What is a debacle?  Why is it at times, disastrous?

Let us first take a look at the meaning of Debacle in the Webster Dictionary-debacle   1.  Debacle-A sudden and . ignominious failure;  a fiasco

Daily Wisdom Word Meaning-Debacle:  1.  A sudden and unexpected breakdown of events that is unexpected, usually ending in disastrous circumstance or failure

Debacles are unexpected.  Debacles are not pleasant events and it seems when a debacle arises, it tends to attract more and more bad things within the event itself.  Debacles can sometimes be funny when we look back on them.   Because they are so unexpected, they hit us from left field.  They tend to be bad experiences that go from bad to worse.

I will use an example of a Debacle I have experienced.  One day, I had a doctor’s appointment.  I had booked this appointment six months in advance.  I was ready to go on time and getting ready to walk out the door, when I could not find my car keys.  When I finally found my car keys, if I walked out the door, I figured I could call the doctor’s office and let them know I was going to be late.  I go to my car, as fast as I can to depart to the doctors office.

I get in the car, and my car wouldn’t start, of all things.  I finally get my car to start.  At this point, I am 15 minutes late.  I call the doctor’s office.  They say they will still accept if I can get there in 15 minutes.  I am so nervous at this point, I am not thinking straight . What happens next?  I get lost, going in circles.  At this point, I am now almost an hour late.

I finally arrive at the doctor’s office and sure enough, they can no longer take me in for the appointment.  This is a clear and concise and embarrassing example of a debacle.

Have you had debacles happen to you where one bad thing leads to a chain of events, ending in disaster?  I would love to hear poems about debacles today!!  These are events that are sudden, unexpected, and ending in failure.

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Samantha Leboeuf-founder/daily wisdom words, LLC
Founder: Daily Wisdom Words, LLC. I love Poetry and am an Author as well.   There is a lot of meaning in the title of my book, Daily Wisdom Words, Volume l. My previous experience is in Sales and Marketing. Previously, I was in charge of Development through the Marketing and Sales of New Homes' in new home communities for close to 20 years.  I was a licensed Real Estate Broker selling/listing homes in the Colorado market.  While doing this, I hosted a cable network show called, "From Trees to Keys", my portion for Colorado Living Inc.. I enjoyed creating interview questions, working for Developers of New Home Communities, hosting Live on actual construction sites, describing and displaying on television camera various stages of construction as the home was built from start to finish. I interviewed various land developers, New Home Builders, Real Estate Brokers, and other people in the Real Estate Business for one year. Previous Experience: I was licensed through the "Securities and Exchange Commission" as a Principal for Limited Partnerships and sold them as well. I held a Series 22, 63, as well as License, to manage a brokerage firm called a series 39. I enjoyed running a small branch office of an Oil and Gas Company in Colorado for approximately one year. Hobbies: I have always loved Poetry and Writing.  I was declared "Permanently Disabled" due to Breast Cancer and CRPS-(Chronic Regional Pain Syndrome).  I began focusing on my writing. I volunteered for an online poetry community,  "Realistic Poetry" for approximately six months. I decided to start Daily Wisdom Words, LLC after volunteering for an online poetry community and thinking of ways that I would improve this concept and offer something for every KIND of #Writer:  Authors, Bloggers, Poets, Songwriters, Original Quote Creatives, and short story writers. I have two grown children, a son, 33, and a daughter 31,  who lives in Idaho with her husband. They have a son, my first grandchild who will be three years old, soon!  They welcomed their second child, Easton Jay into the world, 5/4//2021. Updates are necessary as my son is now married to my lovely daughter-in-law who is awesome.  She just gave birth to their first son on 5/5/2021, who is so beautiful having the name Logan James Leboeuf. This is her and my son's first child.  Hard to believe their child has a birthday one day ahead of my daughter and son-in-law's second child, Little E.  So exciting!!  I love children! Thanks so much for reading!  We humbly love this community and the members who are part of it. We think of ourselves as a family, and every member makes up part of it.  Please view our website, fully as it is constantly changing!!  We are always adding new prompts, and new content, and are so very proud to be debuting with our first podcast, "Daily Wisdom Words Podcast."  Episode #101 with Dr. Dream, Kelly Sullivan Walden.  She will be our first guest.  Please watch as it airs 6/12/2021 June 12, 2021 9:00 am pacific time.  Thank you in advance if you are new to daily wisdom words, and welcome to the family. Samantha LeBoeuf
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