November 27, 2011

A Hint If There Was Ever One..........


You know I like my comforts and my cosy little traits
But I can't believe the lengths you've gone to, just to actuate
I told you but a million times I'd get her out of there
How's she gonna feel now that you've kept the matching chair?

That was her little brother, he'll look so lost on his own
Can't you ever leave the tatty things to which I've fondly grown?
She may not be in vogue right now or even haute couture
But you can't deny she made you feel all sleepy and secure!

That wall will never be the same, I'll never ever find
A sofa that will let you stuff so many things behind!
I know down in her innards lay the odd wee crumb or two
Maybe some lost magazine (and hankies from the flu!)

The last thing I expected, when driving home today
Was to see my faithful friend abandoned, tossed in to the day
The council won't be happy when I lift the phone on you
Fly-tipping leaves a hefty fine - I've pride to live up to!

Guess I'd better get the guys together, part with 'Sofie' right
I'll take her to the local tip - lest I'm miserable, contrite
But not before the lads and I say farewell with some beers
Sitting in the street remembering long and happy years.......

14 comments:

rel said...

I've lingered many a day on a too old but comfy sofa,
and had a beer or two.
In fact our first sofa was a roadside pickup when I was in grad. school.
rel

Doctor FTSE said...

Very enjoyable Magpie. A story-in-a-poem.

Helen said...

Stuffing things behind (and under and between)... oh yes! It's amazing what I've found over the years...I enjoyed this!

Berowne said...

I really enjoy it when I see someone who understands the two words "iambic" and "meter."
And you do...

Trellissimo said...

Nice metrical poem. Berowne says it for me.

thingy said...

Aaw. I get attached to things, so this got to me. Cheers old sofa.

Brian Miller said...

parting is such sweet sorrow...and letting go is a beast...yes i tend to hang on to the comfy couch too long as well...

Other Mary said...

Haha - good one. And I like the idea of toasting the sofa w a beer or two :o)

Jinksy said...

A sofa party?! What a great idea and from a rhymester after my own heart. (But not for this Mapie though - I went for three shadorma instead1)

Isabel Doyle said...

great read Lena

Nicholas V. said...

Every bit of our "stuff" does have its own story, doesn't it? And if the wall could talk it would have some stories to tell too!
Nice poem!

HyperCRYPTICal said...

Lovely comfy seating - never good splitting up a family! Lovely comfy poem!

Anna :o]

zongrik said...

good story telling

Mari said...

I haven't stopped by in a while.

My loss!