Mark Bratlie


Expectations - Poem by Mark Bratlie

The cat I trained my very own self
To go in the litter box
But once in awhile I'm hit with surprise
By a brown splotch on my sox

It seems that things are always the same
Right up until they're not
Life events are easy to forecast
Right up until they're not

I sometimes pull a joke on my wife
Because she's a very good sport
But once in awhile I'm caught off my guard
By her quite unexpected retort

It seems that things are always the same
Right up until they're not
Life events are easy to forecast
Right up until they're not

We fully expect a driver to stop
When approaching a light that's red
But if we relax we just might wake up
Lying stiff in a hospital bed

It seems that things are always the same
Right up until they're not
Life events are easy to forecast
Right up until they're not

When using the phone to get some advice
We'd like the voice of a human being
But more often than not the answer is made
By a digitized metal machine

It seems that things are always the same
Right up until they're not
Life events are easy to forecast
Right up until they're n


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 6, 2013


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