Petty Annoyances: Three Silly Poems

I.Occasional Furniture

Coffee tables serve but three purposes:

          to demonstrate

                               the immortal nature

                                                               of dust;

          to display the books

                               you never intend

                                                               to read;


to assure you that

                               you do, in fact,

                                                                have shins.

II. !!

 Of all the experiences

                     to be had in life,

There are bound to be those

                     that cause you strife.

The one among these

                     that I find most chilling

Is the occasion of your fork

                     meeting up with

                                            a filling.

III. Yuck!

 Why do I love

                  filled donuts so much?

                                  I don't..

                      (I just like the filling.)


It might be rather messy,

                                          you see

                       to order a handful

                                                 of jelly.


© C. (undated) Elizabeth Carl


All above © 6-5-2010 C. Elizabeth (Carl) Elias

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epigramman 6 years ago

..oh god I love this oh so very much - I am so thrilled and honored to be the first in line to tell you as much!

This is inspiring writing - so witty so clever so you!!!!!

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DzyMsLizzy 6 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Thanks much, epigramman!

Glad you enjoyed the silliness. Many of my poems are simply observations on life--particularly its petty annoyances. ;-)

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Micky Dee 6 years ago

Coffee tables wake you up GOOD sometimes! I used to to love those blueberry filled, the apple filled, the chocolate filled, the...

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DzyMsLizzy 6 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

LOL Micky Dee--- chocolate filled --coffee tables! Now THERE's an idea!! :-D

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AliciaC 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

I've always suspected that dust was immortal, and now you've confirmed it! Thanks for sharing the funny poems.

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DzyMsLizzy 5 years ago from Oakley, CA Author

Hi, AliciaC--

Thank you so very much. I'm glad you enjoyed this bit of fluff and nonsense. ;-)

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