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The Day My Life Went Whacko

The day my life went whacko, I woke up bumfuzzled. To this day, I can’t tell you why I was so puzzled. First I put instant oatmeal in my coffee maker; I made sure I selected my favorite, Quaker! Then I poured in some milk and a handful of raisins. I presumed on a yummy treat I’d soon be grazin’. What I ended up with was a clogged Mr. Coffee. For my breakfast, I choked down a stale piece of toffee. Then I had to do laundry. There was no detergent and no dryer sheets. My circumstances were urgent! So I dashed off to buy all the items I needed. Then the time came to pay, and my plans were impeded. for my purse was at HOME. I had no cards or money. When I watch silly sitcoms, I find such scenes funny! On my way to retrieve my purse, I got two tickets. from a smirking patrolman who said, “Ma’am, please click it! And your license?” “At home, sir.” I took my citations and, attaching my seat belt, I hid my frustration till I’d driven at least half a mile. Then I hollered, quite aware I would have to pay hundreds of dollars. So preoccupied by these events, I was crying. Sitting there at a four-way stop, I began trying hard to fathom that incomprehensible scene. Was that stupid red stop sign EVER gonna turn green? written March 13, 2020, for Nina Parmenter's contest April 7, 2020, entered in Caren Krutsinger's contest placed 3rd

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Date: 4/14/2020 11:15:00 PM
Oh dear, Janice. Reminds me of the time I tried to put the iron in the refrigerator but seriously your situation is so much more upsetting - filled with frustration! I hope everythig is better. Congratulations on your win!
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 4/15/2020 7:57:00 AM
Thank the Lord, it's fiction. However, I assure that if you ever put the dishwashing liquid in the fridge, it works just as well cold! Thanks so much, Sam! Janice
Date: 4/14/2020 7:02:00 PM
This is a great I-really-shouldn't-be-laughing poem, lol. A poem a LOT of people can relate to. Loved the last line! Congrats, Janice!:-)
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 4/14/2020 8:37:00 PM
Thanks a million, Edward! Janice
Date: 4/14/2020 2:48:00 PM
Congratulations on your win in Caren’s contest, Janice. Hugs Eve
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 4/14/2020 3:02:00 PM
Thanks so much, Eve! Janice
Date: 3/15/2020 11:52:00 PM
Ha ha, “bumfuzzled” what a great word. A most enjoyable read. Thanks for your visit. Hugs Rick
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/16/2020 8:59:00 AM
Thanks so much, Richard. Janice
Date: 3/13/2020 2:30:00 PM
you've nailed this one, janice! very fast-paced and funny and, of course, perfectly rhymed as well! best of luck in the contest...
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/13/2020 7:00:00 PM
Thanks so much, Ilene! Janice
Date: 3/13/2020 7:03:00 AM
Very creative write, Janice--superb ending line--all the best.
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/13/2020 10:25:00 AM
Thanks so much, Vijay. Janice
Date: 3/13/2020 3:44:00 AM
The way things are going, better go back and get your laundry...Enjoyed the read Janice...Nice flow
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Janice Canerdy
Date: 3/13/2020 10:26:00 AM
Thanks, Arturo. Janice