More Than Enough

Posted on January 28, 2010 7:12 am under Grandma Tidbits, Thursday Thirteen

Thursday Thirteen - Grandma isn't listless anymore

Last week I listed things that I’d love to do more than once.
Today, things I don’t like get equal air time.

One of the things I don’t want to do
is eat cottage cheese.
Baked beans make two.

I really hate funerals,
they don’t comfort me.
That’s why on this list, they’re number three.

What’s earned a place as number four?
Cleaning clothes, house or dishes –
there’s always more.

Laying in hospital barely alive,
is truly not fun.
But it is number five.

I’m not successful and don’t get my kicks
raising money for charity.
That’s number six.

I like making bread, using yeast as a leaven.
But when it won’t rise,
that’s number seven.

Paying the bills is number eight.
And on creditors’ lists
when I am late.

Am I included with people who whine?
I’m hoping not,
’cause that’s number nine.

Put foot in mouth. Yes, that’s number ten.
Someday I’ll keep quiet,
I’m just not sure when.

Fog, snow and ice, whether driving or driven,
Are just too much stress.
Now the count is eleven

Late for anything.
Making a scene.
I try to avoid numbers twelve and thirteen.

Think this rhyme is the worst that you’ve seen?
Could I have one more?
Critiques are fourteen.


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12 Responses to “More Than Enough”

  1. Alice Audrey Says:

    The thing about funerals is that if I miss one, I spend years afterwords reaching for that person.

  2. From Tracie Says:

    Fun list! (minus funerals…those are never fun.)

    I liked cottage cheese when I was a kid, but I can't stand it now. Weird.

    Happy TT!

  3. Forgetfulone Says:

    Fabulous poem! I don't enjoy paying bills, either. Or cottage cheese! Great T13!!!!!

  4. Emily/Randomability Says:

    Very clever!!! I don't mind the laundry, it's the folding and putting away that gives me fits.

  5. Grandmother Wren Says:

    Now that was a Fun Read!
    Very Nice TT-
    thank you for your witty words.

  6. Shelley Munro Says:

    I loved your rhyme. I'm definitely not keen on housework, but I can live with cottage cheese occasionally. 😉

  7. Susan Helene Gottfried Says:

    I've done some crazy Thirteens, but never one in verse. I must now rise to the challenge because despite your protests, this is quite awesome!

  8. sherilee Says:

    Fun list. Love to see it done in this style!

  9. Celticlibrarian Says:

    Wow. In poetry no less. *is impressed*

  10. Calico Crazy Says:

    You always manage to give me a giggle. ~ Calico Contemplations

  11. Americanising Desi Says:

    wow wow poem

    Common hence Over-Rated

  12. 2cats Says:

    Very good. I liek your lists.