My Irritations, Aggravations and Inspirations

September 29, 2010 “night pains”

For One Shot Wednesday

on a suggestion from my friend, Patti


“night pains”


I rose from my bed

without clearing my head

and went shuffling across the floor

it was dark as could be

but I needed to pee

simply thinking of nothing more


like a drunk on a boat,

my mind was afloat

I swayed back and forth, to and fro

quiet as a thief

I sought my relief

when suddenly…I STUMPED MY DAMNED TOE!

*

©tlh 9/29/2010

(Image courtesy of artist)

Thanks, Red…cute toes 🙂

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30 responses

  1. moondustwriter

    This is hilarious until the end…
    been there ouch

    what a great picture – too fun
    thanks for sharing with One Shot Tracy

    moon glow

    September 29, 2010 at 12:03 am

    • 🙂 Patti dared me to write a funny poem instead of a love piece…I think I showed her LOL 🙂

      October 1, 2010 at 2:28 am

  2. Oh, this was great! And “OUCH!” – that toe stumble in the sleep-walking-to-pee state is horrible! This had great rythym and flow (no pun intended!)

    And that photo cracked me up – I always thought toes had attitude – lol!

    September 29, 2010 at 12:21 am

    • Thank you, Talon. I’m very glad you liked it, and the photo cracked me up too 🙂

      October 1, 2010 at 2:29 am

  3. signed .............bkm

    I hate when I do that…my husband has all this little night lights which sure helps….blessings Tracy.and watch your step..bkm

    September 29, 2010 at 12:25 am

    • I hate it too…hurts! I can even do it in daylight 😦 Thanks, bkm 🙂

      October 1, 2010 at 2:30 am

  4. It’s happened to all of us, but we don’t all manage funny verses about it!

    September 29, 2010 at 1:29 am

    • Thanks for coming by and reading, I’m very glad you liked it.

      October 1, 2010 at 2:31 am

  5. This is awesome Cowboy…I know what a wonderful sense of humour you have…this is just soooo funny!! Great post for One Shot!!! Hugs xxx

    September 29, 2010 at 2:19 am

    • Thanks, Red, and thanks for the wonderful pic 🙂

      October 1, 2010 at 2:32 am

  6. This is great. I got a nice good morning giggle. Then the end, owww!

    September 29, 2010 at 6:12 am

    • Thank you…ya gotta laugh at the pain sometimes. 🙂

      October 1, 2010 at 2:33 am

  7. haha…i am laughing to keep from crying…i broke my toe like that once…painful. nice playful one shot…

    September 29, 2010 at 6:33 am

    • Thanks, Brian…glad you can laugh at my pain LOL 🙂

      October 1, 2010 at 2:33 am

  8. i do this all the time…love it. Ur pieces are always such a treat!

    September 29, 2010 at 8:41 am

    • Thanks for stopping in and reading…very glad you enjoyed 🙂

      October 1, 2010 at 2:35 am

  9. Desiree

    Your poems always cheer me up.. : )

    September 29, 2010 at 9:39 am

    • Hey, My Friend…very nice to see you here. Thanks for coming and reading. 🙂

      October 1, 2010 at 2:36 am

  10. dustus

    LOL. Thanks for the laughs 🙂 Great post and much needed comic relief.

    September 29, 2010 at 10:57 am

    • Thanks, Adam…my pain is your gain LOL 🙂

      October 1, 2010 at 2:39 am

  11. I can totally relate to this one, Tracy.

    Many’s the time I’ve made that dark, wobbling, half-asleep trip to the bathroom.

    And yes, I’ve even stubbed my toe on occasion – which wakes you up in the most unpleasant way – AND makes it so difficult to drift back off to sleep, with your toe throbbing.

    September 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    • Indeed, my friend 🙂 Thanks for giving your time to read and comment. Watch your step now…..

      October 1, 2010 at 2:42 am

  12. Ouch! I love the drunk on the boat image combined with the urgency of a full midnight bladder

    You make smile and that’s something I was lacking!

    September 29, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    • Glad I brought a smile to your Lovely face, Annie 🙂

      October 1, 2010 at 2:43 am

  13. Hooray! And see? Big hit all around.(Especially for your poor toe!)

    September 29, 2010 at 7:16 pm

    • Ha Ha, Patti 🙂 I’m glad you liked it…I need to listen to you more often, huh?

      October 1, 2010 at 2:44 am

  14. Ouch!
    Yup … agreed. Cute toes.
    Kudos to you and to “contributors” Amanda and Patti.

    This one is just pure fun, Tracy. Love it …

    September 30, 2010 at 12:10 am

    • Seems like I need an entire team just to write a poem LOL…but wouldn’t trade them for anything 🙂 Thanks, Jamie

      October 1, 2010 at 2:46 am

  15. YEOW!! That must’ve hurt!!! And I could almost hear you wince!!

    Cute one, Tracy!! Those toes look cross.. they are probably cribbing about those late-night pee trips! 🙂 What a bother! 😉
    Fun read, friend! Very different from your love poems 🙂

    September 30, 2010 at 3:03 am

    • Tru dat, K 🙂 Had to be dared by Patti to do something different, and then I still wrote about my pain LOL Thanks for coming by, Kavita…you are a gem 🙂

      October 1, 2010 at 2:55 am

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