NaPoWriMo 2021, Day 25: Bad Timing


Bad Timing

On my birthday in July, my true love gave to me
a coupon for a ski trip and a real live Christmas tree.
Chocolates when I’m dieting, sad songs when I am gloomy.
A grand piano, though my new apartment’s not too roomy.
The week that “Save the Animals” appointed me their chair,
he bought me a new winter coat of lynx and llama hair.

He brings home ice cream in the cold, hot cocoa in the summer.
When I broke my tooth, the peanut brittle was a bummer.
Though his gifts are generous, my thanks are often mimed,
for I’m speechless over just how badly all of them are timed!
The reason why we are not wed is so hard to relate.
I had the cake, the rings, the gown. We set the time and date.

The groom showed up and waited as I walked down the aisle.
My wedding dress was finest lace, my undergarments lisle.
I’d planned each detail out with care and left no stone unturned.
Just one detail  left to him–you’d think I would have learned!
For when I went to say “I do” to this  man I adore,
they found our wedding license had lapsed two weeks before!


For NaPoWriMo 2021, Day 25, we are to write a poem about a special occasion.

7 thoughts on “NaPoWriMo 2021, Day 25: Bad Timing

    1. lifelessons Post author

      No..not true, although my husband did give me very unusual Christmas a table saw that he insisted needed to be kept in his art studio as it was too messy for mine and, one year, damp-wicking socks!!!



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