This poem was written for the Poetic Bloomings August 25, 2013 prompt Baffled.

I was baffled as to what to write but was inspired by Mariya Koleva’s poem, Baffled It reminded me of my muddled attempts years ago with writing to-do lists. Priorities were hard to figure out, and some days I spent so much time trying to figure out what to do when that I got little done.


When will my to-do lists
ever get to-done?

Planning what I want to do
at times can be some fun.

Then I start to wonder which
job is two and which, one.

Of course those lists will need
To wait ‘til every dish is done.

And then I must dust and dust
to make dust bunnies run.

The number of those everyday
tasks written down is none.

Oh, here is where I kept the record
Of what else needed to be done.

It is very hard to read right now
due to the setting sun.

Sheryl Kay Oder

4 thoughts on “To-Done?

    • It has been a long time since I had those to-do lists. Now if I have unusual tasks to perform, I use my Uncalendar. As for my dishes, they are rarely all done. That was a bit of fiction to show that I did not put those everyday chores on my list.

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