Murphy's Law In Action


Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law
remains in action
to complicate
the basic fraction.

With variables
thus, undefined...
x and y
appear, refined...

The challenge, then,
is to equate
their value as
applied to Fate...

What to do
and how to do it?
What formula
will best pursue it

to solve the problem
of the riddle....
and find the value
in the middle.

Yes, Murphy's Law
remains in action...
an exercise
in brain refraction...

to keep the mind
both sharp and agile
where sanity
is fleet and fragile!

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bbnix 5 years ago from Southern California

Oh sure, write about my life, why don't you.

We can call it bb's law, the applied counter force to the worst luck in the universe where one has: Abrogated, agglomerated, alienated, alleviated, allocated, amalgamated, ameliorated, amputated, anticipated, appreciated, approbated, approximated, assimilated, associated, attenuated, calculated, postulated, over-analyzated, and all so damn exasperated, but, in the end, don't you just hate it...

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

bb, Murphy's Law is one thing in Life I can count on! I went to Walmart last night to pick up a few things for my trip...while shopping, my cell rang and it was my phone died in the middle of the chat. Finished my shopping and got to my car to discover it was dead dead dead because I had neglected to turn the headlights off off off, and to top it all off, I had to GO!!!!!

So here I am, no phone, dead car, and squirming like a worm on a hook with no earthly idea what to do next!!!

Murphy's Law at work! As you can see, I survived. A very sweet Walmart employee let me call my son on his cell...twice! God bless him, he was an angel last night! Thanks!

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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Murphy's Law existed even before Murphy and it gets proven every day in just about every way. Thanks, No Clue, for this clever poem reminding us.

Wonder what they called it before Murphy?

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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

Thanks for sharing a clever and very enjoyable poem. Murphy's Law is one law that the universe could do without!

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MysteriousOne 5 years ago

Great hub,No_ even though its one law I'd like to avoid!

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Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Too true; especially the last stanza. Sanity IS fleet and fragile. Hopefully it sticks around for us -- at least for a while. Peace.

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Fossillady 5 years ago from Saugatuck Michigan

Equating Murphy's law to an algorithm, now that is originality and you did it with such ease!

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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

OMG Murphy's Law, tell me about it. But from a mathematical point of view, never mention algebra and give me a calculator. Murphy's Law, have you ever noticed that when you are in a hurry, you get stuck behind a tractor. lol

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vrbmft 5 years ago from Yucaipa, California

Thanks for putting to verse a law that no one seems to quarrel with!


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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

drbj, they probably just called it "bad luck"! lol...I have to admit, though, it keeps things interesting...Thanks for your read and comment!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Alicia, thank you! The universe could probably do without Murphy's Law but...what would it be without the challenge?

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

MO, thank you, though try as I do to avoid it, Murphy's Law seems to pursue have come to view it as an old friend!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Doug, thank you for your visit and great comment! The presence of Murphy's Law in my life has honed my problem solving skills to a fine sharp blade, upon which my sanity balances!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Fossillady, thank you...always a pleasure to see you and I appreciate your comments!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

star, here in Florida, we get stuck behind the dreaded school bus! lol and it is the norm, specially when in a hurry! Hugs to you!

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Vern! I am always a bit amazed at the fodder that finds its way into verse from this little brain! No tellin what's coming up!

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attemptedhumour 5 years ago from Australia

We all fall foul of it. I left my headlights on not twenty minutes ago and a kindly neighbor alerted me. Nice poem as always, i like your quirky spin on things. Cheers

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

attemptedhumour, thank you! My attempt to interject quirk diffuses some of the I seem to fall foul alot! You made me feel a bit better about it! Have a great one!

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Mimi721wis 5 years ago

I've had my share of Murphy's Law. Great Poem.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, Mimi...I appreciate your read and comment!

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tillsontitan 5 years ago from New York

Great way to explain Murphy's Law! Voted up.

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No_Clue 5 years ago Author

Thank you, tillsontitan!

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

ha ha it's all about me! Love the rhyming style, charmingly aggressive and captivating =)

No_Clue 4 years ago

WEll now, Beyond Max, It would seem then that Murphy's Law in action is not exclusive! Who made that dang Law anyways???

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