Sink Or Swim...

Songbird B By Songbird B, 13th Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Many of us might have come across that dreaded water leak sometime in our lives, that odorous smell of damp that tells you there's some thing's not quite right somewhere...Songbird B tells her tale of woe..in her own inimitable light-hearted way..Read it and weep...with laughter...

Sink Or Swim..A Leaky Tale...

Poor Songbird B is feeling blue,
I'm almost in despair..
'cos I have got a leaky sink
and it really isn't fair!

No, not have I a leaky tap,
as usually is the case..
but my poor sink, has caused a stink,
and flooding out my place!

The Hubby said 'No problem here'
and to the challenge set..
He said 'I'll get that sorted out',
'To cease this damp and wet..'
But best intentions didn't work
my sink put up a fight..
His sealant gun gave up the ghost,
He said 'Some thing's not quite right.'

Water, Water Everywhere...

With a bucket left to catch the flood,
he gave his head a shake,
'I think m'dear, that this sink 'ere,
might have to be replaced!'
So on the internet he went
as I battled with this leak..
A sink to fit a certain hole..
which seemed to be unique!

Rising Damp...

But then at last a joyous shout.
from Hubby.. What a guy!
He'd located it and ordered it,
Now for dreaded DIY..
Well, as I write, he's changing it,
the language's sounding grim..
Poor Songbird B, we soon shall see..
if she will 'Sink' or swim!



Photo Credit;
David Castillo Dominici freedigitalphotos.net
winnond freedigitalphotos.net
koratmember freedigitalphotos.net

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Damp Problem, Diy, Diy Interiors, Humorous Poetry, Internet, Sink, Songbird B, Tale, Water Damage, Water Leak, Witty

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author avatar Songbird B
Hi there! I am Songbird B, and I am a semi-pro female Jazz vocalist. I have a huge passion for Jazz music, and I love writing Poetry, which I have done all my life. I am very Spiritual in my beliefs, and love Photography, Music and Garden Design....I...(more)

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Very, very clever.

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author avatar Songbird B
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Thank you Steve...If I didn't laugh, I would cry...lol

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Awesome :D

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author avatar Songbird B
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Bless you Faith..It is sometimes surprising where inspiration lurks..lol

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author avatar Mark Gordon Brown
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Home repairs can be a nightmare. At least you took it and turned it into a poem!

Hopefully the repairs will be underway.

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author avatar Songbird B
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks for moderating Mark, and yes, he has been on it all afternoon, and the state of my poor kitchen! I am lucky that I can find humour in most situations...hahahahaha..

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author avatar Songbird B
14th Jan 2012 (#)

By the way, Mark, that was fantastic news in your moderator notes..I can hardly wait!!! lol

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author avatar johnnydod
14th Jan 2012 (#)

hahahahah poor Bev funny funny poem

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author avatar Songbird B
14th Jan 2012 (#)

If it made you chuckle, Johnny, then it was worth the write my friend! \0/x

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author avatar Jerry Walch
14th Jan 2012 (#)

What can I say that has not already been said. Cute, Clever. Funny. Having been in the home repair business for many years, I hope hubby does it right. You would be surprised how call I use to get to repair what some well-intentioned hubby tried to repair.

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author avatar Songbird B
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Oh Jerry, so do I! LOL! If not, I will give you a call...What are your rates? tee hee hee..\0/x

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author avatar Retired
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Cute and clever, dear Songbird. entertaining. :-))

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author avatar Songbird B
14th Jan 2012 (#)

So glad that I can see humour even when my kitchen is being turned upside down, RD..So many thanks for looking in on me..

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author avatar Justlooking
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Looks like Jerry is volunteering?
Much enjoyed this ode Songbird:-)) No one's writing 'em on t'uther side...oh 3 haikus on a Sticki blog, does that count?:-)

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author avatar Christine Crowley
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Oh, boy. I have been there and done that. Fixing a sink is a terrible job. Hope your hubby got it in place.
Loved your poem.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Hilarious. Loved it. Love the images too. Hahaha!

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author avatar Bridgitte Williams
14th Jan 2012 (#)

LOL, loved this! :-) Hope everything is shipshape soon!!

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author avatar Denise O
14th Jan 2012 (#)

Well as Jerry has stated before me, what more can I add. Just brilliant! As always, thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar richardpeeej
15th Jan 2012 (#)

Haha Bev I hope you managed to swim and not sink with your new DIY work. What a great idea to write a poem in order to tell us, your friends, about your dilemma.. Hope all worjs out well and you can fill the kettle again for a well deserved cuppa.....lol :-)

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author avatar ittech
15th Jan 2012 (#)

Very good sharing. I like it.

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author avatar Randy Duckworth
15th Jan 2012 (#)

You wrote on one of my poems that we seemed to share a similar belief. I think that is true! This poem also shows that we have similar personalities. I, too try to laugh at life, and find the humor in any situation! As you said, if we can't laugh, we'll cry; I much prefer to laugh! Keep smiling! :-)

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author avatar Val Mills
15th Jan 2012 (#)

Still laughing, probably because so many of us can relate to yur woes. Why do men think they have to be able to fix things. Call a plumber I say.

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author avatar Buzz
15th Jan 2012 (#)

Hi, Bev. Your lighthearted poems are always good for a laugh. In our house, they call me Mr. Fixit because of my zero fixation with repairs that needed my attention:D

If I were there, I could teach you a lesson on backstroke so wouldn't sink..lol

Hugs! :)

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author avatar Buzz
15th Jan 2012 (#)

Oops..."so YOU wouldn't sink." :D

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author avatar Delicia Powers
15th Jan 2012 (#)

Very fun to read... but not to have happen... well done, love your out-look on life and poems that share that joy, thanks Songbird!

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author avatar Jules Castillo
16th Jan 2012 (#)

Your swimming my friend in the waters of your wonderful imaginations.....

love your songs

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
16th Jan 2012 (#)

Dear Songbird: You turned an every day occurrence into an amusing and well-written poem. That takes talent. Thank you.

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author avatar NEERAJ BHATT
18th Jan 2012 (#)

wonderful flight of fancy.

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