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And Now, For Your Reading Pleasure, A Brief Poem by Sobek August 23, 2010

Posted by Sobek in News.

My Suitcase is Empty

by Sobek

It’s good to be home
After traveling for a while
And get all unpacked
And back to normal life.
My suitcase is empty
And it feels good.

Honey, your suitcase could be empty, too.
You could feel good
Like I do
If you hadn’t wasted so much time
Unloading the van
And feeding the kids
And getting them in their jammies
And unloading their suitcases
And washing two loads of post-vacation laundry
And cleaning the dishes.

It sure does feel good
To know my suitcase is empty.


1. Sobek - August 22, 2010

More poetry here. I especially like Pupster’s contribution at #15. Classic.

2. pajama momma - August 22, 2010

Holy crap! Are you in my living room? I just got home from Utah yesterday and, yes, my suitcase has not yet been unpacked, however, I have done about 8 flippin’ loads of laundry.

3. geoff - August 23, 2010

Reminds me of the Baby blues comic where the husband says, “Let’s go for a drive!!” His wife says, “Sure!!”

In the next panel you see her in the middle of gathering all the paraphernalia required for baby life support – blankets, diapers, wipes, formula, toys, baby powder, etc…

In the last panel he springs into the room, shouting, “I’ve got the keys!!!” She, of course, looks at him like he’s clueless.

My wife wouldn’t stop showing me that one.

4. MostlyRight - August 23, 2010

Wow that hits close to home. I just read this to Mrs. MostlyRight, and she laughed, and now I’m afraid we’re going to have a “talk”.

5. Cathy - August 23, 2010

Sobek. I miss you. Please tell Mrs. Sobek I love and miss her too.

Glad your suitcase is empty. *sheesh*

6. Dave in Texas - August 23, 2010

this is one of those metaphor thingys, isn’t it?

7. Sobek - August 23, 2010

The suitcase symbolizes the conflict in Darfur.

8. lauraw - August 23, 2010

*blows bubblegum bubble and looks confused*

9. Retired Geezer - August 23, 2010

Unloading the Van = Burying the Duck

See… metaphors are easy.

10. MCPO Airdale - August 23, 2010

Sobek is like the Carl Sandburg of unfathomable poetry.

11. Michael - August 23, 2010

It’s some kinda secret code, right?

How come I didn’t get the decoder ring?

12. Cathy - August 23, 2010

*removes decoder ring from finger*

*stuffs ring in couch cushions*

13. Sobek - August 23, 2010

“I’m engulfed in searing hot regret!”

14. Sobek - August 23, 2010

Dude’s got nuthin on me.

15. Sobek - August 23, 2010

Okay, one more. But only because this one is so scrumpa-doo-chous.

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