Jaishree Nair


A Day When Everything Went Wrong - Poem by Jaishree Nair

Got up
On the wrong side of the bed;
Feeling of foreboding;
Trifle uncomfortable;
Shrugged aside nonchalantly.

Started my routine;
Dropped a glass
Had to clean the mess!

Missed the bus;
Caught an auto;
Reached half an hour late!
Explanation given;
Started my job,
Spilled ink on the register;
Again explanation-
And correction! !

Forgot my ID card;
A black mark given!
Nagging feeling of wrong side
Crept up again and again!
Waved away the thought.

Had to reach home early,
Ran down the stairs,
Slipped and landed with a thud.
Took me to the hospital
Hair line fracture-
X-ray revealed.

Reached home in time;
For the party-
But alas! ! could not party! !

So; I pledged myself-
Never to get up on the wrong side of the bed;
Come what may! ! !

Topic(s) of this poem: reality


Comments about A Day When Everything Went Wrong by Jaishree Nair

  • Mehta Hasmukh Amathalal (6/23/2015 8:59:00 PM)


    ... nice poem with narration forgetful nature
    sometime assures
    wrong in place of right
    and cause situation tight
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  • Akhtar Jawad (3/23/2015 2:30:00 AM)


    I too have experienced when it starts going against me, so many events go against me...............10
    But the poetess has nicely described this fact in an unique and singular style.
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  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/7/2015 8:01:00 AM)


    Jaishree, the fault was not getting out on the wrong side of the bed. I had my foot fractured - as you say hairline. My wife wanted to accompany me to the hospital to throw her weight around. I said nothing doing. Got into the car, Drove myself, refused to take the wheelchair the docs offered; it is all well again. Cheers Jaishree while you go with a 10....from me. Keep writing good poetry that uplift the mood and help us fight the odds. (Report) Reply

  • Edward Kofi Louis (3/6/2015 3:30:00 AM)


    All the days are not equal. Nice piece of work. Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

    E.K.L.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 6, 2015

Poem Edited: Sunday, March 8, 2015


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