Ode To An Absent-Minded Husband

Ode To An Absent-Minded Husband
By Madeleine Begun Kane

Your umbrella can not have gone far.
Can’t believe how forgetful you are!
If we still had each cent
On umbrellas you’ve spent,
We’d have cash to put gas in our car.

Note: My otherwise wonderful husband has lost so many umbrellas over the years, our umbrella fund could actually gas up at least a dozen cars … even at today’s prices.

Thanks to Simply Snickers for the “umbrella” prompt, Weekend Wordsmith for the “torrential rain” prompt, and Sunday Scribblings for its “family” prompt.

UPDATE: I’ve just learned that National Umbrella Day is celebrated yearly on February 10th.

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9 Responses to “Ode To An Absent-Minded Husband”

  1. What fun this one was. Love reading your limericks.

    Thanks for participating.

    Blessings,
    Linda

    SIMPLY SNICKERS – weekly poetry prompts

  2. Granny Smith says:

    Really cute and cleverly done. In my family, however, I’m the absent-minded one, and gloves and mittens are what I scatter around the map – either singly or in pairs.

  3. Car keys are my downfall. I have to have spare ones all over the house, in the garden and even taped under the car itsef!

  4. prats says:

    heheh…this was too amusing. Such a lovely opem….can see the love in it along with the ‘I give up’ emotions

  5. jan says:

    this is really nice! in my case, it’s my kids who lose the umbrellas!

  6. how very fun and funny.. i think thaz why i probably never use them… forever leaving them behind…

  7. JHS says:

    Thanks for participating in this week’s Carnival of Family Life, hosted at Write from Karen! Be sure to stop by on Monday, May 12, 2008, and peruse the other wonderful articles included in this week’s edition!

  8. That was very humorous indeed! Bravo! Have to try one of these types of poeetry.