Sunday Afternoon


On Sunday afternoon

I mowed the lawn

Cleaned out the rabbit

Washed the car

Hovered the carpet

Sorted my books

Made everyone beans on toast.


Then in the evening

I thought I would

Take the plunge

And do the impossible

Phone my sister

And swallow my pride

I could hear your laughter

“That would hit a magical note,”

You don’t believe a word of it

And of course

I didn’t

You were



Written for Theme Thursday

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4 Responses to Sunday Afternoon

  1. Mary says:

    There seems to be a mystery to this, Alan. I find myself wondering why it would be difficult for you to phone your sister….I am sure there is a story here.

  2. gs batty says:

    I came out of this one with the idea that the bro/sis relationship is not good and you can’t bring your self to call even though you know you should. test the magic…try…if it doesn’t work…well, even Houdini didn’t get it all right.

    • alan1704 says:

      Thanks, my sister returned from USA and i was a bit unsure from my other sister as to whether she had a good time or not so i chickened out on ringing her, i will this weekend, much to my wife’s amusement.

  3. mrsupole says:

    I was wondering what happened to the rabbit when you cleaned it, did you make rabbit stew? Is it a pet rabbit and you just gave it a bath, oh I do hope so. We do not seem to do the beans on toast thing although I have heard it is quite good. Maybe some day I will have a go with them.

    Maybe your sister is wondering why you are not calling her. So glad to see you are going to call her.

    Thanks so much for sharing this thought provoking poem with us for this weeks Theme Thursday. I hope your weekend is filled with magical conversations with your sister.

    God bless.

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