Listing [repost]

coffee notebook pen write list

I listed
All the chores
I had neglected to do:
The vacuuming,
The dusting,
The dishes,
Some ironing too.

I listed
All the reasons
I was better off
With you gone:
The lying,
The crying,
The cold silent
Angry dawn.

I listed
All the fun things
I’d plan with new friends:
The game nights,
The art walks,
The movies and dinners,
To fill
My weekends.

I listed
My lists
In a master
List of all lists,
To stay organized
And methodical,
Which made me feel

But I ran out of paper
And my cat stole my pen,
So I texted you
At midnight:
Please come back again!


Poetry form: list poem.
Image credit to Pexels.

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22 responses to “Listing [repost]

  1. A funny, sad poem.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. I wish I could get someone to clean my bathroom.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Excellent.
    Really loved it.
    And the ending is priceless.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. A great list with a sad ending! Well done Paula! 😀 ❤

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Paula, I have never written a List Poem and can find no clear instructions on how to write it or the rules. Where did you find the information on how to write one? Thanks, Deborah ❤

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  6. Thanks Paula I missed that! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Ennle Madresan

    Oh wow….

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I really enjoyed that poem, the ending was fun. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Clever surprise at the end, it was really going well but not. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. I loved the ending to this poem. The cat stole your pen. Bad kitty.

    Liked by 1 person

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