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Wednesday, June 15, 2016


WORDS FOR WEDNESDAY are provided by River DRIFTING THROUGH LIFE this month.  We were given two sets for words to choose from and one short phrase.  I choose to write a poem each week but so many write short stories and they are great.  You must go read them. I picked the first set of words.  Good selections River

Be sure and read the other stories and poems, etc. written for this week posted in comments on River's DRIFTING THROUGH LIFE.  Also go see the other set of words and the phrase.  Give this fun WFW a try.

1. station
2. stranger
3. opportunity
4. release
5. notebook
6. heavens
FILL ER UP by Granny Annie

At the old time filling station
We were never a stranger.
They filled our tanks for us
To keep us out of danger.

Then along came progress
Some saw as opportunity
To cause us to pump our own gas
Doubling prices with impunity.

I used a notebook to write
The instructions for my ease.
Still it took me ages to learn
How to push the gas cap release.

I forgot never to light a match.
It wasn't written, don't you see,
That fire and gasoline won't mix
Now heaven's home for me.



  1. Should have left the job to the pros.

  2. Ouch.
    Brilliant use of the words. And I can see that firey explosion now...

  3. I left a comment at my blog saying how much I loved this, but I don't mind saying it twice. I LOVE this poem, so cleverly done.
    my story will be on my blog tomorrow, Friday 17th.

  4. Very good, Annie. :)

  5. Whoa, you lit that one up!

  6. You are so good at this!

  7. i am laughing, it is good

  8. Yep, this was fun! wish I had time to think n do it! # minutes til shut off time...Thanks for giggle

  9. Love this one Annie.
    I nearly freaked out when I saw someone light up at the petrol station today. Thankfully he was getting into his car and not out of it.

  10. In all the years I drove, and there were decades of them, I never once put petrol in my car.