Shawn L. Bird

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poem-oops March 28, 2016

Filed under: Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:38 am

Always look around once more

at every stop you make

to ensure your bags are with you

so you don’t neglect to take

them to the car and

drive away with them

or else you’ll be forced to detour

to pick them up again!



Silly me.  Set down my computer bag when the concierge encouraged me to make some hot chocolate for the road.  Noticed it was missing 4 hours later at the next hotel.  ARG!!  No work on my grad school assignment tonight!  (and up very early tomorrow to make an unplanned 8 hour trip to collect it).


7 Responses to “poem-oops”

  1. Melody J Haislip Says:

    Twice when my son was a baby I got home without my groceries. Luckily both times when I went back they were there. I’m not Blaming him exactly, I’m just sayin’.

    • lol Twice my baby bag got left behind. I had the baby to deal with. The men (once my brother, once my husband) had the bag. Both times on an 8 hour trip, at THE SAME RESTAURANT the man put the bag on the roof and felt his duty was discharged. (I am short enough not to easily see onto the roofs…) Then we drove away and the bag ended up in a ditch. Once a lady found it and turned it into the police who tracked it to me from a prescription in a pocket. The second time, my camera and purse were in it. A trucker found it, and dropped it off at their trucking company office in our city. I have *very* good karma! 🙂

  2. rivrvlogr Says:

    Ouch! I once did the same thing with a gas cap, on a trip to Florida back in the seventies. It was an import (an Opel) and matched the car body – specific to the car model, and the same color – so I had to go back for it.

    • Hope you didn’t have too long a journey! My little mishap meant 13 hours driving today, backtracking four hours, and then heading north for 9… So. Much. Driving.

      Now the driver is snoring in a hotel room, and I am proof-reading an essay I need to submit. Theoretically. 😉

  3. Yes, indeed, the “luxury” of time hard-spent. At least the distraction was well-meaning. This will hopefully prevent ill-wishers from roping you into a more costly distraction, down the road.

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