Cranky Pants

When I was getting dressed today
By some unlucky chance,
Instead of choosing my blue jeans
I choseย my cranky pants.
Perhaps I woke and got out
On the wrong side of the bed.
Or maybe it was lack of sleep
That muddled up my head.
Whatever was the reason,
Those pants messed up my day.
Every noise annoyed me,
Everyone got in my way.
The cranky pants were much too tight,
Too itchy and too hot.
They even made it hard to walk,
And so I stomped a lot.
I’m sorry that I snapped at you,
Like some old crocodile.
I can’t help but be snappy
With my pants cut in this style.
But don’t you worry dear one,
No need to fret and pout.
After this bad-tempered day,
I’m throwing those pants out.
And so tomorrow I’ll be back
Full of smiles! Unlessโ€ฆ
Let’s just hope that I don’t find
That spotty grumpy dress.

Prose for Thought
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24 thoughts on “Cranky Pants

  1. Brilliant! I must have several pairs of these cranky pants at the moment that keep coming out of the drawer by mistake. What a fab poem, sums up ‘those’ days wonderfully ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. LOVE LOVE LOVE this!! This is so me sometimes – and I need to share this with Ross and Grace. They would totally agree ๐Ÿ™‚ You have been missed and good to see you back at your best ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you for linking to Prose for Thought xx

  3. Love the punchline. I don’t have cranky pants (different meaning for Brits!) but I do have stompy shoes.
    Reminds me of The Green Wing joke:
    Mac (to his hungover friend): How about I swap your “hangover hat” with my “I know when I’ve had enough” hat?

  4. I think I have a pair of those, too (though, pants here means underpants). I think Tyger is wearing a pair of manic pants (or t-shirt since he has nothing on his bottom half) today.
    Funny and awesome as usual (good to have you back).

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