Avoidance Failed.


I was walking down the street,

Shopping in hand,

When I saw her,

Saw her with two,

Two not one,

Collection tins!

There was no way I could avoid her,

I rapidly moved towards her,

Tried to avoid her eyes.

But then I looked again,

They were not tins,

They were mugs of coffee.

Luckily she was standing outside Specsavers,

So I went in

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 28th, 2017 01:24
  • Comment from author about the poem: This happened yesterday morning.
  • Category: Humor
  • Views: 70
  • Users favorite of this poem: Mugsdaddy, Accidental Poet, Laura🌻.


  • orchidee

    Oh lol, good write Gold. At one rather eccentric church they had two collections. One was literally a hat passed round! But no surprise really. Some there are potty enough for anything! You know, usual things for a Vicar's leaving-do: two African warriors with war paint yelling ooh-arggh and all that rubbish. The Vicar was embarrassed, though a bit eccentric too himself.

  • Mugsdaddy


    • Goldfinch60

      That is what it was meant to be, thank you MD.

    • Michael Edwards

      I doubt if out trans Atlantic friends will appreciate the reference to Specsavers but that doesn't matter - still a great fun write.

      • Goldfinch60

        They may not, thanks Michael.

      • Accidental Poet

        Yes, I was rather puzzled at the mention of Specsavers, but that's ok. Think I get the idea of it. Great write Goldie.

      • WL Schuett

        Don’t need glasses to see the humor, fun poem

        • Goldfinch60

          Thank you WL, we must have humour in our lives.

        • w c

        • w c

          Thanks Goldfinch! very clever

          • Goldfinch60

            Thanks w c much appreciated.

          • FredPeyer

            Goldie, this one is precious and funny. Goes to show that life is all about expectations. Sometimes the brain tells you one thing when reality is another. Good write!
            I assume 'Specsavers' is maybe a second-hand store like Goodwill over here.

            • Goldfinch60

              Spec savers is an opticians shop, for eye testing and buying spectacles, in the UK there us a standing joke that if not seeing something in a real or unreal situation people say “You need to go to Specsavers.

              • FredPeyer

                Thank you! Now I got the hidden meaning of the poem. Makes it even better!

              • Christina8

                Very cute poem! LOL Enjoyed the read GF!

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Christine, most kind.

                • Laura🌻

                  Enjoyed the read, Goldfinch!

                  • Goldfinch60

                    Thank you Laura, much appreciated.

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