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While you were out

While you were out I started to think.
I thought so hard that it drove me to drink.
I drank so much that I fell on the floor 
And when I got up I fell through the door. 
I rolled off the porch and into the grass
And onto a nail that stuck in my ass.
I screamed in horror as I ran for the house 
And as I ran in I tripped on a mouse.
As I was flying all up in the air 
I landed atop my wife’s favorite chair.
The chair was now broken and fell to the floor 
at the same moment that she walked through the door. 
When I woke up I was outside my home 
and staring right into the face of a gnome.
So if you ever sit down to think 
don’t ever let it drive you to drink.

Copyright © Terry Burns

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  1. Date: 5/14/2013 3:58:00 AM
    lol njoyed this. keeps the person going :)

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 3:41:00 PM
    A very witty and creative poem. Love the humor and thanks for the chuckle :)

  1. Date: 5/10/2013 9:09:00 PM
    Terry :-) I'm taking this moment to wish you an early Happy Mother's day. Just in case, I can't hang around the soup past Saturday Night. May you enjoy all the blessings a mother engraves in our hearts. About your poem: a very tough situation, when one over thinks. my heavy thinking drives me to write... so that is a good thing... thank you for sharing...LINDA

  1. Date: 5/7/2013 5:24:00 AM
    - A skilled poem Terry, really - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 6:55:00 PM
    WOW... LOL... Amazing piece.

  1. Date: 5/6/2013 5:10:00 PM
    hahaha. Entertaining poetry, Terry. Nice one. :)