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Sittin' Home on the Couch

Updated on March 12, 2013
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Adding a touch of humor to a painful situation. this poem was inspired from my boredom after sitting home for several days from a knee injury. Please enjoy!

I have a bad knee

I’m sure you know

It’s not my whole leg

Or just my toe.

It’s on the right

This joint that hurts

It’s stays pretty swollen

So I don’t wear skirts.

I like to dance

This knee makes me slow

But slow dance is nice

So here I go.

Now the other morn

I was rising for the day

Swung my legs off the bed

And POP, did my other knee say.

POP like a breaking pencil

It hurt like crazy too

Swollen like a balloon

In just a minute or two.

Torn ligament they say

Go home to the couch

Sitting here now

Its made me a grouch.

Two bad knees

Is no fun

Lots of pain

That I want to shun.

Doc gave me meds

To ease the pain

But sitting in the house

Is drivin me insane.

Been sittin on this couch

Since my knee said POP

One bad knee made me slow

Two made me stop.

Now I’ve got cabin fever

Tired of sittin home

And that is what inspired

This silly poem.

SIttin on this couch

Day after day

I’m missing work

What does that say?

But still I must sit

Do what the doctor told

She doesn’t understand

I’m just getting old.


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    • lindalou1963 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you so much!

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Great job infusing humor into an otherwise unpleasant situation. I wish you a speedy recovery.

    • lindalou1963 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Gypsy, I appreciate the get well wishes. :)

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      6 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I sympathize. Delightful poem. No fun being stuck at home like that. Hope you're all well again. I fell just outside my front door a month ago. Ouch, to say the least. I didn't bother going to the doc. My hubby put on compresses and I spent one immobile week by the comp and propped up leg. It's OK now but boy do I know how lousy that is. Best of luck to you.

    • lindalou1963 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you Carter, I appreciate you!

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      6 years ago from Cronulla NSW

      What an awesome poem, inspired by your've done well, hope your popping stops soon & you get out & about...cheers

    • lindalou1963 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Texas

      Thank you everyone for the get well wishes.

      @Cousins, love the pun, I LOLed!

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Very funny Linda, but I'm sorry for the inconvenience and the pain. Get well soon!

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      Your Cousins 

      6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

      This poem really pops! (Pardon the pun.) Great way to make the best of a painful situation. Voted Up and Funny.

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      Michelle Liew 

      6 years ago from Singapore

      Funny, Linda, but I truly am sorry that you have had to experience this. Thanks for sharing this funny poem and looking at things so positively!Sharing!

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      carol stanley 

      6 years ago from Arizona

      A laugh for the early morning...Thanks for this fun.

    • lindalou1963 profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from Texas

      Thanks Jen!

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      Jennifer McLeod 

      6 years ago from Detroit, Michigan

      Too funny...glad you can still laugh in the middle of your pain. Rock on Linda!!


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