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It's the Little Things

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It's the Little Things
By bboog

Tracked dog-doo across the carpet
After my morning run.
Cleaning it up before my wife awoke
Wasn’t a lot of fun.

I drove into the city
to the top of a parking mall
every parking space was taken
I couldn’t believe it. All!

Then up ahead- red tail-lights
An open spot someone was making.
I sneezed and when I looked up
My parking spot was taken.

For lunch I did a drive-through
and five miles later
I opened the sack to
discover they’d given me
the wrong menu.

And I hate those cheap tacos.
But I bit into one- so hungry was I.
And red taco sauce
splattered my new tie.

Got behind a jackass
Chugging 40 miles per hour
Cars to my left wouldn’t let me pass him
Everyone was sour.

Man! Was my boss mad
When I finally got back.
“Late again!” she hollered.
“Next time bring a sack.”

I bought some cookies from a colleague
Boy did they taste old!
Found a cockroach in my coffee mug
rubbing his hands like he was cold.

Coming home- everybody turning left
made it through the light.
But me? It was one of those days!
If I had only been turning right.

When I opened my front door
To tell the truth I must admit
I was expecting more
Bad news.

But my two sons greeted me with
Big hugs and kisses
Smashing my heart
into bits of dishes.

“Guess what Dad, an ant walked across my lips today at lunch,”
said my five-year old.
“But I didn’t eat him.”
“I got a rare Pokemon card,” said the older one,
“You wanna see him?”
“Of course I want to see him,” I say.
Then they ask me, “Dad, how was your day?”
I pause. To tell the truth.

“Well, my health was good, the sky was blue,
I got two free tacos for lunch.
I didn’t make the evening news.
And a cockroach with tiny hands
Loves my coffee cup at work.”
“Wow Dad, that’s really cool!”
I guess I have been lucky,
I realize to myself.
To the kitchen.
Kiss my pretty wife
We share a glass of wine
I help her set the table
Then we dine.
The four of us
Together.



[This message has been edited by bboog (edited 03-05-2000).]
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Denise
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1 posted 03-05-2000 08:24 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

This is delightful, bboog! I've had days pretty near as bad as this! I guess it does all depend on how you look at it!!

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***bboog,
I guees your poem goes to show that perspective is paramount.
A fantastic piece....I loved it.


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mete out
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***bboog,
I guess your poem goes to show that perspective is paramount.
A fantastic piece....I loved it.


 I am not a preacher, I just speak the world as I see it.
Poet deVine
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4 posted 03-06-2000 08:02 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Cute poem..and touchingly real. I like it..
 
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