

Ya know, it’s like life! There's a lesson to learn
How SIMPLE, yet DEEP can it be?
I reap what I sow and I'm... paid what I earn??
Thank you lord! I finally see!!

...Uh-oh, wait a minute, there's some kinda' glitch
Something’s wrong, something just-does-not-match
The damn things' on SIDEWAYS, you SON of a b***h!
Now you gotta' start over from scratch!!

See, the short end's too short and the long end's too wide
(Just relax, stay focused, get it right!)
Aw, screw the whole thing!! Ain't no skin off MY hide!!
(Sh-t, just sleep on the couch tonight)

***Edited version of a previous post (Writer's block remedy)

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  1. Date: 1/14/2014 12:28:00 PM
    Tim, ------ ~ Did you really think I'd leave without stopping by to say Good-bye. Never, Muwahahahaha! Why the word alone sounds -forever and difficult. LOL, I love this place and the poets. A couple of soup friends and I are taking a short vacation. REMEMBER! The Best Thing About Leaving is the "RETURN." I will leave in good faith, in hopes you don't forget me, and you are looking forward in having me visit you and your poems in the future. HAHA, I will bring a new me when I return. "I Can't wait to see you again:) If you ever want me to read a certain poem or you wish to say hi... Drop by my E-Mail Address. :) Sincerely yours ~Always & Forever~ The Sweet Poet Destroyer

  1. Date: 10/26/2013 8:47:00 AM
    You, cher, think you can't write a sonnet because you don't know what it is you have already done & how a sonnet is made LOOK above each group of 4 lines is called a quatrain - see your first 12 lines? your end rhyme pattern is [a,b,a,b-c,d,c,d -e,f,e,f ] NOW what you have there is all but the last 2 lines of a Shakespearian Sonnet!! Cher! IF you ended the verse using lines 14, & 16 YOU HAVE A SONNET!!! :P Light & Love

    Guzzi Avatar Debbie Guzzi
    Date: 10/26/2013 8:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So to recoup LOL 3 quatrains [groups of 4 lines with SOME end rhyme pattern] & 1 couplet in which the last 2 words rhyme & voila a SONNET!!!
  1. Date: 7/27/2013 8:07:00 PM
    Hilarious, Tim. You're good, my friend. Thanks for a belly laugh. Licia :-)

  1. Date: 7/24/2013 5:42:00 AM
    Omg dude, this is as funny as it is true. Smiles

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 9:25:00 PM
    I knew this would be a winner.... COngrats.....Jake

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 2:24:00 PM
    Hilarious....and sheets on my bed are blue, ha,ha. Awesome write and win!

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 1:58:00 PM
    cool poem, CONGRATS, love Skat

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 11:13:00 PM
    TIM.... congratulations... from:Linda

  1. Date: 7/2/2013 6:38:00 PM
    Me, I just tear the corners off.... and it might not look pretty till you cover it with a bed spread. ...... It does cut down on the swearin'. .... I loved it..... Jake

  1. Date: 6/30/2013 9:19:00 PM
    Oh great...thanks...needed this...and have you came..across those that just have elastic all the way around yet? Just a circle? How stupid is that! Thanks Tim

  1. Date: 6/24/2013 10:29:00 AM
    Hey Tim go read my new contest info and read the blog please, I could use some help. Light & Love

  1. Date: 6/22/2013 9:07:00 AM
    SO TRUE!!!! The guy who invented fitted sheets should be shot.......!!! Did he ever try to fold one neatly, to stack on the shelf in the linen closet??? Heck no !!!! LOL !! Can't be done!!

  1. Date: 6/20/2013 12:46:00 AM
    Certainly you have brought a smile on my face so broad, That all can see as I walk down the road! Life is like that as well. Isn't it? Great work! I mean the ...poem!

  1. Date: 6/19/2013 4:28:00 PM
    Those sheets can be a pain sometimes..tommorrow I have to change some oh joy..Enjoyed reading your version..Thanks for the visit to my work..Your comments are uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 6/18/2013 7:49:00 AM
    Lol..Very funny-When i want to read somethinh which makes me feel good and put a smie on my face..right here reading your verse or one of mamdy's blog is my place.Tnks forsharing:)

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 6:50:00 PM
    Tim, I'm still laughing while writing this comment. Thank goodness I stopped by to read this GEM. It's nice to read an up-beat poem. One that gives you a deep belly laugh. I hope the sofa is comfortable. Have a wonderful weekend. Warm Smiles (giggle), Connie

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 12:59:00 PM
    i can see myself in this raking, grating piece, tim.. you outdid yourslef and hit the roof with such wired yet descriptive images.. sooo real and amazing.. hope you're off the block!...:) huggs

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 8:26:00 AM
    Tim, it's quite a job describing little frustrations of daily life, you have done a great job of it!!

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 7:09:00 AM
    Hahaha this gave me such a great laugh this morning... Thank you for that, Tim!

  1. Date: 6/14/2013 6:18:00 AM
    Haha...that's pure entertainment, Tim...