Guilt Trip.

It’s my own fault.

I admit it!

I did it!

It shouldn’t have happened

But it just came over me.

I could not stop,

Try as I might,

It just had to be done.

So there it was,

I had done it

And knew I would regret it.

They were sitting there

Just waiting,

Waiting for me,

For me to eat.

I shouldn’t have done it,

I shouldn’t have cooked them,

Shouldn’t have cooked the shortbread.


  • Audax

    Reminds me of when my mom caught my hand in the cookie jar! Lol 😂

    But thank you for sharing your words that brought humor! It inspired me to create one that can do the same. May take a while but it can be done.

    • Goldfinch60

      Back in the day eh Audax? LOL

      Humour is important in life and I try and bring humour to those around me.

      "Smile! It confuses people!"


    • orchidee

      You had that shortbread now? You scoffed the lot?! lol. Was there any in 1066. They could have come to tea with you, with shortbread, instead of listening to me mucking it up!

      • Goldfinch60

        None left!!

        Even back then there would have been no shortbread left!


      • Andrew Charles Forrest

        OOOh Andy shortbread
        There jooos loose abooot this hooos
        To the shops (I can't cook)
        Mother always said "Duncan's of Deeside make the best shortbread in the known world
        But I haven't tasted yours yet!
        Great weekend firestarter LIGHT THE OVENS!

        • Goldfinch60

          I will have to send you some Andrew - they won't cost you too much. LOL.


        • L. B. Mek

          reminds me of a poem by William Carlos Williams titled 'This is just to say'
          immersive writing, with sublime subtext and quirky jest

          • jarcher54

            Yes, I had the same impression. A good excuse to link to the MPS data base!


          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            Angela here - Good Sabbath Uncle Andy loving a *Lazy hazy Saturday after a Week in the Pool & the Gym & Obesity on the Massage TABLE !* I love every second of OLIVER - Great film - Great CAST !
            Ahhhhhhhh Shortbread (Scottish All Butter love the shapes) and home made has a special *Je ne sait quoi* a weakness of Brians & Mine. Thanks for caring !

            Blessings & Shortbread to YOU & YOURS
            Love Angela - Brian & Smokey Cat !
            Please check *A Forty-Niner* Thanks A & B !

          • Fay Slimm.

            Ha ha - what a temptation a tray full of shortbread - no worries or regrets after a treat like that dear Andy.

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Fay, they WERE very nice, mind you I have had years of practice making them.


            • jarcher54

              Reminded me of William Carlos Williams' plums, but maybe the real analogy is to the fruit of the tree of knowledge. Adam and Eve could not resist that shortbread either, and we are still paying for it.

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