Micro-Poem (No.4) Not a Happy Camper

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Not A Happy Camper.

by John Hansen © 2013

My son is so excited

To camp is his desire.

I send him off to fetch some wood

So we can light the fire.

Night is falling quickly

The day is almost spent.

Before the light's completely gone

I have to pitch the tent.

I skim through the instructions

I've never camped before.

Struggling with the pegs and ropes

As rain begins to pour.

"I give up, it's just too hard

I'm freezing and I'm wet".

I let the tent fall to the ground,

And back in the car I get.



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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

lol sounds like something I'd do LOL


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FlourishAnyway 2 years ago from USA

I am not a camper either. If there's no bed and no electricity, I am at the nearest hotel. It's so important to know your strengths. Camping isn't mine.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Haha Frank and FlourishAnyway,

I think you are either suited to camping or you are not. We went camping during our honeymoon and were caught in the middle of record rainfall...had to pack up the tent and leave early, then the car got bogged.


Rayne123 2 years ago

Good poem

You are talented at writing mini poems. If I try I seem to have no closure.

Laurie


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Mary McShane 2 years ago from Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Jodah, I loved this poem! It flowed so nicely with rhyme and meter. As for the subject matter, I'm not a camper either - happy or otherwise. lol


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JayeWisdom 2 years ago from Deep South, USA

I like this poem--the topic, rhythm and humor all contribute to its success.

I went camping several times when my children were young, but never really enjoyed it. I'm not the "back to nature" type. Like FlourishAnyway, I always preferred comfort to roughing it. That's why I could relate to your poem. I visualized myself struggling to assemble a tent in the rain. Haha.

Voted Up and Funny

Jaye


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Laurie, I was just throwing around a few words and came up with one of these by accident, liked the result, so kept them coming. Thanks for your comment.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thank you Mary, Glad you enjoyed this little poem. It seems from the comments that there aren't many keen campers among the hub page community. Thank you.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for you generous comments And voting up Jaye, glad you can relate and found it funny.


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drbj 2 years ago from south Florida

That is precisely what I would do, too, in the same wet circumstances, Jodah.


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

seems to be the popular consensus of most hubbers drbj. thanks.


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Eric Flynn 2 years ago from Providence, Rhode Island

Fun, short and sweet.

EWF


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia Author

Thanks for your comment Eric, that's the very aim of these micro-poems.

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