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Next Week I'm Turning Sensible - Contest

“Next week I’m turning sensible!” she squeals,
“I’ll chat through home improvements without fear
with builders! I will plan my weekly meals
and exercise! My worktops will be clear,
my do-list will be done - and disappear!

I’ll keep things folded! I will have a share
portfolio and drive a plug-in car,
and clean my shoes and match my underwear!”
She smiles a wistful smile, gaze set afar...
“Please don’t,” I say, ”I like you as you are.”



12 August 2019
For English Quintain Contest
Janice Canerdy 


Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 9/8/2019 1:26:00 PM
We do tend to make promises to ourselves we never keep. I am trying to only do the most important tasks I loved this one Nina. Very deserving of your wonderful win! Congratulations! : ) xxoo
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/8/2019 2:46:00 PM
I have learnt not to speak my inner resolutions out loud Connie, that way if I manage one or two, I’ve won! Thank you very much for your kind comment :-)
Date: 9/8/2019 10:02:00 AM
I love this one. But who would make all those resolutions ANYway!!! Very well done, Nina. the ending was awesome. Congratulations
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/8/2019 10:38:00 AM
I kinda do most weeks lol! Well, not about the share portfolio and the plug in car but pretty much the rest. This is really me reminding myself that hey, do I want to be that person?! Thank you Andrea :-)
Date: 9/7/2019 10:30:00 PM
Nina, thank you for your GREAT entry. Congratulations on your win. Janice
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 9/8/2019 12:15:00 AM
Ah thank you Janice! You always to great ones for me, so glad you liked this one!
Date: 8/16/2019 4:44:00 PM
That's how goddesses talk to mere mortals. Alas, the mortals don't notice your divinity because you speak in prose in family life. How about an iambic pentameter, goddess?)
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/16/2019 4:53:00 PM
Oh I do speak in IP! O, pray thee, lay the table, filthsome child... They just turn back to the PlayStation and roll their eyes... Thanks Kurt, you make me laugh!
Date: 8/15/2019 1:23:00 PM
Perfect people can be so tiresome!
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/16/2019 4:51:00 PM
They are a drain on my brain. I try not to notice them!
Date: 8/13/2019 1:04:00 AM
Love and FAV this!! I didn't manage to "turn sensible" this week, either.... So, thanks for the comforting ending! ;)
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Rhona McFerran
Date: 8/13/2019 1:16:00 AM
Not to worry... I'm a hopeless case! ;D
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/13/2019 1:08:00 AM
Ah there’s always next week... but yes, be warned, if you do, you will no longer be one of my people lol!
Date: 8/12/2019 10:22:00 PM
We do this to ourselves...all the time.
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/13/2019 12:45:00 AM
Well I certainly do! I am a child of very sensible parents and am quite cross I didn’t turn out that way lol!
Date: 8/12/2019 9:47:00 PM
Oooh! I really like this one …. And perhaps there's a foreshadowing too in the title. (NEXT week...). Nicely done, Nina! :) gw
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Nina Parmenter
Date: 8/13/2019 12:44:00 AM
Yes, I say this kind of thing to myself all the time... next week never comes! Thanks a Gershon!