Beach Girl


Distractions - Poem by Beach Girl

With coffee in my right hand and papers in my left
I didn't even spill a drop, who knew I was so deft

I strolled into the garden and sat upon my bench
Happy as a lark I felt that this would be a cinch

I spread my work before me upon the cold, stone table
And thought how peaceful this would be, but then my plans unraveled

As I began to pay my bills I soon grew quite distracted
A blue jay on the old grey fence was raising quite a racket

He claimed there was a problem, with finding worms that day
I blew a kiss, said goodbye and then he flew away

Horrified I witnessed a knock down drag out fight
Between two squirrels up in a tree, oh it was quite a sight!

Ants crawled up my coffee cup and down into the pool
They swam around a little while but found it wasn't cool

Upon that cold, stone table the wind began to blow
My pencil rolled onto the ground and papers flew like snow

I ran to catch my Visa bill and also my Discover
But then I threw my hands in air and said to self, 'Why bother? '


Comments about Distractions by Beach Girl

  • Bronze Star - 2,311 Points Stephen Katona (4/27/2015 8:33:00 PM)

    Very entertaining 10/10. It reminds me of trying to study for exams outside in the summer - a few hours later you realise you're still on the same page. (Report) Reply

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  • Silver Star - 3,307 Points Darlene Walsh (4/2/2015 5:33:00 PM)

    Hi,
    I saw your poem in Bri's showcase.
    I love this poem (I also get easily distracted, there is just so much to see and imagine) , and so real life in a wonderfully imaginative way.

    Darla :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,646 Points Bri Edwards (3/29/2015 1:10:00 AM)

    Debbie, i changed my mind! this one is my favorite stanza:

    He claimed there was a problem, with finding worms that day
    I blew a kiss, said goodbye and then he flew away
    bri :) (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,646 Points Bri Edwards (3/29/2015 1:02:00 AM)

    this stanza gave me a little chuckle!

    Upon that cold, stone table the wind began to blow
    My pencil rolled onto the ground and papers flew like snow.... i think it was this one.
    - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
    my favorite stanza is:

    Horrified I witnessed a knock down drag out fight
    Between two squirrels up in a tree, oh it was quite a sight! ................... it reminds me of some 'chasing' or 'playing' i've seen squirrels doing. i also am a sucker for nice rhymes.

    DISTRACTIONS FOR SURE! ! ! ! i just did a little work with a credit card statement today; i was NOT looking forward to it. at least i had a half-eaten bowl of yummy cereal next to me on the dining table and i could turn to it for relief.

    yes, nature can be immensely beautiful, interesting, and distracting. have you ever tried to balance your budget while lounging with others at nudist camp? ? it was HARD for me there.

    i loved this poem and will love having it in my April Showcase. thanks so much! bri :)


    p.s. left/deft........wonderful! at first i wasn't sure of the definition of 'deft', but it fits perfectly.

    you didn't even try to always make a rhyme, AND apparently didn't worry if some of the rhymes weren't the 'best'. but i liked it very much. i'd rather see no rhyming or some 'imperfect' rhymes which do a nice job, than a perfectly-rhyming poem which is messy, unclear, and obviously forced.

    this HAS TO go to MyPoemList! ! shouldn't be a surprise. are you sure i didn't write this poem? ? ? (Report) Reply

  • Rookie April Hester (8/29/2013 10:01:00 PM)

    This is so cute. I giggled at (Horrified I witnessed a knock down drag out fight
    Between two squirrels up in a tree, oh it was quite a sight!) . (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 46 Points Jodie Hardy (8/27/2013 5:41:00 AM)

    Hehe that's great, xxx What a lovely your poem to distract me from my morning chores :) xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Menime Soul..'d' Ugliloner (8/19/2013 1:08:00 PM)

    Ha ha ha...nice poem...simple and a fun write. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Kevin East (8/14/2013 6:58:00 AM)

    cute stuff and original a breath of fresh air... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 8,377 Points Khairul Ahsan (8/13/2013 8:53:00 AM)

    But then I threw my hands in air and said to self, 'Why bother? '
    A perfect mood for the situation. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 34,112 Points Gajanan Mishra (5/9/2013 9:53:00 PM)

    I blew a kiss, good one, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 9, 2013

Poem Edited: Friday, May 10, 2013


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