"Imagine all the people living life in peace. You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the only one.
I hope someday you'll join us, and the world will be as one. "
~John Lennon

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

What A Mess

Christmas day. 
Trash can full.
Removed the plastic bag.
Tied it shut at the top.
Carried it to the door. 
The bottom broke apart.
Trash flew everywhere.
Like an explosion.
Coffee grounds. 
Orange peels.
Empty cans.
Etc etc.
I stood looking.
What a mess.
I thought,
how can I clean this.
This was a first.
Never had this happen.
Felt like I was in a cartoon.
I trudged through the mess.
Got to the kitchen closet.
Reached for the dust pan.
Began scooping trash
into three new trash bags.
That was when my friend arrived.
She found me on the floor 
tying the three bags.
She helped me carry the bags
out to the trash can.
We sat at the kitchen table 
laughing and merry
Perfect Christmas visit.


Liz @ A Nut in a Nutshell said...

I love that it all ended in a cheery and festive way! Merry Christmas!

Jeanie said...

Only your cheery attitude could bring a trash bag mess to such a merry conclusion.

bill lisleman said...

Isn't there a saying about a true friend and helping you move things in trash bags?
Good story.

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Ms. A said...

You have a much better attitude than I do! I wouldn't have been able to laugh about that, for at least a month. LOL!

Brian Miller said...

ha. glad that you were able to enjoy the visit in spite of the trash...trash happens you know...smiles...

Hilary said...

I'm sure you weren't the first person to get "trashed" for Christmas. ;)

DJan said...

It's happened to me before, too. But I don't think I remember having merry thoughts afterwards! But I'm glad it all turned out just fine... :-)

Stephen Hayes said...

Trash is always such an important part of the holidays. Mrs. C. and I always fight over whether or not we should keep or throw out the bows. She says we'll we use them next year but we neeeeever do! Happy Holidays.


Cinner said...

Hi CiCi, those trash explosions. Glad it was ended by a visit from your friend. I had a surprise visit on the 24th that made my day. Thank you for the lovely card. I received it today. that was very kind. I am glad your my friend. hugs and all the best in the New Year.

Shammickite said...

It happens to the best of us.... garbage explosion! Do you have a recyclables pick up day?

Jeni said...

LOved the poem and what a great way to record a merry mess getting better!