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The To-Do List

May 11, 2013
By wordnerd54 SILVER, Sparta, New Jersey
wordnerd54 SILVER, Sparta, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow


The to-do list
scrawled in her loopy handwriting, sits,
unfinished
on the kitchen counter.

There was a meeting on Thursday
for her book club,
and she meant to call the electrician
to fix that forever broken heater.

It’s funny
how everything
just comes to a halt
isn’t it?

My graduation
was on June 26th
but she couldn’t make it.
Since she’s dead now.



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on May. 22 2013 at 11:21 pm
wordnerd54 SILVER, Sparta, New Jersey
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow

Thank you very much!

on May. 22 2013 at 11:21 pm
wordnerd54 SILVER, Sparta, New Jersey
6 articles 0 photos 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Writing is a socially acceptable form of schizophrenia." ~E.L. Doctorow

Yes, that's absolutely what I was going for. And also the fact that we get caught up in these silly little appointments, and then suddenly, they no longer matter. I'm glad you really picked up on the intention of the poem!

ephemeral GOLD said...
on May. 22 2013 at 1:26 am
ephemeral GOLD, Park City, Utah
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Favorite Quote:
"All that is gold does not glitter/Not all those who wander are lost/The old that is strong does not wither/Deep roots are not reached by the frost"

It's funny how objects can manifest a person, and make their absence so obvious. I apreciate how this poem shows that life still goes on, even when people die. The ending seems so ribald. That is your intention, right?

on May. 21 2013 at 10:14 pm
Metalhead08 GOLD, Port Republic, Maryland
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Favorite Quote:
"I'd rather hate you for everything you are. Than ever love you for something you are not. " FFDP "You're born alone and you die alone" FFDP "I wonder out where you can't see, inside my shell I wait and bleed." Slipknot " If youre 555 then I am 666"

Simply well written! Easy flow, short, simply and to the point! Great job!