My Least Favorite Things

26 Nov

Here’s a little poem I wrote.
Try to imagine Julie Andrews singing it.

My Least Favorite Things

People who punish as much as they’re able,
Gossip and whining and pride on the table,
Gifts and affection all tied up with strings,
These are a few my least favorite things.

Family secrets and abject denial,
Threatening and judging and people on trial
Sneers and snide comments and yelling that stings
These are a few my least favorite things.

Unwise expectations that I should not tell,
Those who have created their own private hell,
Ostracization and hatred that clings,
These are a few my least favorite things.

When I’m missing family dinners–
When I’m feeling sad,
I simply remember my least favorite things
And then I don’t feel so bad.

-Cherilyn Clough

5 Responses to “My Least Favorite Things”

  1. dharmagoddess November 26, 2013 at 7:25 pm #

    I’m singing this! I’m singing this! 🙂 Thank you!

  2. Cherilyn Clough November 26, 2013 at 7:26 pm #

    You are very welcome! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

  3. dharmagoddess November 26, 2013 at 7:28 pm #

    Thank you! Please enjoy your Thanksgiving as well. Gratitude is *awesome*.

  4. Emily Holts November 26, 2013 at 10:48 pm #

    Pssst–your spell check did not catch “their”. Great job othewise.

  5. Cherilyn Clough November 27, 2013 at 8:18 am #

    Thanks so much! I wrote this years ago and just copied the file–guess it is always wise to double check. 🙂

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