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The useful gadget

The Useful Gadget

The bride was slightly the-worse-for-wear,
with flowers wilting, in her newly-styled hair.
She’d been led astray by the chief bridesmaid,
who’d been adding gin to her plain lemonade.

After the best man’s speech was done,
the bride got up shakily, all on her own.
She started to speak, intending to thank
her parents, sister, and big brother, Frank.

But the words came out slurring, and round the wrong way
(though the guests knew what she had MEANT to say).
When it came to the parents, she couldn’t ignore
A coffee percolator, from her mother-in-law.

“To my in-laws” she said, “a special ‘thank you’…
…for helping to put on this fabulous ‘do’…
…and as well as providing the venue to cater,
…they also supplied my perky copulator!”

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Hope this doesn’t offend anyone. Apologies in advance.


poem, drunk, wedding, humour, speech, margaret sanderson

I’m a self-taught artist from the North of England and I like to inject a bit of humour wherever possible, whether it’s in my writing (see my poems), or my artwork.
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  • JennyMac
    JennyMacabout 5 years ago

    Wicked fun! I’m smiling again… : )

    GEORGE SANDERSONabout 5 years ago

    But was it really a slip of the tongue ???
    Nice one Margaret !!!

  • Maybe a Freudian slip! Thanks George.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • SnowyOwl
    SnowyOwlabout 5 years ago


  • Vicki Ferrari
    Vicki Ferrariabout 5 years ago

    You are so wicked Margaret! Love it!!! :))

  • I get worse as I get older. Thanks Vicki.

    – Margaret Sanderson

  • chitrali
    chitraliover 4 years ago

    LOL!!…that’s hilarious!! – and very tightly written too..:)

  • Thanks so much for your kind comment!

    – Margaret Sanderson

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