Grandpa’s Wisdom (or Folly)

Better an hour early than a minute late,
. . . . Grandpa oft repeated.

Which is fine, until . . .
You arrive at the party and
. . . . the host is in the shower
. . . . the chicken’s still running around the yard
. . . . you’re put to work chopping onions
. . . . the shindig’s tomorrow night


It’s Quadrille Monday at dVerse Poets Pub and Kim is calling for our 44-word poems to include the word early. I went a different direction than my usual. Head on over and see what other early birds are bringing to the Quadrille table.

About Linda Kruschke

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.
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46 Responses to Grandpa’s Wisdom (or Folly)

  1. othermary says:

    Hahaha – that would be me, except 5 to 10 minutes late the day before! This is a fun read, thanks.

  2. Ha! That is cheeky. What an awkward scenario indeed! XD

  3. Mish says:

    Haha! Love the humoour in this one.

  4. Imelda says:

    This made me laugh. love love this.

  5. Yep, that was a little too early…appreciate the humor in this poem.

  6. SMiLes..
    Isn’t Life..:)

  7. As long as you don’t have to slaughter the chicken I think it’s OK…

  8. Frank Hubeny says:

    That is very early. Getting the onion-chopping duty may be appropriate.

  9. The chicken running around is epic. 😂 that is indeed way too early.

  10. Gina says:

    your take on early was genius! to be so early you had to catch the chicken too!

  11. rosross says:

    This made me laugh. Love your take on it.

  12. Ali Grimshaw says:

    The chicken is running around the yard and you get stuck cutting onions. Love this.

  13. Ha that happens! Show up too early an you are in the kitchen!

  14. Raivenne says:

    Oh, nice to know I am not the only one this has happened to. Except I had to get the chicken. Thanks for the grin and the memory.

  15. Grace says:

    That is too early, smiles. If you are too early, you will be helping out, ha.

  16. Janice says:

    This gave me a laugh :))

  17. Haha. This is so true which is why I try not to arrive to early for parties. LOL

  18. V.J. Knutson says:

    I laughed out loud – the shindig is tomorrow night – been there.

  19. henrigabetta says:

    Ha. I loved this. Such perfect pace, and story and interest. Five stars no doubt.

  20. sanaarizvi says:

    Hahaha! ❤️Such a delightful read, Linda 😀

  21. jazzytower says:

    This is funny, the chicken will be truly fresh.


  22. Jade M. Wong says:

    Haha! This was a fun poem, Linda 🙂

  23. kanzensakura says:

    Ha! Now that is early to the shindig!

  24. This is funny!

  25. kim881 says:

    Your quadrille made me chuckle, Linda! I’ve been close but I don’t think I’ve ever been that early!

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