So Much to Do

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The day begins

all too soon.


Inbox overflows with all that is due

demands and requests abound

people waiting down the hall

emails coming in

faxes on the line,

while the phone is left on hold.


Hours quickly pass

a lot gets done

and not enough at all.


The list gets longer

for another day,

as darkness comes

much sooner than planned.


Traffic is steady

lights are out

detour here

while I pick up this

for that store is closed.


The house is a mess

dog’s in the trash

dinner needs cooking

bills stack the table

memos on the fridge.


Coffeepot is set

to wake with the sun

once more.

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Anil and Honey 4 years ago from Kerala

Good poem, your small words and smoothness of words are lovely


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billybuc 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

And it starts all over again today! A wonderful poem about the daily grind. Love it!


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SommerDalton 4 years ago

Voted up and awesome! Very true and the dog in the trash made me laugh:)


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Wow! you sure are busy. I wonder how you found the time to write your great poem?

Voted up and awesome, Joyce.


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks for the support. I decided to write what I know which is being super busy and not enough hours in the day.

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