Monday, August 23, 2010

Magpie Tale, #28 - Something's Missing - August 24, 2010



Magpie Tale, #28 - Something's Missing - August 24, 2010



The week just past was awful,
I worked late every night,
And rose each day at dawn,
I know I looked a fright.


I ate lunch at my desk,
And turned down dinners out,
My friends were getting worried,
Of that there was no doubt.

The project was completed,
The deadline finally met,
I wearily left the office,
And got in my Corvette.

Once home, I was indulgent,
I feasted on pate,
Followed up with caviar,
Saved for a special day.


I washed it down with bubbly,
A vintage bought in France,
And put on soothing music,
The cat looked at me askance.

I lit candles in the bathroom,
And got out relaxing scent,
And as bubbles filled the bathtub,
Into the soothing warmth I went.

I lay listening to the music,
Then realized my rotten luck,
With all that preparation,
I forgot my rubber duck!


Carmen Henesy
Copyright (c) 2010 by Carmen Henesy
All rights reserved

I am participating in Willow's Magpie Tales - come and join in the fun!

16 comments:

  1. Cute- your sense of humor is intact!

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  2. Cute ending, Carmen!! My kinda celebration.

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  3. Oh no! Forgot your rubber duck! Life can just be a drag at times!!

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  4. Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comments on my Magpie - love this but fancy forgetting the most important thing!

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  5. Dear Carmen,

    Once home, I was indulgent,
    I feasted on pate,
    Followed up with caviar,
    Saved for a special day.

    Qnd she wanted her rubber duck?

    LOL

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  6. ha, that ending got me by surprise, very nice!

    fun magpie!

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  7. Love the rhythm of your work, and the rhyme never seems forced. Great last line!

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  8. Ha ha. Now I've got the Sesame Street "Rubber Ducky" song in my head.

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  9. love the twist in your poem Carmen, I too got surprised by the rubber duck :)

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  10. That was definitely worth the visit. Too cute.
    cMom

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  11. Hi Carmen, that is the way I like to end my day every day if I could. That's not too shabby of a week...Smiles

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  12. Hehe cute It could be worse o e of our duck could decide to fly in the window and share your bubbles :)

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  13. I stole the rubber duck!! :p

    Hey Carmen, thanks for your message on my blog. I think I've told you before that how I admire the way you live your life - it's like everyday is a celebration!

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  14. Rubber duck-ha. I love the ending. Great job.

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  15. Sharkbytes -
    Thank heavens, my sense of humor endured when I
    lost my job. I have needed that so much!!!


    willow -
    I had fun with this magpie. It's been a great challenge coming up with these.


    Retiredandcrazy -
    What's a bath without a rubber ducky?


    madamebutterfly -
    I seldom indulge in a bath though I do love them, especially when they have all the amenities.


    ninotaziz -
    I suppose, with caviar and pate AND champagne, I could certainly do without that little yellow rubber ducky but, then, why not have it all??


    Everyday Goddess -
    I am very pleased that you liked my magpie. I hoped that little rubber duck would be a surprise.


    Tina -
    I always appreciate your comments and your being here.


    secret agent woman -
    I didn't even remember the Sesame Street "Rubber
    Ducky" song but I just finished looking & listening to it on You Tube - now I'm afraid it will be with me the rest of the night!!!


    betchai -
    Figured I needed to add a touch of humor with my rubber duckie!!


    CityMom2 -
    I am so glad you stopped by and hope you'll be back again!


    Self Sagacity -
    It's fun to be able to write a fantasy - caviar, champagne, a Corvette....I wish!!



    Sukhmandir Kaur -
    I think if a real duck jumped into my bath, I'd probably leap out pretty quickly!!!


    LadyNoor -
    I just have to keep laughing in order not to cry. Since I lost my job eighteen months ago and had to retire, life has not been the same. Surviving on a$90,000 less a year has been so difficult!



    Linda -
    Glad you liked my magpie. I had fun with it.

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  16. You should never, never, NEVER forget the rubber duckie, Carmen... never....! :)

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