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The Great Procrastinator

Updated on October 8, 2013
Odd Time Piece
Odd Time Piece

On this day, some two years past
Told as ordered to fill his glass
Of things requried for his going away
So he in his position may stay

Yet why has he waited for this day not before
To ensure the safety of family and more
Not used his heart, not used his mind
To keep his family proper combined

And how is it so, that others must know
Each and every facet and blow
Of a family almost now ripped apart
Caused by derision and lack of heart

A last ditch effort to make things right
Is this his reason to solve his plight
Or is it just orders from above
Protecting his assets from his lost love

No, I dont think this is a fact
I watch him sit pulling words from a sack
Only choosing the ones most pleasing
His superiors fears he now bends to easing

This he has done all of his life
Every day waits for toil and strife
To land upon the steps to his door
Last minute changes as he chose to ignore

The warning signs, signals and words
Given him over the years he purged
Each one until he could no longer wait
Then at last moment not hesitate

How much do we loose when we wait on things
Ignoring the phones, and other pings
That bring us small angers, aches and pains
As years go by, the burdens don't wane

But increase within mind and heart
Causing a mess right from the start
Leading to issues we cannot foresee
Until at last moment must be

Addressed and then what have we missed
The days our futures could have kissed
The stars above or earth and beauty
Waiting for the call of duty

Kari Shinal-Copyright Oct. 8, 2013

© 2013 Kari Shinal


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    • Tuatha profile image

      Kari Shinal 4 years ago from Seligman AZ

      Tainith, Thanks! As you know, I write from experience. Hugs!

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      tainith 4 years ago

      Very Very Awesome as usual hon....WOOOOT

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      Kari Shinal 4 years ago from Seligman AZ

      Thanks Gypsy! I enjoy yours very much as well. I come by as time permits and select another one. Always inspiring. Awesome day to you!

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      Awesome. Love your poetry.

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      Kari Shinal 4 years ago from Seligman AZ

      Much appreciated Kim!

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      ocfireflies 4 years ago from North Carolina

      There is nice juxtaposition between the sentiment and the meter.

      Very Cool! V+