elysabeth faslund

Rookie (11/23/49 / Thibodaux. Louisiana)

Feel Lucky? Be Thankful For...(Humor) - Poem by elysabeth faslund

Not having a train run over you,
In the last week...
Your wolf eating your chicken,
You don't have to feed him again...
You don't have to wear pantyhose,
To make the new shoes comfortable...

A friend who drops in with a
CARTON of cigarettes for you...
Calling ANY business and
Getting a human voice...
Getting that human voice, and
They speak English clearly...
Going to a high-end hair salon,
And they DON'T screw-up...
Going to that '.com' site,
And you DON'T find a match...
Writing a love letter and it
Isn't returned proof-read...

Going to your barber shop, and
Your barber says nothing of the bald spot...
Eating a baloney sandwich,
Then finding a twenty in an old pocket...
Sliding into that tight pair of jeans, and
NOT finding a rip in the hip seam...
Having your gorgeous convertible
Start the FIRST time...
Listening to a brand new, favorite cd
And it doesn't SKIP...

Drinking your favorite beer,
And it's Arctic cold...
Waiting for that train to pass,
And it's five cars long...
Calling ANY business, and
You know your party's extension...
Losing weight, and
Needing a bigger bra size...
Gazing into your closets, and
Knowing you need NOTHING for 40 years...
Having a husband who only shows
His faults when you're shopping, alone...




This writer has a ton of these,
But she chooses to stop NOW...


Comments about Feel Lucky? Be Thankful For...(Humor) by elysabeth faslund

  • (6/17/2007 1:23:00 PM)

    I really like this whole poem.You have touched in a funny and clever way on so many truths....My favorite>>>>> has to be>>>>>'Getting Someone Who Speaks English.' Why, because every company, even the local newspaper now, routes you to another country and you can't understand a word they are saying to you or there's a time delay so words of both overlap....AH...Isn't life grand.? ..Today another Irk, going to club to sun and swim, and now it's about to rain, , , end of that story..............great write! (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Sunday, June 17, 2007

Poem Edited: Saturday, March 12, 2011


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