143D0F18-0272-4573-9BE5-72D77940F6AFI wanted to satisfy my natural curiosity
About what it would be like
To soar like a seagull
High above the surf
What a great escapade it would be

And so I found a suitable locale
On top of the cliffs high above
The ocean down below

I opened my big umbrella
And jumped off the cliff
It was a dream come true
I felt just like Mary Poppins
Gently floating toward the ground

Until my big umbrella inverted
And I started rapidly falling
Turning my dream into a nightmare


Written for these daily prompts: Jibber Jabber (satisfy), The Daily Spur (natural), Fandango’s One-Word Challenge (escapade), Your Daily Word Prompt (locale), Ragtag Daily Prompt (umbrella), and Word of the Day Challenge (dream). Image credit: chosep at DeviantArt.com.

17 thoughts on “Oops

  1. slmret August 5, 2020 / 5:02 pm

    Oh, dear — oops! What a wonderful dream — until it wasn’t!

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    • Marleen August 5, 2020 / 6:25 pm


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  2. Marleen August 5, 2020 / 6:28 pm

    I was listening to a story, recently, of a young lawyer who got to be the main counsel (maybe it’s called head counsel or I don’t know what) in a BIG class-action case. Whoever had BEEN in charge was kite sailing and crashed. Oops.

    No one died.

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  3. Marleen August 5, 2020 / 6:49 pm

    Let’s Go Fly a Kite

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  4. blindzanygirl August 5, 2020 / 8:15 pm

    Ha ha. Yes, oops!

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  5. Mason Bushell August 6, 2020 / 12:51 am

    Nicely done, I love the way it flows and tumbles into the dealthly drop at the end.

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  6. leigha66 August 7, 2020 / 7:50 pm

    What a nice dream.. that ended horribly! Good job!

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  7. Sue August 9, 2020 / 8:43 pm

    Oops! Oh my…. goodness!!!

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