I get tired

of having to explain myself

every time

I say something stupid

and stick my foot

in my mouth.


but I do it


every time.


I rectify the situation

I find some other 

stupid thing to say


It’s a viscous cycle

I can’t seem to escape


Perhaps it’s fate

perhaps it’s destiny

but whatever the case

it really does suck.




Author's Notes/Comments: 

I continually suffer from foot in mouth disease.  I've been advised that the only cure is the shut up and remain silent.

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Morningglory's picture


My foot has been stuck in my mouth and so I cannot speak out loud.

Leg and hips kinda hurt too, being in this awkward position. 


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georgeschaefer's picture

ah, to remember those younger

ah, to remember those younger days when everything worked a lot better.

allets's picture

I See It This Way

Feet in the teeth is therapeutic. - slc



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It can also be pretty painful

It can also be pretty painful and run an expensive dental bill

Stephen's picture

My wife's mother said:

"No one knows how stupid one is until they open their mouth and let everyone know."  Stephen

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What did Two Marks write?  It

What did Two Marks write?  It is better to remain silent and appear a fool than to open your mouth and remove all doubt.