#SneakPeek – #Poetry – #Humor

Just thought I’d share a tiny sneak preview with you today, since “GrannySays” got posted a day early. I’m hoping to put together a new book of poetry of various sorts in 2022, and here’s a little something I wrote a few years ago that I suspect will make the cut. Hope you enjoy it!


Things I Have Learned #1

TV ads we all endure
Proclaim loudly “We have the cure!”
You try it out, and find it’s good,
Why can’t they leave it as they should?
Beware the label “New and Improved,”
It really means you’ve just been scrooved.


Happy Weekend, Everyone!

24 thoughts on “#SneakPeek – #Poetry – #Humor

    • Thanks, Darlene. I hope this little jingle made you smile. To my mind, nine times out of ten, the words “New & Improved” on any product just mean it is now ruined beyond all redemption. One day, I was especially irritated and just had to dash off something that would make me laugh about it. (Sort of. 😁)

      Thanks for stopping by this morning. πŸ˜€ ❀

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        • Oh, yeah! Seems like it’s either one or the other of these things going on with all my favorite stuff. Grrrr. Now they have apparently quit making my Sunbeam Hot Shot instant water heater, which perfectly heats a large mug of water to a roiling boil in about 30 seconds. WAY faster than the microwave, for instance. I’ve used this product daily for more than 30 years, getting a new one when each eventually wears out. Now, it’s no longer available. Replaced by water heaters that do a full pot at a time, which I do not want or need, and cost much more. I’m spitting mad, and babying my current Hot Shot like crazy. Looks like there will be NO replacement when this one goes. Double Grrrrrr. With ugly words added. 😣

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    • Thanks, Harmony! Since I’ve been struggling a bit with energy/fatigue/etc, I’m planning to make my upcoming projects things that don’t take as long to write as my typical novels do. When I finish Riverbend 4 and return to Wake-Robin Ridge, it will be for a series of spin-off novellas that I hope will be fun. And I think a new book of poetry would also be less exhausting, but still lots of fun. So that’s my clever plan. πŸ˜€ I’m also taking a break from some things for the month of December, hoping to get a lot of writing done, and catch up on my LONG overdue reviews! If I have to, I’ll take a bit more time in January, but I’m not going to go into 2022 as far behind as I am right now. (I hope. πŸ™„)

      And thanks so much for stopping by, my friend! πŸ€—πŸ’–

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    • Glad you enjoyed it, Jan. I remember it helped me move past being so totally ticked off about the latest thing I’d found that no longer worked like it used to, and I figured plenty of other folks probably had items they felt the same way about. πŸ˜€ ❀

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    • Thanks, Sarah. It will be a mixed bag of this and that, short and long, amusing and serious, etc. I’m planning to start writing a poem or two a week, if possible, right after I wrap up Riverbend 4. But I will have to be careful it doesn’t interfere with working on my first WRR spinoff novella, Cole, Cole, and Dupree. That takes precedence, I think. Rabbit’s fan club can turn surly if they have to go too long with news about that kid! πŸ˜„ Thanks for stopping by today! πŸ˜€ ❀

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        • The plan is for the novellas to pick up right where the 4th WRR novel ended, and continue to tell the story as developed in the previous books. So they should be read in order, after having finished the series of full length books. The books will (probably) make sense if read out of order, but you’d never really understand the characters fully by reading them out of sequence. Nor would you likely get the full impact of the novellas. Ummm … did that help you or confuse you? I’ve had a long day, and I’m not sure! Gleep! πŸ˜†

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            • Thanks. I plan to aim for about 100 pages in the novellas, or about the same length as my Emissary novellas. But each one will be a new “case” or mystery for Cole, Cole, and Dupree to figure out. Of course, what happens when I actually start writing remains to be seen. πŸ˜„

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    • Yep, but they sure aren’t alone. So many favorite products either messed up via so-called improvement, or gone altogether. Very frustrating. (And this little ditty was written 10 or 15 years ago, at least, so it’s been an ongoing thing for a very long time.)

      Thanks for stopping by, Trish! Look for a few more sneak peeks here and there on slow days! πŸ˜€ ❀

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