March 10, 2011

Left Behind - Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop - 03/10/11

It's Thursday, so it must be time for Mama Kat's Writer's Workshop. The prompt I chose this week?

Write a poem about that time you were left behind

Now, I Just Drive Myself

Once upon a time, in a town,oh so drab
Three co-workers needed an outing that was fab
Excitedly, I drove to Tracy's abode
And we climbed into her car that we rode

To a dive little bar, with music a-blaring
But after a few drinks, nobody was caring
Jello shots for us all!
We were having a ball

Enough liquid courage to sing karaoke
Bob Seeger's Night Moves, oh, we were so hokey
The liquor was flowing like water from a tap
The men were so plentiful, but probably had clap

I sat at the bar and played trivia games
While Tracy and what's-her-name were forgetting their names
I soon sat, morose, crying in my beer
My friends had forgotten that I was here!

Stranded, I was, and feeling bereft
Then Mindy showed up, and I told her they'd left
She offered a ride back to Tracy's, and my car
When we arrived, no Tracy - did she find another bar?

I drove my car home, got in bed, it was late
The next afternoon, those blonds remembered my fate
They called to check in, and I gave them both hell
For deserting poor June in a place not so swell

Many lessons were learned from that trip that one night -
1. Jello shots are conducive to friends taking flight
2. Don't depend on two blonds to remember my face
3. Drunken floozies will stumble right out of the place 


  1. Love it!

    And yes, all three of those take-aways deserve a prominent place on the "Life's Important Lessons" list.

  2. Hilarious post (but I'm sorry you were left behind). I loved the rhyming!

  3. OMG that's hilarious! Good thing you got a ride back to your car!

  4. Hysterical! Not so funny that you were left behind, though.

  5. BWHAHAHAH and THAT is why I am always the DD..

  6. Horrible! hahahaha and so funny!

  7. Hahahaha.. aww.. that's horrible that they left you.. but love the post.

  8. I bow before you and the genius of this poem!

  9. What a fun and funny read! Love the rhythm and rhyme of your piece. Not that I think what happened to you is funny, but this is a great poem!

  10. LOL, now that was a funny poem, even though you got left behind. At least you can have a sense of humor about it.



Thanks for stopping by. I love your comments...I get all warm inside just reading them!