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
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Written on 2023-02-18 at 14:16

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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.

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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.

Alan J Ripley The PoetBay support member heart!
A delightful read Helen
Regards Alan

josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Delightfully enjoyable; well done, Helen