Life Piles Up

You know that this can happen. It’s silly asking why
the books and papers pile up from desktops towards the sky.
You do not dare to open the window that’s nearby
lest the papers blow away to flutter yon and nigh.

I wish I had a simple life with time to do it all
so I could post a picture to prove it to y’all
that my house is super organized and tidy and pristine.
My life as orderly as tasks spewed out by a machine.

Unfortunately, nothing stays in its usual space.
A new thing starts before I’ve filed the old thing in its place.
Boxes from camp still stand in rows out in my garage,
while papers from last April’s trip slide down in a barrage.

I cannot find the cord and mike that belong to my amp.
Perhaps they’re buried deep within the boxes left from camp?
Or other boxes in my car from events even older?
I think perhaps dealing with life is more than I can shoulder.

Somehow I think that WordPress may have gotten word
about my loaded desktops. I know it sounds absurd,
but if you’re keeping track of prompts then surely you have noted
that lately this one topic is one on which they’ve doted!

I told you you just four days ago–I’ve cleaned off desk and table.
I promised I would clean the rest when I was free and able;
and so today I’m sorting books and papers and detritus,
but to this prompt I’d like to say, “WordPress, kindly bite us!”
IMG_3608Okay, the desk area in my bedroom that I promised to clear off the other day is a little bit better.  To check up on that by comparing to its state just four days ago when we had  a very similar prompt, go HERE.

IMG_3606In the meantime, the desk in my sala hasn’t piled up again–much. So please, WordPress–no more nagging.  I’m as organized as I’m going to get for awhile.  Okay to check up again in six months.

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Sweeping Motions.” What’s messier right now — your bedroom or your computer’s desktop (or your favorite device’s home screen)? Tell us how and why it got to that state. (Note:  Okay, i must admit when I read “your computer’s desktop” I was thinking it meant the desktop my computer sits upon!  So, I may have misunderstood the prompt, but oh, well.)

17 thoughts on “Life Piles Up

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Yes, a MacBook Air. I cleared off this desk 4 days ago with for the first prompt! Ha. Looks like it worked..but it slowly piles up again..You can see hints of the last 4 days’ prompts.

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  1. Marilyn Armstrong

    I must admit, I didn’t even look at the prompt today. Or yesterday. I just didn’t have it in me to deal with the silly prompts. Maybe tomorrow. And then again, maybe it’s time to give it up. Because I’ve obviously done them all at least once and they weren’t all that special first time around. They have not improved with age, I fear 🙂 your desk look really NEAT compared to mine or Garry’s!!

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  2. vnktchari

    Very interesting post. You are able to organise your poetry so well. Naturally you should be doing things more better. Only thing is better don’t wait for the prompts.



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