Bogged Down in Blog

Bogged Down in Blog

It’s hard to write while traveling–
your half-knit thoughts unravelling
as they call you in to talk
or have a meal or take a walk.

You sleep in other people’s houses,
wrinkles in your unpacked blouses,
possessions jumbled in your cases,
move at unfamiliar paces.

You live a life that’s not your own–
daily walking, driven, flown
while trying to remember faces,
confused by all these different places.

In the past I adored going–
miles passing, airwaves flowing.
I loved to move like a rolling log,
but that was when I didn’t blog!!!

Now I find I’m scurrying.
Wake up already hurrying.
I’m confused and frankly dumb,
forgetting where I’m coming from

as well as where I’m going to.
I’ve lost a sock and lost one shoe.
Still, I find time to write each day,
here in some room, hidden away.

This daily writing’s an addiction
that makes real life a dereliction!
I short my hosts to do my writing.
I’ve given up my life for citing!

The Prompt: State of Your Year–How is this year shaping up so far? Write a post about your biggest challenges and achievements thus far.

13 thoughts on “Bogged Down in Blog

  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    We are going away tomorrow … and then again, in another week, then in another two weeks. I’m already trying to figure out how to carry on, even a LITTLE bit. Other people schedules 🙂 But then again, that’s why I’m not home, to be with other people!

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  2. Madelyn Griffith-Haynie, MCC, SCAC

    Jumped over from Senior Salon because the photo intrigued me – loved the poem beneath it when I got here.

    This one brought back many memories from days when I did the conference circuit. I was hosted a couple of times, but much preferred hotel stays whenever finances allowed – even when my hosts were wonderful friends and I adored spending time with them (maybe especially then because a part of me always felt in-the-way somehow).

    I truly despise my iPhone – longing for the days when I had no trouble figuring out how phones actually worked (and when they mostly did, btw, which I cannot say about my current 4S). If I thought upgrading might be *better* I’d consider it – but I’ve had soooooo much trouble with this one I don’t really want to dedicate funds on a maybe. About the only good things about it is that I’m untethered and can communicate outside my home – for which I am grateful. Perhaps I need to DOWN-grade?

    Get a kid to show you all the features on your new one – they ALL seem to know how to do these things through some kind of mind-meld! I was *stunned* when, on my last visit to Apple (to return/replace my phone for the 4th time, after the first was stolen), there was a “kiddies” table, like in pre-school. Those itty-bitties were ALL having a ball, seemingly with NO trouble using the technology.

    Are we getting old? she asks, hitchin’ up her horse to the buggy and signing off now.
    (Madelyn Griffith-Haynie – ADDandSoMuchMORE dot com)
    ADD Coach Training Field founder; ADD Coaching co-founder
    “It takes a village to educate a world!”

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Madelyn, I love it when my blogs prompt comments such as yours. What greater reward than prompting thought???? Thanks so much for your words and thoughts.Thanks also for posting links to two of my blogs. I didn’t realize this until I read your blog. Some intriguing links there. I read the 30 years a junkie blog. Amazing. Will be back!

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  3. lifelessons Post author

    Madelyn, I love it when my blogs prompt comments such as yours. What greater reward than prompting thought???? Thanks so much for your words and thoughts. Hope you come back.



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