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

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

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  • 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

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