Practical to a Fault

by | Apr 6, 2021 | Personal

A client (Taylor Martin, WD Martin’s grand-daughter) invited me to her
wedding. At the time I had a lot of everyday stuff stored in my shed for
use in my home and business. . . Toilet paper, paper towels, quart and
gallon size Ziplock bags, room sanitizer, plastic gloves, kitchen
scrubbers. . . all stuff that you have to continually replace. I wrapped
it in a huge box and wrapped it in plain brown paper. The kind of paper
you use to cover the floor when you’re painting. I think I wrote the poem
on the box instead of getting a card.

To be sure, I did not want it to show up with all the other gifts, I gave
it outside of any formal gathering. While I’m practical, I also am
somewhat sensitive. I didn’t want everyone else thinking I was a dork, LOL.

I think modern ‘high-falutin’ weddings are out-dated. I wasn’t going to go
out and buy something they didn’t need and have to return.

From what was said, they liked the gift because it was immediately usable.

Practical to a Fault

Some may give you silver
Some may give you gold
For me, I’m just too practical
And, therefore, break the mold

Free time is what I lend you
From chores so every day
No dusting of the gift I give
Nor, be compelled to save.


Linda Brady

Linda Brady

Grandma Linda is a squigily peg in a square hole. Her poetry is aimed at moving the world to love, unity and perfect margaritas. And after years of perfecting the art, she has the skill to paint a better world and make it so.

When she is not serving customers, gazing at rocks, or visiting her grandchildren Linda is writing poetry. And even during all the above activities she has been known to write still.

– Zackary (self proclaimed “Favorite Grandson”)