I have this coffee perk-u-later
Just couldn’t figure out
why I put three cups of water in
and got two cups of coffee out

I had this perk-u-later
going on eight years
So I went and bought a new one
to eliminate my fears

Proud of my new perk-u-later
I put it on the shelf
Thought of all the money saved
doing it myself

AHH! a new perk-u-later
I got this figured out
I put three cups of water in
and got two cups of coffee out

Somehow this perk-u-later
reminded me of politics
When you have it all figured out
it’s still full of a few more tricks

Thomas J Norbeck

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I can’t believe I wrote this
My younger brother named it
I’m not political, I don’t feel many artists are
It sure gives one something to think about


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  • Irene  Burdell
    Irene Burdellalmost 5 years ago

    Great , very funny ,I know the feeling.

  • Yvonne Churchley
    Yvonne Churchleyalmost 5 years ago

    So where does the third cup go same place as all the odd socks we lose in the laundry perhaps LOL :))

  • wigs
    wigsover 4 years ago

    very very good….. great piece of writing i have to say

  • I had to do this again I’m getting old you know…..here goes…..
    Thank you for adding me to your favorite list…..Woops! I mean the poem…..Funny, all the politicians are in such a hurry to get elected…..and then they sit around trying to figure out who’s on first……I guess it’s the same purk-U-later all over…..
    Tom Norbeck

    – Thomas J Norbeck

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