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Maggie
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PostPosted: Friday, 13 May 2011, 9:03 AM    Post subject: Friday the Thirteenth Reply with quote

Friday the Thirteenth
(Thanks to my daughter for writing the first stanza.)

Friday the thirteenth
is not going well.
Looks like it may be
the day from hell.

Ants invaded the kitchen
and have formed a line.
The creepy, crawley critters
send chills down my spine.

The meat that is thawed
for tonight's beef stew
has a suspicious odor
and a color quite blue.

I went off my diet
and am mad at myself.
Ate half a cheese ball
and stale crackers from the shelf.

My horoscope said
the day would be auspicious,
but it didn't mention
stale crackers being delicious.

Tomorrow is Saturday.
I hope it is better,
but the forecast calls
for rainy, chilly weather.

I might just try
another gin and tonic.
It's good for insect bites
and the plague bubonic.

Peggy

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PostPosted: Friday, 13 May 2011, 9:23 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Peggy,

This is just delightful, I REALLY like it muchly. You never cease to amaze me, with your wonderful sense of humor.
I hope most of it isn't true, if it is you really are in a stew. Rolling Eyes


Joyful Jan happy7 laughing4 wav laughing4 happy7

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PostPosted: Friday, 13 May 2011, 9:55 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much, Jan, for reading. No very little if any of it is true, I just felt in a funny, quirky mood.

Peggy

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PostPosted: Friday, 13 May 2011, 10:16 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Peggy,

I am glad to hear it's not true, but it was fun to read. I was born on the thirteenth day of the month. I just wish it had been on a Friday, but doggone it, it wasn't. It was on a Wednesday. Oh pooh, that was no fun.


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PostPosted: Friday, 13 May 2011, 10:21 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

But your birthday sometimes falls on Friday, so you can still make a joke about it now and then.

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PostPosted: Friday, 13 May 2011, 10:31 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

I never thought about that. I guess once every 7 years it would have to. You just cheered me up. Thanks for that, my friend. I'll be sure to remember that the next time it falls on a Friday. It won't be this year, this year it will be on a Tuesday. That means it will be on a Friday in 3 1/3 years. Wink


Blessings Jan Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Saturday, 14 May 2011, 0:20 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ooohh Peggy wat an adorable little poem? I loved it n there's such humor in it. It's cute, really cute n Jan's comment is even cuter!! Imagine wanting ur birthday 2 fall on Friday the 13th? Jan is always coming up with wierd thoughts like when she had her hair in pink and she came up with this poem on Conk a pink dinosaur!!! That was absolutely hillarious!!
Maybe Jan when ur next birthday falls on Friday the 13th, I think u shld have ur hair in pink n come up with a sequel to Conk's poem...how about that?
Aaaww, this is so fun n thanks 4 sharing Peggy n Jan. Take care and God bless!!

Luv always,
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PostPosted: Saturday, 14 May 2011, 4:42 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Peggy, what a wonderful poem, guarenteed to put a smile on someones face, expec. if they have had days like this.

Like Jan, my birthday also falls on the 13th of a month, so every few years I enjoy a friday but to be honest with you, by the time 365 days have rolled around the day of the week isn't as important to me as the day of the month so I rarely remember the fridays..

again, what a delightful poem, worthy of being read to a large audience.

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PostPosted: Saturday, 14 May 2011, 6:21 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Daniel,

I'm so glad you like the poem!!! Most of it is fabrication and I'm rusty on humor, but maybe it'll pass muster. I was trying to copy some of Irma Bombeck's style. Used to read her a lot. Are you familiar with her stuff? Her most well-known title was "The Grass is Always Greener over the Septic Tank."

I'm putting a book of poems together, and I'm considering putting this one in at the last minute. It's tone is quite different from most of the other ones to be in the book, so I'm a bit undecided.

Again, thanks for reading and so glad you like it!!!

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PostPosted: Saturday, 14 May 2011, 10:54 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Shakela,

It is so good to hear from you!!! I always like to hear what your opinion is. I am so glad you liked the poem!!!!

Yes, Jan's comments were good, I agree!!! She is the backbone of this site, I think.

Thank you for reading and commenting!!! I appreciate it very much!!!l Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile Smile

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PostPosted: Saturday, 14 May 2011, 17:20 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

At least you didn't have to deal with machete-wielding madmen, Peggy! Shocked I had to deal with a power-outage, and certain sharp-tongued folks who made me wish I had a machete. . . .

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PostPosted: Saturday, 14 May 2011, 17:46 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about your day, Roy!!!! "Stuff" happens which we have no control over sometimes. In the past I've had to deal with punks and deliquents that ruined my days too.

Thanks for reading, Roy!!!

Peggy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Saturday, 14 May 2011, 20:49 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Oh Peggy this was delicious! I smiled as I read this and kept smiling throughout the day.. My you do have the greatest sense of humor me gal.

I saw you mention Irma Bombeck. I absolutely adored her! Read her book and most of her stuff. I think what I loved so much about her was her sense of self worth, her belief in all things as they were, yet looking at them with a slight touch of humor. Made her so special... This is a great piece and would go well in your book.. In my opinion at least.

So rock on gal.. You de best!
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PostPosted: Monday, 16 May 2011, 9:37 AM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Moonie,

Thanks for your kind words, my friend!!! We've missed you!!! Was thrilled to hear that you're a Bombeck fan too!!!

Again, we've missed you!!!! Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy

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PostPosted: Friday, 13 April 2012, 17:46 PM    Post subject: Reply with quote

Friday the thirteenth rolled around again, so I thought I'd pull this oldie up once more. Wasn't a bad day like the one in the poem, but my neighborhood did lose power for a while tonight.

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