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Don't bother me right now, dear -- I have to watch the game

Don't bother me right now, dear -- I have to watch the game! /center>
The pipe beneath the kitchen sink has sprung a nasty leak, But he's afraid the plumber will label him a geek; And he won't leave the t.v. to even take a peek. She calls for him to help her, but the answer's still the same: "I really don't have time, dear; I've got to watch the game!" Their anniversary has come again, and she's putting on the heat. Going out for dinner would really be a treat -- Yet just to leave his t.v. for him's a pointless feat. She's asked him and she's begged him, but the answer's still the same: "You'll have to go alone, dear; I've got to watch the game!" She hears the ringing of the phone, and answers it to hear, "Your mother's had a stroke, and she will die, we fear." But when she yells the news in, he says, "Get me a beer." She's putting on her overcoat when she hears him call her name: "You'll have to go alone, dear; I've got to watch the game!" Then one day, he hears sirens, sounding very near, But since he's watching t.v. and sucking on a beer, When the roof falls on him, he doesn't even hear. For as the house is burning, he has to bear the blame: He ignored the smoke and fumes so he could watch the game. POTPOURRI, February, 1992

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Date: 5/15/2020 5:42:00 PM
I enjoyed. This coulda been me! If they didn't win, "wait 'til next year!"
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Date: 5/12/2020 7:10:00 AM
Well, I hope whom ever was playing won (lol) Amusing write my friend. Thanks for the visit. Stay well through these crazy times. All the best...Charlie
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Date: 3/28/2019 10:09:00 PM
Welcome to Poetry Soup, Jim. I enjoyed this poem so much, as it is more true today than ever before! It is like you had a prophecy when you wrote it.
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