A Freudian slip?

A name from a former time.

The name was not mine!

How to deal with this?

Didn’t take long to find out.

I did it also!


Ronovan’s haiku using words “slip” and “time” brought a long time ago frustrating event to my mind. Young love. Newly married. My sleeping husband said a lady’s name aloud. The name was not mine! I am not a quick reactor to these kinds of things. But I was puzzled. Sometime later from deep in my dreamland, I heard myself say a guy’s name. Not Sammy’s! Did I really say that name aloud? I still don’t know. Sammy never brought it up. Maybe he knew he had done the same thing. 😀 I’m pretty sure he wouldn’t remember. Husband’s don’t remember things like this for 68 years, do they? Or do they? I shall now put this memory back under the rug.

Written for Ronovan http://Ronovan Writes #Weekly #Haiku #Poetry Prompt #Challenge 346 SLIP and Time. haiku challenge. Thanks for the fun, Ronovan.

About oneta hayes

ABOUT ME Hello. To various folks I am Neat’nee, Mom, Grandma Neta, Gramma, Aunt Neta, Aunt Noni, Aunt Neno, and Aunt Neto (lots of varieties from little nieces and nephews). To some I’m more like “Didn’t you used to be my teacher?” or “Don’t I know you from someplace?” To you, perhaps, I am a Fellow Blogger. Not “fellow” like a male or a guy, but “fellow” like a companion or an adventurer. I would choose to be Grandma Blogger, and have you pull up a chair, my website before you, while I tell you of some days of yore. I have experienced life much differently than most of you. It was and is a good life. I hope to share nuggets of appreciation for those who have gone before me and those who come after me. By necessity you are among those who come after me and I will tell you of those who came before. Once upon a time in a little house on a prairie - oops, change that lest I commit plagiarism - and change that “house on the prairie” to “dugout on the prairie.” So my story begins...
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6 Responses to TENDER TIMES

  1. Gersom Clark says:

    Chances are your husband remembers, Oneta. But he will just smile.

  2. It’s a good rule in marriage not to hold anything against your spouse that (s)he did while asleep. 😉

    • oneta hayes says:

      And not too much bitterness to those things he/she did fully awake! 😀
      Those who commit to long term marriage generally come out pretty equal when all is said and done!

  3. Faye says:

    Yes, If honest through the years, many things are best forgotten. LOVE has the power even in earthly marriage commitments to cover it with a mantle if not forgetfulness but of memory with golden diversions.

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