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Obsessive List Makers

Updated on February 23, 2018

Are You An Obsessive List Maker?

I have been a list maker for as long as I can remember. I suppose it started when I was very young. When arriving home from school I would find a list of chores to do, sitting on the kitchen counter, or attached to my bedroom door. I myself would make lists for homework that had to be done, lists for presents that I wanted to buy for people, and lists of letters I needed to write. Writing lists for me is something that I do all the time. I often wonder if there is a name for a compulsive list maker. If there isn't there should be. Maybe something like listaholic or listamany.

This poem was inspired the other day from a comment that RealHousewife left on one of my hubs.


Sometimes These Are What My Heading Say

Things To Do Today

Chores To Try And Complete

Hub Ideas To Write

Grocery Store List

Things To Fix Around The House

Christmas Card List

Presents To Buy For ?

Bills To Pay

Lists, Lists And More Lists

Lists, lists, lists upon lists

Writing them out I will never miss

They help me to remember

So I do not forget… lists, lists, lists

Lists for groceries when I go to the store

Lists for food in my freezer and more

Christmas cards that I must send

Not forgetting anyone, so not to offend

Stocking stuffer lists on what to get

Check each item off

So that I don’t buy it again

Baking lists of what to make

Must remember to add chocolate cake

Lists I make for the chores to be done

Praying someone else will do just one

Back to school lists I used to make

What each child would have to take

Rulers, calculators, paper and pens

Backpacks, dictionaries, pencils in tens

Erasers, lunch bags, gym shoes too

Shorts from the store Campus Crew

Going on vacation making a list of things to bring

So that I do not forget one single darn thing

Planning a party for ten or more

Making a list for the liquor store

Important numbers are sometimes hard to find

A phone list on the fridge is divine

I even write lists when I am upset or mad

They stop me from screaming or feeling sad

Lists with ideas of things to write

Sometimes hidden and out of sight

As my family at times think I am nuts

For making my lists I say SO WHAT

I find them useful even fun to write

I’ll keep making them day and night

© 2011 Susan Zutautas


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