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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Angry (08/02/07)

TITLE: Clickety Split
By Betty Castleberry


My husband is a wonderful man,
Heís handsome, strong and true.
But there are times he angers me
Till I donít know what to do.

The tug of war for the remote control
Has often caused some pain.
I donít 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 ďDie HardĒ action scene.

I count to ten when he walks in
And starts pushing on the clicker.
Doesnít he see Iím watching a show?
Itís then we start to bicker.

ďExcuse me, would you turn that back?Ē
Iíve often been heard to say.
ďBut honey,Ē he says through clenched teeth
Itís championship wrestling day.Ē

I fold my arms across my chest
And sit there in a funk.
Anyone can surely see
That wrestler is a punk.

He canít 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 itís very soft,
I complain and even whine.
After all, I had it first
The remote is mine, all mine.

Itís 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,
Thatís not what I recall.
Anger bubbles up in me
And I stomp down the hall.

If I canít watch the shows I want
Iíll just go on to bed.
He wonít miss me sitting there
Heís got the remote instead.

By our bed sits a sweet bouquet
Of carnations and a rose.
A nice surprise from hubby dear,
Heís not so bad, I suppose.

Heís really such a thoughtful guy,
At least thatís 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.

ďLoad up a TV,Ē I will say
While signing in black ink.
ďAnd I want your finest remote.
I want that one in pink.Ē

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Lenda Blackmon08/09/07
Great use of words, put a smile on my face. And I love the idea of my own pink remote, hmm where's that charge card.....
valerie chambers08/09/07
I just absolutely love this.Humorous and anger at the same time. I liked it so much I called and read it to a friend
Verna Cole Mitchell 08/09/07
I loved this humorous poem. I read it to my hubby, who laughed with me at this picture of us. You're a very creative writer!
LaNaye Perkins08/09/07
This poem is just delightful to read. Very well done!
Joanne Sher 08/09/07
Clever and fun. Love the title - and the meter and message of this. Delightful.
Dee Yoder 08/09/07
You'll never regret that second TV, and a remote ALL to yourself! So funny, and true.
Kristen Hester08/12/07
As I was reading and enjoying this cute, fun poem, I kept thinking, "GET ANOTHER TV!" I am so glad she did. And a pink remote to boot. This is wonderful!
Jan Ross08/13/07
I got the biggest kick out of this! You packed anger and humor all up into one. Good work!
Jan Ackerson 08/13/07
LOVE the title--and the poem itself is light and delightful--not easy to do with a topic like "angry." Super!
George Parler 08/13/07
The pink remote I was not expecting. Ooo that's so cruel. (LOL) This was definitely a fun read. Good Job.
Linda Watson Owen08/13/07
Oh, what fun! A real treat that shines like a mirror for so many of us, I'm sure! I too loved the ending. You gave us what we were rooting for, the extra TV, but threw in the great little surprise, the PINK remote! Perfect!
David Butler08/14/07
I like the title. A fun read, and it raised a chuckle or two. Sometimes a little close to the bone, which is a good thing. Putting a good message in rhyme and meter takes a bit of work. Well done.
Sharlyn Guthrie08/14/07
hehehehehe What is it with the remote, anyhow? Very clever and well-done.
Julie Ruspoli08/14/07
How sweet. I was hoping she would get her own TV. And the pink remote is a nice touch. It's good to read the lighter side of anger. Great poem and the title is perfect.
Joy Faire Stewart08/14/07

What a fun take on anger. I also like showing the romantic side of the husband.
Patty Wysong08/14/07
I absolutely love the pink remote!! Think he'll get the picture? lol. Great job! I enjoyed laughing while reading about anger! :-) Hugs!!
Leigh MacKelvey08/14/07
Loved the title! A great picture of what we women ALL know about men ... yhose mean old remote clickers.

Very good rhyming and meter, clever words. Brought a nice comic relief!
Pam Carlson-Hetland08/15/07
Great chuckles here. Very clever poem. Humorous stated "anger". Love the pink remote...I need one of those. Except I fight for it with my daughter (she gets that from her father)!
Loren T. Lowery08/15/07
This is too cute and almost too true! However, I do admit to sitting through more than one of Paula Dean's cooking shows...the payoff? A great dinner : )
Jacquelyn Horne08/15/07
Like this! You hit a bullseye!
Julie Arduini08/15/07
I love this, could that title be any more perfect?? This was brilliant, start to finish.
Clarence (Sonny) White08/15/07
Nice poem, humorous, easy to read and flows well. Story completed at end.
Lynda Lee Schab 08/16/07
ROFL! How many wives (and husbands) can relate to this one? Love the title, love the humor, love the poem. Too fun - great work!