Previous Challenge Entry (Level 4 – Masters)
Topic: Angry (08/02/07)
TITLE: Clickety Split
By Betty Castleberry
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He’s handsome, strong and true.
But there are times he angers me
Till I don’t know what to do.
The tug of war for the remote control
Has often caused some pain.
I don’t enjoy the aliens
Or cops who have been slain.
Give me a good old home make over
Or cooking with Paula Deen.
These are definitely more my style
Than a “Die Hard” action scene.
I count to ten when he walks in
And starts pushing on the clicker.
Doesn’t he see I’m watching a show?
It’s then we start to bicker.
“Excuse me, would you turn that back?”
I’ve often been heard to say.
“But honey,” he says through clenched teeth
It’s championship wrestling day.”
I fold my arms across my chest
And sit there in a funk.
Anyone can surely see
That wrestler is a punk.
He can’t compete with color swatches
And lots of creamy butter.
My nostrils flare, my eyebrows soar
And then I start to mutter.
In a testy voice, though it’s very soft,
I complain and even whine.
After all, I had it first
The remote is mine, all mine.
It’s then he sometimes looks my way,
His eyebrows scrunched up tight.
He claims I get my pick of shows
Most any other night.
Our memories must be at odds,
That’s not what I recall.
Anger bubbles up in me
And I stomp down the hall.
If I can’t watch the shows I want
I’ll just go on to bed.
He won’t miss me sitting there
He’s got the remote instead.
By our bed sits a sweet bouquet
Of carnations and a rose.
A nice surprise from hubby dear,
He’s not so bad, I suppose.
He’s really such a thoughtful guy,
At least that’s most of the time.
So he wants to rule the remote,
Is that such a crime?
My mad spell starts to slip away
As I devise a plan.
Tomorrow I will hit the mall
With charge card in my hand.
“Load up a TV,” I will say
While signing in black ink.
“And I want your finest remote.
I want that one in pink.”
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