Sunday, August 05, 2012

One Single Impression: Shortcut

Dad had said we'll get there faster
he was ever famous for tricks
he took a neat shortcut that day
was a longcut the kids all said
Try as he may dad was stymied
he couldn't get across the tracks
no getting around them either
don't go that way the kids all said
Was eight Dad and the kids came home
missed their supper chicken was gone
leftovers cold they had to eat
shouldn't have gone the kids all said
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Teri of Teri’s Painted Daisies brings us this week's prompt, 'shortcut'
Find more poems using 'shortcut' prompt word at One One Single Impression
This poem is also registered with Open Link Mondays at Mama Z's  Real Toads

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At Sunday, August 05, 2012 12:10:00 AM, Blogger Harshad Mehta said...

Hi Jim, you seem to recall days with your Dad fondly. He must have been your good friend too. Were you part of the group or were at home and had hot supper?

At Sunday, August 05, 2012 3:25:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

Ah, it happens. Bet the dinner was appreciated the next day, though.

At Sunday, August 05, 2012 5:47:00 AM, Blogger Amrit Sinha said...

Perhaps dad should have listened to his kids for once ... humorous :-)

At Sunday, August 05, 2012 6:46:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You took a wonderful memory and made a beautiful poem.

At Sunday, August 05, 2012 4:48:00 PM, Blogger joanne said...

maybe kids get it right some of the time, Dad! cute tale...

At Sunday, August 05, 2012 11:41:00 PM, Blogger moe lauher said...

I remember when almost 40 years ago when I tried to cut through a field with my son and we got chased by a dog

At Monday, August 06, 2012 3:28:00 AM, Blogger Geraldine said...

Oh the memories of childhood eh? You brought a few to mind for me too Jim, thanks!

Happy Week, G

At Monday, August 06, 2012 6:16:00 AM, Blogger EG CameraGirl said...

Hmm. I wonder how many shortcuts turn out to be longcuts. :)

At Monday, August 06, 2012 9:29:00 AM, Blogger Maude Lynn said...

That's happened to me, too!

At Monday, August 06, 2012 11:00:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dad said we'd take the shortcut or the scenic road & Mom always said we'd get lost.

At Monday, August 06, 2012 11:07:00 AM, Blogger kaykuala said...

Many a time impatience prompts us to risk shortcuts but we end up double the time and distance.It happens most of the time! Nice write, Jim!


At Monday, August 06, 2012 1:38:00 PM, Blogger Scarlet said...

It happens all the time...ha...ha... enjoyed it Jim ~

At Monday, August 06, 2012 9:46:00 PM, Blogger Laurie Kolp said...

Really enjoyed this!

At Tuesday, August 07, 2012 12:19:00 AM, Blogger Susan said...

The shortcuts that become longcuts are often the ones we remember.

At Tuesday, August 07, 2012 12:43:00 PM, Blogger vivinfrance said...

Dads always think they know best!
Please could you turn off that horrid catchpa thing - at the cost of having to empty your spam box, you would get a lot more visitors!

At Wednesday, August 08, 2012 6:56:00 AM, Blogger Patti said...

Love the "tale" Jim! Shortcuts do often lead to longcuts don't they- very frustrating!!! MY dad always would say- " take the time to do it right the first time" and he was usually right! Have a great week~~~

At Thursday, August 23, 2012 8:39:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

Shortcut is a very catchy title :)


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