This Is Just For You To Say…

April 22, 2012


The other day I did a post based off of William Carlos Williams’ poem “This Is Just To Say.”  I offered a couple parody versions, and we all had a good laugh, and shared and grew closer.  Remember?

The thing is, these parody versions are fun and I think everyone should join in.  Don’t worry – they’re not terribly tough.  They don’t have to involve eating something, be it fruit or otherwise.  They just need to follow the basic structure of the original poem.  You could go with…

And apparently I was wrong about how many notices they send you...

This Is Just To Say…
I forgot to
pay the
cable bill.


This Is Just To Say…
I have made
the unfortunate decision
to cut my own


So, take a deep breath, a belt of strong coffee and give it a go!  For this weeks Weekly “Question” of the Week, give us your best (or second best, or 5th, or whatever) “This Is Just to Say”

Here’s the original, for reference

This Is Just to Say
I have eaten
the plums
that were in
the icebox

You ATE MY PLUMS??!! GRRRRAAAAHHHH!!! The one's I was saving for MY BREAKFAST?? Oh, my God, what kind of person - no, no, no, no, I want to know what kind of person eats someone else's FREAKING PLUMS??!!!

and which
you were probably
for breakfast
Forgive me
they were delicious
so sweet
and so cold
, , ,

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65 Comments on “This Is Just For You To Say…”

  1. freddyflow Says:

    This is just to say


  2. k8edid Says:

    This is just to say
    I spent the money
    you were saving
    for a lawnmower.

    I am sorry, I know
    how you coveted that Deere
    to manicure your lawn
    But I coveted a manicure, too.


  3. Fraha Says:

    FREAKING PLUMS! I loved it.


  4. Richard Wiseman Says:

    This just to say
    do not eat
    the meatballs
    that are in
    the ice box

    They were
    brought home
    by the medical student
    lodger today

    He tells me
    they are
    being sewn back
    on the patient


  5. Fraha Says:

    This is just to say
    I used the last roll
    of toilet paper
    So soft
    Never replaced
    In the basement
    Is a new case
    Napkins left
    In the rolls place


  6. skippingstones Says:

    This is just to say
    I thought about what you said
    I understand you need some space
    and I’m not angry

    your stuff is on the lawn
    the fire is almost out
    your mom can’t wait to see you
    and your old room is just the way
    you left it


  7. Life in the Boomer Lane Says:

    This is just to say
    I have disconnected
    your breathing

    It made
    so much noise
    I am such
    a light sleeper

    Forgive me
    I promise to
    celebrate your life
    with your money


  8. Curly Carly Says:

    This is Just to Say…

    I forgot to unplug
    the iron like you
    asked me to.

    Don’t worry, you
    can always rebuild.
    Here’s a $10-off
    coupon for Motel 6.
    It will be like a vacation.
    They have free HBO.


  9. sj Says:

    This is just to say
    I reset your DVR
    Game of Thrones isn’t important
    but the Bachelor is
    to me

    I also deleted
    – this part was an accident –
    all of the Mad Men
    and Walking Dead
    you were saving for that

    Please forgive me
    isn’t that what
    the Pirate Bay
    is for?


  10. Howlin' Mad Heather Says:

    This Is Just to Say
    I have taped over
    the NHL playoff game
    that was in
    the DVR

    and which
    you were probably
    for the weekend

    Forgive me
    It was so boring
    so sleep-inducing
    and so stupid
    (and besides, I needed to tape Dancing with the Stars)


  11. Life With The Top Down Says:

    This is Just To Say…

    I love music
    that moves my soul
    the Stones
    can be Rolling
    Sly or Pilots

    The lyrics can
    break a heart
    make love or
    burn a house down

    They can never
    be the screeches
    of country twang!


  12. She's a Maineiac Says:

    I love all of them! great job, fellow Byromaniacs–so nice to giggle on a lazy rainy Sunday morning…


  13. susielindau Says:

    This is just to say
    that the dog
    didn’t really bury
    your favorite

    I destroyed them
    while headbanging
    at a rave
    last night.

    I buried them
    under the rose bush
    along with my old
    boyfriend you stole
    from me.


  14. gojulesgo Says:

    This is just to say
    I really
    your mother.

    She taught me
    I know about

    Tell her I’m
    really looking forward
    to Christmas Eve,
    and I’m SURE the turkey
    won’t be dry
    this year.


  15. becomingcliche Says:

    This is just to say
    I donated
    A carload to Goodwill.
    And all of it was yours.
    I needed the room
    For my elliptical machine.
    You understand.


  16. She's a Maineiac Says:

    This is just to say

    right after
    you left
    the grandkids
    with us

    We stuffed
    them full off
    Dr. Pepper
    and Twinkies,


    (by the way, this JUST happened to me today…)


  17. thesinglecell Says:

    This is just to say
    I really had no idea
    how important
    it was to you

    I only thought
    you’d forgotten
    and left it lying
    on the floor

    I never expected
    that it would upset you so much
    to learn
    that I had
    torn it up

    And flushed it
    down the toilet
    screaming obscenities
    while her face stared and swirled

    And then
    took a hammer
    to the porcelain…
    (just a swing or two)

    I felt better.
    But I’m sorry
    I destroyed your only photo
    Of your mother.

    I’m sure you can take
    another one
    when she’s here…
    quick, before I serve the food.


  18. pegoleg Says:

    This is Just to Say
    I have taken
    the money
    that was in
    the bank

    and which
    you were probably
    for her

    Forgive me
    she is so young
    so sweet
    and she can have your old wrinkled ass

    I’ve got the cash.


  19. Angie Z. Says:

    This is just to say
    I totally suck at this crap
    but I didn’t want to seem like a party pooper.

    But I sorta still am.

    Your blog always keeps things so lively. Good times!


    • tedstrutz Says:

      Angie Z. Wins! At least she echoes my feelings. But If I have to pick a winner of those who actually did it… Richard Wiseman or Life in the Boomer Lane.


  20. tedstrutz Says:

    I just noticed your Blogger of the Week. Don’t tell me you two live in Oregon? You would have to have a sense of humor to live there.


    • The Byronic Man Says:

      I’m in Oregon, she’s in New Jersey. The only two state with the common sense not to force people to face the cruel elements and pump your own gas. I assume in Jersey it’s because you’d be killed by mobsters. In Oregon it’s because as soon you get out of your car you’re asked to signed petitions to legalize marijuana and to make hugs legal currency.


  21. ghfool Says:

    This Is Just to Say
    I miss you
    even when
    you are here
    or nearby

    as if
    you don’t know
    is forever

    I regret
    some things said
    my love
    forever my love


  22. tedstrutz Says:

    I forgot I was supposed to do this…

    This is just to say
    I lived in Portland,
    The Oregon one,
    For a year.

    This is just to say
    It really sucked,
    Having just come
    From living in Chicago.

    This is just to say
    The one redeeming factor,
    Would be the Alibi Lounge
    On North Interstate.



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