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A Good Plan Gone Bad









This is a response to Magpie Tales prompt # 60 which is the image above.


Water, water everywhere

And I have hit the skids

My wife is at the day spa

And I’m stuck with the kids

At the time I purchased it

It seemed a clever plan

Harmless little birthday gift

I bought for Mary Ann

I almost had forgotten

(You guys know how that goes)

And when it finally hit me

My poor heart nearly froze

Thank the lord for Mastercard

And thanks for iPads too

All I did was point and click

And bid my cares adieu

Ah, but all the best laid plans

Like mine have gone astray

Raining cats and dogs out there

Kids can’t go out and play

They are into every thing

The house… an awful mess

Noise is just unbearable

And I am in distress

Please come home my Mary Ann

My head’s about to blow

Is it like this every day?

My god, I didn’t know!

  1. thingy
    April 4, 2011 at 2:37 PM


    And yes, it is.

  2. April 4, 2011 at 3:04 PM

    Oh my and I think perhaps it is…

  3. April 4, 2011 at 4:24 PM

    Nicely done 🙂 🙂
    Short Poems

  4. Helen
    April 4, 2011 at 5:13 PM

    Oh yeah … each and every single, solitary, thankless day.

  5. April 4, 2011 at 5:18 PM

    I hate to laugh, but uh….yeah…it is. Day spa…..what a sweet gift for the wife!

  6. Elaine
    April 4, 2011 at 6:12 PM

    So now you know the view from this side. What a fun write that was!

  7. April 4, 2011 at 6:24 PM

    Good rhyming, good meter. Enjoyable.

  8. Lyn
    April 4, 2011 at 9:06 PM

    A lesson well learned..you did this so well!!

  9. DebbyMcC
    April 4, 2011 at 9:48 PM

    Haha! I’m sure you’ll survive =-) This was a fun one.

  10. April 4, 2011 at 10:28 PM

    That’s hilarious and well-done… love the rhyme and rhythm (and yes, it probably is like that most days).

  11. April 4, 2011 at 11:53 PM

    hahha! enjoyed it .. and the rhyme too..

    Here’s my Magpie

  12. April 5, 2011 at 1:12 AM

    Ha! Yes! Every. Day. All. Day. What a fun read!

  13. earlybird
    April 5, 2011 at 1:28 AM

    Made me laugh. Thanks. Yes – a lot of days were like that…

  14. April 5, 2011 at 2:35 AM

    a the vengeance of the rain! funny and clever poem

  15. April 5, 2011 at 2:42 AM

    That was great fun, and nicely rhyming.

  16. April 5, 2011 at 2:57 AM

    thanks for these brilliant poems they really act like tonic.

    just loved it, its one of the best humour poems i have ever read. 🙂
    handling more than one child at a time can drive anyone insane- believe me.

  17. April 5, 2011 at 8:53 AM

    What a fun post and to answer your question. Yes it is like that every day but your lovely Mary Ann is a professional. Enjoyed this post very much!


  18. April 5, 2011 at 1:46 PM

    Laugh out Loud!!
    This was super- fun.. clever rhyming made it easy to read!

  19. April 5, 2011 at 2:31 PM

    Clever one. Thanks for the smiles.

  20. April 5, 2011 at 5:33 PM

    Fun, LOL work. Good stuff!

  21. April 6, 2011 at 5:50 AM

    Lovely – I’m still smiling! Kids!

    Anna :o]

  22. Trellissimo
    April 6, 2011 at 8:33 AM

    Let’s hope he’s learned his lesson. Nice, easy flowing verses. Thanks

  23. April 6, 2011 at 11:39 AM

    Welcome to our world! And thanks for noticing the Alice in Wonderland quote. I love that book-so many good quotes!

  24. April 7, 2011 at 8:22 PM

    fun word play on water,
    true and cool..

  25. April 8, 2011 at 11:40 PM

    What fun! And I’m betting your wife will love it!

  26. Deb
    April 10, 2011 at 1:22 PM

    I so enjoyed this light verse, so full of life!

  27. April 12, 2011 at 3:20 PM

    Sounds like any other day to me…

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