Fifth Annual Festival Fail

I was set;
had the flyer marked,
which events and where,
all within walking distance once parked.

I’d set my alarm,
then canceled one minute early,
overwhelmed by baseless fears
I thought I’d set aside.

Setting my sights on next year,
fifth year running.


dVerse Quadrille #89 – Are you set? The challenge: write a poem of exactly 44 words, and use the word “set” within the poem.

About Maggie C

Stained glass artist, writer, respecter of life.
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17 Responses to Fifth Annual Festival Fail

  1. Frank Hubeny says:

    May it not fail at the next annual festival.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Beverly Crawford says:

    …and we’re left to ponder the baseless fears. At any rate, may they vaporize, never to return!

    Liked by 2 people

  3. Wishing you the best of luck. Nice quadriie.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Truedessa says:

    Maybe, next year you will conquer your fears. I think sometimes we think we are “set” but, in reality we are not. I’ve been there before and cancelled.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Rob Kistner says:

    OK Maggie — it’s time, as Nike says, to just DO IT!

    Liked by 1 person

  6. msjadeli says:

    You’ve just described my M.O. It can help if you ask a friend to go, then you’re committed and don’t want to disappoint them. Friends can take the edge of anxiety. I’m sorry you missed your annual fall festival again 😦

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  7. merrildsmith says:

    So sorry you missed the festival again. Good luck with the anxiety and fears.

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I can’t tell you how many events I have cancelled, but, sometimes I don’t , and surprise myself.

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