Get Your Premium Membership

A GENUINE EXCUSE

Poet's Notes
(Show)

Become a Premium Member and post notes and photos about your poem like JAN ALLISON.


Sam slept through his alarm once again So dashed to catch the commuter train But today he is fine ‘Autumn leaves’ block the line He’s off the hook … his boss can’t complain! 2nd June 2016

Copyright © | Year Posted 2016




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment
Date: 6/5/2016 10:19:00 AM
This leaves me wondering about the elephant on the road! :) Sorry for the late comment, I was being held hostage by a terrorist!
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/5/2016 4:13:00 PM
ha ha ha on two levels there:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 6/5/2016 8:07:00 AM
A little twist in events is always interesting. Good job.
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/5/2016 4:12:00 PM
Thanks James:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 6/4/2016 8:55:00 AM
Such a wonderful limerick my dear friend, Jan. Thanks for sharing and the smiles! My pleasure and honor to read one of your precious gems today. More blessings and have a happy weekend! love lots and hugs, GL
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/4/2016 10:09:00 AM
Thanks for the lovely comment:-) have a wonderful weekend:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/3/2016 9:33:00 AM
Hahahahah. For once the man has an honest to God excuse for being late... hopefully is boss is gonna believe him :) Great write Jan, really enjoyed it. Hugs, Angie
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/3/2016 9:34:00 AM
Thanks Angie - so lovely to see you my friend hope life is treating you fine:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 6/3/2016 5:46:00 AM
What a delightful way to miss work! Such a lovely Limerick dear, Jan!
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/3/2016 7:09:00 AM
LOl Demetrios - i have looked at some excuses for being late for work but the elephant one I found hilarious:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/2/2016 11:17:00 PM
Love it!
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/3/2016 3:39:00 AM
Thanks Mike:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 6/2/2016 7:37:00 PM
ha. Autumn leaves. Well, it's more believable than the elephant, my funny friend!!
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/3/2016 3:39:00 AM
LOL Andrea - it is a genuine excuse the leave now if only I could find and elephant on the Island lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/2/2016 2:38:00 PM
Excellently done my lovely friend. Once boss himself was in the same track, so he has knowledge about that. Nice limerick. Loved always, bl
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/2/2016 2:40:00 PM
Thanks so much BL:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 6/2/2016 1:08:00 PM
Nice one Jan...any excuse to avoid work
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/2/2016 2:14:00 PM
We still have steam trains here Tim that is the only form of train we have - I still adore hearing the whistle from the nearby station:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/2/2016 12:30:00 PM
Yeh...and I happen to be the boss....wait till I finish sweeping all those leaves..he's not getting away scot free!! ~ Such a pleasant limerick, Jan; why not double it and include the elephant in the process! hugs // paul
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/2/2016 12:35:00 PM
I could do a second poem Paul - I found the picture after I had written the poem when i was looking images for excuses for being late - that one really tickled me lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/2/2016 11:12:00 AM
Very clever, and very true, wonderful limerick Jan.
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/2/2016 11:26:00 AM
Thanks Harry I have actually heard of trains being delayed because of leaves on the line - not quite sure the elephant story would work quite as well lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/2/2016 9:25:00 AM
Can we rent this elephant! lol...very funny! Jan...the only thing is who is going to clean the poop! lol...^WW^
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/2/2016 11:24:00 AM
LOL ^WW^ I write poop I don't want to clear up any more mess lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 6/2/2016 9:22:00 AM
Lol many people have different excuses for being late. This was an interesting one to read. Great work.
Login to Reply
ALLISON Avatar
JAN ALLISON
Date: 6/2/2016 11:23:00 AM
I wrote the poem then found the pic of the elephant - wish I'd seen it earlier and maybe the poem would have turned out differently :-) hugs Jan xx