Treasure Island

Bri Edwards


Spilling Milk..... [OOPS! ; refrigerator accident; personal]


I may have caused a great big mess.
If I knew for sure I did it, I would confess.
SOMEONE placed an open carton on its side.....
in refrigerator, and from the carton milk did slide.
I DO confess I put it on its side, but NOT so it would spill.
I wanted to blame my wife for THAT, but perhaps I need a memory pill....
to give me one of those memories of which I’ve heard ……
which allows a person to remember their life word-for-word.

I don’t like to run out of milk for my cereal or “hot” drink.
We have a full-sized refrigerator; it should be good for two, don’t you think?
TWO people that is, and, in this case, two half-gallons of milk as well.
But my wife has it crammed with stuff; the identity of some I cannot tell.
So when I’m running low on milk, I stop at the nearby grocery store.....
to buy more milk, and sometimes carrots, and bananas. Sometimes more.
I put the unopened carton of milk in “its spot” in the fridge door,
and I place almost-empty carton on its side (on other “stuff”) so it will not pour........
out.

I’ve done it before with no problem and heard no complaints.
[I guess I’m lucky to have a wife who puts on me (ha ha) few restraints.]
But a few days ago something in our kitchen went horribly wrong,
and I’ve been ordered to write a poem about it: “AND MAKE IT LONG! ”.
I guess it probably WAS my fault completely after all. Okay! I confess.
BUT, .... not trusting me with the job (I guess) , MY WIFE cleaned up the mess.

Sorry Sweetheart!

(October 15,2013)

Submitted: Friday, October 18, 2013
Edited: Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Poet's Notes about The Poem

it's all there in black and white. almost. mostly white! :)

Comments about this poem (Spilling Milk..... [OOPS! ; refrigerator accident; personal] by Bri Edwards )

Enter the verification code :

  • Poetheart Morgan (11/13/2013 8:21:00 PM)

    Hello teacher! ! ! ! Good in English but not so good in clean the mess? ? ? Oh! your wife was right. Yes, put you out of the kitchen, kakakakakaka (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh Rai (10/29/2013 8:42:00 AM)

    enjoyed your write. to blame our wife is a natural cause and finally to bow down is also a natural cause.so no matter if there be an achievement like creation of long poem. thnx for sharing. regards (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (10/28/2013 12:35:00 AM)

    I guess that you spend a great chunk of your time in the kitchen.... pondering over what to eat and drink....! ! Nothing more is needed other than your profile picture to designate you as a gourmand!
    You are not only lucky to have a wife who puts on you a few restraints and also who puts up with you......! ! ! (should I say...?) ....(Not serious)
    Thanks for your comments on my poem When Poetry Haunted me. Can't you spare a senile soul for minor lapses of spelling... you 'hawk eyed critic'?
    Enjoyed the mishap in 'white' that left your kitchen black and white! ! Ha! Ha! (Report) Reply

  • Kanav Justa (10/25/2013 9:20:00 AM)

    Hahaha.... an advice.... do all the cool stuff that your lady doesnot
    Want you to do... in the end just write a long poem.. about it... and you will be safe.. (Report) Reply

  • Danny Draper (10/21/2013 12:18:00 AM)

    There's sense in writing after spilt milk after all. You were diplomatic and did well to avoid a row, perhaps it is now an appropriate time to invest in a dairy cow? (Report) Reply

Read all 6 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  9. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

New Poems

  1. What you feel, gajanan mishra
  2. The last indulgence, Piyush Dey
  3. what you do, gajanan mishra
  4. And get everything, gajanan mishra
  5. The Workforce, James Tate
  6. To Join You, Edward Kofi Louis
  7. The real wasteland, Peter Hall
  8. Known In This Town, Edward Kofi Louis
  9. The Veil, Peter Hall
  10. You Made Me A Fool, Edward Kofi Louis

Poem of the Day

poet Robert Frost

Some say the world will end in fire,
Some say in ice.
From what I've tasted of desire
I hold with those who favor fire.
But if it had to perish twice,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Ernest G Moll

 

Member Poem

[Hata Bildir]