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My New GPS

I had an interview last week and used my GPS.
I thought how wonderful it was, I would not have to guess.
What exits I should enter, what lefts and rights to make.
My wonderful new GPS, my trusty guide I’d take.

And so I started early so that I would not be late.
I’d waited three long weeks to get this most awaited date.
I plugged my GPS right in and put the address in.
I thought this was the greatest thing, a positive win-win.

Things were going pretty good until the mountain top.
When my new GPS caused me to make a sudden stop.
My trusty guide said ‘make a right,’ but that just could not be.
For if I was to make a right I’d crash into a tree.

Perhaps a small computer glitch and so I turned around.
My little GPS then said, ‘recalculating now.’
I drove another four more miles and got a new command.
This time the new directions took me to a swampy land.

Now what the heck was I to do, at that point I was lost.
To miss my chance for a new job was a tremendous cost.
And so I turned around again, I’d never be on time.
Across the bridge and up another mountain I must climb.

That’s when my GPS said keep on going ten miles straight.
Unfortunately, that road took me to another state.
Needless to say, I didn’t make it to my interview.
Now I just do Map Quest because my guide and I are through.


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  1. Date: 6/10/2012 6:19:00 AM
    Great one, Samia! How funny and unfortunate for this mis-leading GPS! Contact the manufacturer or update it with your computer. Mine has free downloadable maps every so often....Oh I love this funny story-telling rhyme..Savin' it for my treasure trove..(typo at the beginning...and used MY GPS). Thanks for congratulating me-That was my contest and I wanted Carolyn to be able to print all the entries for a momento. That's why I put myself at HM. :) Gwendolen

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 6/10/2012 6:25:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Gwendolen, Thank you very much. I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for letting me know about the typo. I had only read a few of Carolyn's poems and the contest gave me a chance to know her through her poetry. She is so gifted. That contest was a great way of acknowledging someone's talent. :)
  1. Date: 5/9/2012 9:08:00 PM
    hahaha, I bet this is based at least a small part on truth!! Good and funny!!

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/10/2012 11:53:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It sure is Andrea! LOL Thank you.
  1. Date: 5/6/2012 3:21:00 PM
    lol..... good one Samia... love it. - Did you find the road back home? - Have a lovely new week. - oxox Anne-Lise

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/7/2012 4:45:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Anne Lise, Yes, but too late to do me much good! LOL You have a great week too! :)
  1. Date: 5/5/2012 8:33:00 AM
    this is really quite funny Samia. .lots of laughs..we need a GPS for our GPS..Joseph

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/5/2012 8:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hey Joseph, You know that's what I was thinking! LOL Thank you! :)
  1. Date: 5/5/2012 8:27:00 AM
    Haha....enjoyed the funny poem very much Samia.

    Arroyo Avatar Samia Ali Arroyo
    Date: 5/5/2012 8:38:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi kash poet, I'm so glad it gave you a chuckle! Thank you ...Samia