a tale of tails, tenacity, and tedium, as told by me, usually barefoot and bellowing

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Poetry Jam Refrigerator

For Poetry Jam
My refrigerator can't talk
Or it would scream
Empty me 
Make me clean.
We have two rules
"If in doubt, throw it out"
"Please shut the doors"
I've added signs and more.
My family who does this
Can not see 
The chaos that reigns
Inside this poor beast.

Just in case on the door 
For all to see
Is the Poison Hotline
Placed there by me.

19 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Poison number for accidental consumption of bad whiskey?

Country Gal said...

Poison control for having the door left open . Like some one who leave the kitchen cupboards open that bugs me lol ! Thanks for sharing . Have a good weekend !

Brian Miller said...

ha. the poison hotline...just in case you forget to check the date? smiles...lol..or is it the cooking? err....

DesertHen said...

Poison hotline...You crack me up!

My fridge is screaming for a good cleaning as I type this!

Sandra said...

welcome back poetry muse, welcome back humor muse, ha ha and this could fit my fridge to... love the poison center magnet...

A Quiet Corner said...

I need to post signs as well...the Pres is terrible with the frig!!...:)JP

McGuffy Ann said...

Good one, Gail!

Terri Buster said...

You crack me up girl!

Michaele said...

Oh that is funny! You are braver than I ever thought to show a photo of the inside of your refrigerator. I am glad you did - the poem is very real.

Lynne said...

You are o a roll! Funnnnneeeey!

Laurie Kolp said...

LOL... Thanks for the giggles, Gail!

Mary said...

I like the idea of "If in doubt, throw it out." I have followed that with my refrigerator as well.....smiles. I enjoyed your light-hearted take! Thank you.

Sue said...

haha

Thank heaven for the poison hotline!

;)

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Just dawned on me - like my house too with the doors being left open, maybe we should be posting that hotline number on the inside of the refrigerator!

Robyn Greenhouse said...

Just dawned on me - like my house too with the doors being left open, maybe we should be posting that hotline number on the inside of the refrigerator!

gld said...

That looks like the inside of my fridge! I just took out about 5 containers of 'leftovers'. Thank goodness for chickens......


alan1704 said...

Empty me clean, now that really works. Loved this.

Nicholas V said...

Nice one! I wonder why they haven't made fridges that speak yet. I am sure that we would respond well to dulcet tones emanating from the fridge saying things like: "Please shut my door"; "Oh, I do need a good defrosting..."; and "Have you checked my shelves for items that have gone bad?"

Helen said...

SO glad I returned for the last of Jam's poems last week! I think I've seen gadgets that actually warn fridge door openers/dieters about overeating .. like the sound of a pig oinking!

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