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 Category:  Humor Poetry
  Posted: January 3, 2020      Views: 59

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PATTY PALMER 

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"Oops! 2019" by Patty Palmer
Last year full of oops
Almost doing myself in.
Again and again!

Fell and broke my wrist
So they put it in a cast.
Thought bad luck was passed.

Broke the other wrist
Falling out of easy chair!
Now I had a pair!

Ran into bookcase
Doctor's care I had to seek
Neck brace off next week!

5-7-5 Old Year Ooops! writing prompt entry

Writing Prompt
The challenge for this contest is not just one or two or even three 5-7-5's . . . it's FOUR! That's right, folks, you are to choose your favorite 'misstep' of 2019 - politics, fashion, education, engineering, advertising, more! - and write a quad-stack of 5-7-5's about it. Now, I know some of you will have to go searching and I'm sure some of you could present us with a veritable laundry list, but you must choose the MOST interesting ONE and focus on it!

No deviations from the foundational 5-7-5 formatting! This is STRICTLY 5-7-5 according to:

first line - 5 syllables
second line - 7 syllables
third line - 5 syllables

So, start researching and choosing your favorite flub or beloved blunder of 2019 and getting those poetic licenses and pens at the ready because your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to write us an Ooops-Stack that is clever or witty or sad or exciting or scary or . . . . just whatever it takes to make us want to vote for your Stack!

P.S. Yes, do please keep it clean, although innuendo is always welcome!!

Author Notes
I've had trouble with my balance for the past few years. 2019 was the worst and there weren't enough stanzas to fit them all in! When I hit the bookcase with my head, I had gone upstairs in my chair lift. I got to the top step and instead of getting off the chair, I fell asleep! OOOOPs! I fell out of the chair lift and did a head dive straight into the bookcase! Severely ripped the ligament in the neck that holds your head on your body! At the hospital, they gave me so much pain medication, they had to admit me and use the Narcan on me because they overdosed me with those pain meds! I woke up two days later in the hospital with a neck brace!

The last fall was a couple of weeks ago when I was walking through the room minding my own business when I tripped over my own feet and fell smack into the decorated Christmas tree. (And NO I wasn't drinking! Of course, maybe it would make me better! LOL) Anyway, this was in the middle of the night and everyone was in bed and I can't get up by myself. So, me and the tree are lying on the floor and I'm yelling at the top of my lungs for my husband. Eventually, he heard me and came down to rescue me. Such a loving caring husband, he looked at me and then at the tree. He didn't think to ask if I was okay. His first words were, "What did you do to the tree?" I told him that "Me and the tree were dancing and it wouldn't let me lead so I tackled it!" Well, that cracked us both up and we started laughing so hard it took forever to get me up off the floor. Thank God, I have a husband who cares about me to see the bright side to my antics! We went to the hospital and it's embarrassing when the staff knows you by your first name! (and yes, I sprained the wrist again!)

I sure hope that 2020 is a better year without any ooops because I'm running out of things to break!!
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