Somethin’ ‘Bout a Glitch

Here’s another one of my sillier poems. TV commercials are great for tickling the imagination, and this poem was inspired by one of the popular ones from back in the nineties. Have a giggle on me!

Somethin’ ‘Bout A Glitch


Old Charlie went to Motel 6

He thought he’d spend the night

Heard them bragging on TV

How they’d leave on a light

The night clerk told him, yessiree

We’ve got a room for you

We even left the light on

So you can see what e’er you do

Old Charlie said, won’t need the light

Just gotta get some sleep

But I knew you left it on, he said

I seen it on TV

Well, Charlie hit the sack and then

Looked over at the light

Now this won’t do, he said aloud

I’ll be awake all night

Old Charlie he searched high and low

mumbled somethin’ ‘bout a glitch

It looks as though this lamp here

Ain’t got no doggone switch

He called the night clerk on the phone

And told him ‘bout the trouble

The guy just laughed and then he said

I sure hate to burst your bubble

But yes, he said, the light is on

Laughed so hard it made him cough

We said we’d leave it on for you

But never said we’d turn it off!

Copyright © 1998 C. Mashburn

Sharing this lil ditty on dVerse Poets Pub’s Oen Link Night ~ Week 63


  1. I love this…truly adorable. I needed a walk on the light side today…thank you

  2. Sherry Mashburn said


  3. hahaha–fun!

  4. hahaha…oy, hope the pillow is dark enough to get some sleep….that is only funny not being him…smiles..

  5. leahJlynn said

    LOL!!!! , I had a good laugh here.

  6. ayala said

    This is delightful 🙂

  7. Mary said

    Charles, this poem made my night. Loved it.

  8. Raivenne said

    Grinning, just a grinning! Much funning Mr. Charles.

  9. Funny and pretty much sums up a Motel 6 experience! Keep on rockin’ em out, Charles. I always love your stuff.

  10. Kick Out The Jams said

    Great Charles, really laughed at that!

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