Wednesday, August 24, 2005

Obsessive compulsive disorder?

GONE A-GOOGLING

If her doorbell isn’t answered and her phone is off the hook,
And you do not see her shopping in the mall;
If the work she should be doing doesn’t even get a look,
And she never goes a-partying at all;

If she hasn’t heard the headlines and the soaps have lost their pull,
And her Jake CD’s are never even played;
If she’s looking pretty scruffy, and her dustbin’s overfull,
And the growing pile of bills remains unpaid;

If she lives on crisps and chocolate but doesn’t want a drink,
And she keeps forgetting when she took her pills;
If the dirty pots and pans are lying festering in the sink;
And the dust is inches thick upon the sills;

If she doesn’t take the milk in, and the garden’s looking rough,
And her junk mail is left lying on the floor;
If her children think they’re orphans and her friends have had enough,
And the cat has gone around to live next door;

If her back is stiff and aching and her eyes are getting blurred,
And her bladder is so full it’s causing pain;
Then you do not have to wonder what disaster has occurred:
Judith Taylor’s gone a-googling again!

[©JudithTaylor2004]

3 comments:

Keiwit said...

I love this poem Judith x

ChrisWoznitza said...

Hi I´m Chris. Great page !!! Greatings from Germany Bottrop !!

Sue Jones said...

I loved this 'pome' the first time I read it on the Jake website but I'm sure you've tweaked it a bit since then and made it even better!

My very best wishes to you Judith - I'm so glad I've found all this.