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Nobody Knows... A Poem

Updated on March 20, 2013


Why?

And Where?

Are the questions for the day,

Things disappear

And all thoughts stray,

From any logic

Or reason

Or anything that may

Solve this riddle.


How did this occur?

I fail to understand,

I could Google it...

For sure...

Or maybe fate could lend a hand?

And help me

Solve this riddle...


"Nobody knows!"

Google would say

Does not compute..

Make the question go away!

Confusion sets in,

Frustration

And angst,

Fate's turned her back

And now there is no chance

Of solving this riddle.


So what to do now?

For I can't spend all day,

Puzzling over

These questions that may

Or may not get answered

In time

If I wait

Patiently

For something

That's making me late...


Only one option left

And that's to ask a friend,

So I implore you

Dear reader

To help me, and lend

A hand in my dilemma,

So I can get on with my day,

Content in the knowledge

My problem's gone away!


So the question

Seems silly

But important in fact,

Where do all the socks go?

When washed

And exactly

Two of each go in,

And now all I have is one

Solitary sock

To put on?


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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Epi - *quietly chuffed you called this poem a "classic"*... hehehe It's the little finger on my left hand, so luckily can still write and pretty much do anything if I keep it out of the way... my husband would kiss it better if I let him near it, however he is a little clumsy so I'm keeping my self inflicted, slightly drunken injury well out of his way! lol... Warm wishes coming right back at ya, on a hot and clammy afternoon on the riverbank! (I think I feel a how to break bones on the dancefloor poem coming on.... ;-) )...

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ..back to revisit a classic here on this Tuesday morning in September with my 2nd cup of wake-up coffee and classic music in the background and wishing you a speedy recovery for your poor little broken finger - gee I hope it's not your writing hand and I hope you have a special someone in your life to kiss it and make it feel better - sending you warm wishes and good energy and good health too from lake erie time ontario canada 9:27am

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      Jennifer Stone 4 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      kanupriya sharma, yes, it seems to be a common problem! :-) Thanks for stopping by, all the best, Jen

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      kanupriya sharma 5 years ago from chandigarh

      it is cool....and exactly what happens with me when i am getting ready for college...... a panic!!!...lol .. :)

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Josh, thank you! I'm really glad you liked it, been away for a while so thought I'd be out of practice... lol :-)

      Best wishes from the riverbank in England, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Travmaj, I once thought the answer was to just buy lots of identical socks... so it wouldn't matter... but then you're always left with one odd one instead of lots of odd ones... and I think the gremlins could probably outsmart any detective, after all they've had years of practice... :-)

      Thanks for stopping by, all the best, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Valleypoet, great idea! Brings a whole new meaning to match.com! lol, thanks for the comments and the vote! Best wishes from the riverbank, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Hmmmm, whonunuwho, you may be onto something there... maybe they're also in cahoots with the gremlins...

      I can imagine them all now... sniggering to themselves as we search desperately for one sock! lol

      Thanks for stopping by, all the best, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks Bill, it's kinda comforting that this problem is universal, and not just confined to my sock drawer... :-) I'm glad you enjoyed it, all the best, Jen

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Jen,

      This was awesome! I had no idea where it was going! It seemed so serious, very clever idea! I absolutely loved it Jen! :)

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      travmaj 5 years ago from australia

      I wish I had an answer to your question Jennifer - it should be easy - wash, dry, back in the sock drawer. That's it. But it isn't - and sock gremlins are busy world wide. Don't suppose a sock detective agency would be lucrative. Ah well, on with the day, wearing - odd socks!

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      Valleypoet 5 years ago

      Jennifer....a great mystery that may never be solved....but what do we do with the single sock?....how about a website in which users can upload pictures of their lonely single socks to see if they can be matched to others on the site...can't see there being much money in it...but single socks need not feel lonely anymore...enjoyed your poem. Voted up:-))

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      whonunuwho 5 years ago from United States

      The sock fairy...closely working together with Santa's elves, they need the socks for practical jokes and at Christmas, and what would life be, if everything was so perfect and in its place?

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      A mystery for the ages that we may never solve! LOL Great fun!

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you Curiad, interestingly nobody seems to know the answer, so I'm going with the gremlins... best wishes, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      You are probably right bravewarrior, those damn gremlins..... lol Thanks for stopping by, all the best from the Riverbank, Jen

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      Jennifer Stone 5 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Aww shucks Epi my friend, careful you'll make me blush! lol I've missed you too, and all my friends here on hp! August is a very busy time for a gardener and festival worker so I don't get the chance to check in or write much at the moment, but this morning I made the time (as I am now, between jobs...). Receiving your warm wishes and good energy in very good spirits, and sending them right back at ya!

      Now... back to work... :-)

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      Mark G Weller 5 years ago from Lake Charles, LA.

      An interesting poem and a good question!

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      Shauna L Bowling 5 years ago from Central Florida

      That, Jennifer, is the ultimate question! I think there's a gremlin that crawls into the dryer vent and steals them. He's probably making little couch covers out of each solitary sock. He lays on his comfy couch laughing at the perplexed looks on our faces as we declare to no one in particular, "I know I put two socks in here! How can one just disappear?!"

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ....Am I the first one? Oooooooohhhh lovely says the epi-man - and for the record I would 'love' to put your other sock on - because I have missed you at the Hub as of late and I think you are a fantastic writer and a special person too .....sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 6:03am over beer, burritos and B.B.King ....

      just arrived home after work