Chuck Audette

Rookie - 59 Points (Poetry Hell, Vermont)

Another Forgotten

Poem by Chuck Audette

don't know the date
are these bills all late?
can't seem to keep track
my memory's not back
from wherever it went
what'd i do? i repent!

reminders pour in
folks much chagrinned
appointments missed
meetings dissed
left the sprinkler on
my keys again gone
my wallet misplaced
but i'll see it someplace

a string on my finger?
does nothing but linger.
wrote on my hand -
didn't help as I planned..
even calls to myself
sadly don't help

so i write real quick
while the words still stick
but it's growing worse
this wretched curse
these amnesia blues
what can i do?
and why and who?
and, uhm..
What the heck...
was I... asking you?


Comments about Another Forgotten by Chuck Audette

  • Tracy CraigheadTracy Craighead (2/26/2016 1:18:00 AM)

    This is the ADHD talking. I lose everything, I have piles of mail...unopened. I ran over my cell phone because i left it on the bumper of my car. I am so happy that I am not alone.(Report)Reply

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  • Adeline FosterAdeline Foster (2/28/2014 1:47:00 PM)

    Worth all the guffaws that are forthcoming. Read mine - Indebted -
    Adeline(Report)Reply

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  • Walterrean Salley (8/9/2012 9:12:00 PM)

    Hahaha. Strangely, this seems to be a way of life lately. Thanks Chuck.(Report)Reply

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  • Karen Sinclair (7/16/2012 3:10:00 PM)

    lol...there is something beautiful and funny in this also the opposite, sad and sinister. my memories shot since i lost my sister and im terrible at loosing things, my car keys i dropped at the supermarket till today and didnt realise for several hours...im into triple checking now...thanks chuck for sharing(Report)Reply

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  • Ruth Walters (10/8/2009 3:47:00 PM)

    haha enjoyed this poem and can relate to it too. I once left my keys in the front door lock all night! It's a wonder I didn't get burgled? Thank goodness I was lucky eh.

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  • Beth L Adams (1/6/2008 11:41:00 AM)

    LOL! Chuck, we all suffer from this amnesia on occasions. You've expressed it with wonderful wit, as always! Have a great Sunday! Beth(Report)Reply

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  • Barry Van Allen (4/17/2007 11:07:00 PM)

    Chuck,
    Too much truth involved here - - -
    and it doesn't matter what I say,
    if nobody is remembering - - -
    ... when are you sending me my money? :)

    B.V.A.(Report)Reply

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  • Not a member No 4 (3/19/2007 4:59:00 PM)

    Remind me to keep an eye out for that Brian Dorn guy! ! Hey, I like this too. You're a wise, funny, honest and very talented poet. jim(Report)Reply

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  • alice sunderland (11/9/2006 11:49:00 AM)

    amnesia - the food of the gods! (isnt it?)(Report)Reply

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  • Careful with that dogma, my karma might hit it . (11/2/2006 9:42:00 AM)

    Hey that was............er.............um...............you know................wasn't it?
    Ez(Report)Reply

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  • Nalini Hebbar (6/22/2006 11:36:00 AM)

    i liked this one very much...your name is charles...you have 114 poems on PH...before you forget about PH...poems...and my bills...just reminding(Report)Reply

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  • Eman H (6/14/2006 9:31:00 AM)

    Heh; D nice one.. Ummm did i say something? can't remember........................: P(Report)Reply

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  • Brian DornBrian Dorn (5/5/2006 11:51:00 PM)

    You were asking me about that money I loaned you...
    Brian(Report)Reply

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  • Mary Naylor (3/26/2006 3:33:00 PM)

    I loved your funny poem! Right now I'm searching to find a list of things I musn't
    forget to do.(Report)Reply

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  • Esther Leclerc (3/21/2006 6:13:00 PM)

    Haw haw hawww, I hear ya, Bud! (My preferred method: writing on my hand) . Well-written and expressed, very funny but also kind of sweet take on the effects of brain cell death! More. Esther : ](Report)Reply

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  • Duncan Wyllie (3/13/2006 4:42:00 PM)

    Oh yes, I know this feeling only too well Charles and you have portrayed it brilliantly.Love Duncan(Report)Reply

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  • Gina Onyemaechi (2/14/2006 3:57:00 PM)

    Yeah, I'm laughing, how can I not be? : -) Warmly, Gina.(Report)Reply

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  • Martha Shaw (2/14/2006 3:21:00 PM)

    that poem made me smile. i needed it good job(Report)Reply

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  • Joy Vanderhelm (1/8/2006 5:05:00 PM)

    Very clever and witty. I like this take on what my grandmother likes to call 'senior moments'.(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, May 17, 2005

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 20, 2007