Whatcha Doin' There?

One gal went to the kitchen
Three times today
To get a glass of water
And chase that thirst away

But she got sidetracked
And in awhile
Thought her head
Was gone a mile

Oh, a slight bit of forgetful
Would drive you to drink
That tall glass of water- waiting
in the kitchen, by the sink...

Second gal working on file
No time to spare-
Entered another room
to get something, When back
oops, file missing- asked,
"Did I take file with me
And leave it in there?"

Third gal, when off to our house
A something she was to bring
Still sits in her 'frig, or on washer
Poor forgotten thing...

Drives you batty, goodness knows
Forgetums 'Ding-a-ling' dandies-
When the head goes...




Poetry by Helen Paquin
Read 98 times
star mini Editors' choice
Written on 2023-02-18 at 14:16

dott Save as a bookmark (requires login)
dott Write a comment (requires login)
dott Send as email (requires login)
dott Print text


Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
I love this one. Itís very relatable. I enjoy the clever use of colloquial words as an expression of her forgetfulness of mind.
2023-02-27


Editorial Team The PoetBay support member heart!
Your poem has been chosen to be featured on the home page of PoetBay. Thank you for posting on our poetry website!
2023-02-27


D G Moody The PoetBay support member heart!
Ding-a-ling' dandies. I loved this summing up; and the poem spoke to me of how we forget, and forget that we have forgotten.
2023-02-19


Alan J Ripley The PoetBay support member heart!
A delightful read Helen
Regards Alan
2023-02-18


josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Delightfully enjoyable; well done, Helen
2023-02-18