Treasure Island

Kelly Seale

(12-17-1958 / Norfolk, Va. USA)

'WHat's Next? '

My wife called me at work, said the fridge just died,
And I couldn’t repress a smile,
As hard as I tired.
You see, My Jeep’s got a brake leak, and there’s something wrong with the tire,
My son was playing with matches, and almost set the house on fire.
The computer crashed yet again, I dropped my wedding ring down the sink,
The trash bag broke, on the way out the door,
Spilling left-over slaw and chicken bones,
All over the floor.
The swamp-cooler isn’t cool,
There are spider’s on the wall,
There’s a hole in the pool,
And let me tell you, that’s not all.
I just cleaned up three piles,
From the dog that never barked,
I got a ticket on my windshield,
From the other day when I double parked.
There’s just so many things I have to deal with,
All jumbled up in my head, and to top it all off,
The bank account is in the red.
So that’s why I had to smile to myself when my wife called and said,
Oh, did I tell you…the refrigerator’s gone dead.
What’s Next?

Submitted: Saturday, June 22, 2013
Edited: Saturday, June 22, 2013

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  • Alla Simone (6/27/2013 11:20:00 AM)

    Well that's life. We have to make an effort to be resilient and humorous and roll with the punches. You seem to do that well. I'm still mastering the art. Thanks for making me smile. (Report) Reply

  • Alla Simone (6/27/2013 10:59:00 AM)

    Well that's life. We have to make an effort to be resilient with a sense of humor, and roll with the punches. You seem to do that well. I'm still mastering the art, lol. Thanks for making me smile: -) . (Report) Reply

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