Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Good Intentions

Here's a poem I wrote a number of years ago. Every now and then, I read it to remind myself to not let life's little distractions sideline my writing time.

Good Intentions


I shall write today,
I very often say…
But first, I must
rid the house of dust,
then a quick sweep
of all the floors I keep.

I shall write today,
I very often say…
But, there’s the phone
calling for me alone.
Next, a cup of coffee
before I’m truly free.

I shall write today,
I very often say…
Here comes my friend
before I can write again.
Her visit takes awhile,
but brings a happy smile.

I shall write today,
I very often say…
Make dinner, feed the cat,
and then, more after that.
Soon, it’s time for bed.
I’ll write tomorrow instead!

--Nancy Julien Kopp

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