The Backup

He read the sages daily

And followed their advice.

He kept a careful backup,

In case things went awry.

He didn’t think about it,

Until the market crashed,

And his current girlfriend

Traded him for cash.

Then his Benz got repo’d;

The bank sent an NOD,

So, he felt down and gloomy

And needed company.

He texted dear old backup:

How about a little fun?

She said, oh I thot u died,

Dint hear frm u so long.

Turned out she got married;

It’s all his own fault–

If you have a backup,

Keep it locked inside a vault.


Prompt from the Carrot Ranch

11 responses to “The Backup

  1. Served him right.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Ennle Madresan

    Oh WOW, love this!


  3. That was pretty funny. And the young “speak” – precious.


  4. Bravo. I like your sense of humor and timing. To depend on backups will only get that person’s back up. A short but sweet morality play told with panache. Good work. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Most welcome. Like your style and genre. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  6. Fun and clever flash fable.

    Liked by 1 person

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