January 31st….“DID YOU EVER DO SOMETHING, WITHOUT THINKING, THAT RESULTED IN A MAJOR EMBARRASSMENT?
POEM – “Hurried Hydrant Hooky!” by N. Elliott Noorlun
“Hurried Hydrant Hooky”,
A game I did NOT choose to play.
I was late for our firstborn’s baby shower,
Twas the only excuse I could say.
Like the cows in a barn, Each day I would park,
Our car in the center lot’s stall.
After work, I’d jump in, Drop into “Drive” and begin,
Spin a cookie and go have a ball.
But this one time, I parked in the clime,
Of fire hydrant, Right up by the school.
And what happened next, Was really quite hexed,
As I proved that I was the fool!!!
For on that day, My mind in a fray,
I ran out and jumped in the car.
I dropped it in Drive, And like a bee hive,
Got a buzz as I felt a great jar!
When I gave car “the goose”, It felt power’s “juice”,
Tires bounced up on top of the curb,
It then came flopping down, Over fire hydrant’s crown,
Causing me to exclaim quite a blurb!!
When the tow truck showed up, This embarrassed pup,
Was the target of a raucous tease.
“How’d the heck you do that?!” , The driver scorned,
His belittling I couldn’t appease.
My spirit did sag, And if I’d had paper bag,
Would’ve hidden inside for a cry,
I was on a new diet, Though I hated to try it,
Twas time to eat my HUMBLE PIE! 😉