Sunday, December 7, 2014

The Things That Bug Me About You!--By Robert A. Dufresne--United States

The Things That Bug Me About You!

My goodness, how rude can one get?
I haven’t even finished speaking yet.
Your uncaring interruption,
has ruined my thought construction.

Now I have to put my thoughts on the shelf.
Couldn’t you see I was talking to myself ?!

And when I ask you to look for my keys,
don’t make me beg on my knees.
I hate it when you laugh to beat the band,
just because you see them in my hand!

And last week when I asked you to find my phone,
Your unkind remark cut me to the bone.
You said, “You are losing your mind I fear.
What’s that thing on your ear?”

It just isn’t nice, no matter how true it rings,
accusing me of always losing things!
I just hate that quirk about you!! seen my other shoe?

Robert A. Dufresne was born in Vermont and raised on a dairy farm. After four years in the Navy and trying his hand at a couple of trades, he settled in as a self employed remodeling carpenter for 31 years. He and his wife moved to Florida in 1998, where he continued his career. He began writing poetry in 2009 .


  1. Dear Robert, I don't know how I missed this really sensitive poem that I can sure relate to. If it weren't so tragic that others are so quick to point out our faults it would be really funny. But alas it is an easy trap to fall into ourselves especially if we see something in others that they need to change. I needed to read this today because it gave me a clearer picture of what I need to work on myself; not finding fault, even if it is just in my mind and not spoken aloud. No one enjoys being the recipient of criticism from fault finders. Thank you for sharing your talent with us here on Whispers. I look forward to reading more of your well written poems.

  2. Great observations here. LOL, great last line!

  3. Ha, ha! You could perhaps be a little more gentle and a little more kind to yourself - although it is a good thing in the reality to laugh at oneself........... unless someone else is laughing, too............ then it may sting a tad -........ eh? Wink! Sheri

  4. This is so cute and humorous Robert. Kind of sounds like it is at our house. I enjoyed this one so much. Holiday blessings, Connie

  5. Robert,
    You sound like one who can laugh at yourself...I enjoyed reading this humorous verse.
    Your new friend,
    David Fox

  6. Hi Robert. Thank you for putting a smile on my face and a chuckle in my heart with this delightful poem. Continued blessings!

    -MJ (

  7. Robert,

    I can so relate to the poem and still laugh at myself...I enjoyed reading this one today.


  8. True too.. Funny, and well worth reading Robert..'