Saturday, April 25, 2009

Poetry Wednesday: Female Wisdom

Everyone be sure to visit Jacqui for this week's Poetry Wednesday.

A little under the weather myself today, so here's a ditty I wrote a few days ago. This time I wanted to try the Quatrain form, inspired by some wonderful submissions from another of our participants a couple of weeks ago. I failed miserably at that form and will have to work at it. Sadly, I think I ended up with almost a limerick instead. But here it is, nonetheless - offered in a lighter vein.*

Female Wisdom

A girl knows to look before being seated

To avoid splashing down into water unheated.

Thus I note, part bemused,
When their visit is up

Both grandpa and grandson will leave the seat up.

by Becky Stauffer
April 2009

*for a 60-something grandpa and a 6-year old grandson


Jacqui Binford-Bell said...

Very cute. The glories of being single is the seat is almost always down.

I hope you feel better. I am rather tired of this myself. I don't do ill well.

Jacqueline said...

Hi Becky.

I was at Michaels page and saw your comment about having a related entry.

I agree with Jacqui--very cute! Alas, I can relate to the whole toilet seat

Thank you for sharing.

Michael said...

It's genetic...what else can I say ladies?

I guess your poem is a mixture wisdom, experience and observation...he, he...great lines Becky, thank you.

bekkieann said...

Thank you all for your comments on my silly poem. I want to write more serious things, but sometimes my mind is just to glib.