Wednesday, January 17, 2007

The Promise

I know I promised
to mop the kitchen floor.
I said I would,
I will, I will…

after I walk,
after I nap—
and anything else I think of.

If there’s time leftover
I’ll push and pull,
rinse and wring,
you have my word on it.



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20 comments:

floots said...

boy do i identify :)
cheers

samuru999 said...

Love this one, Pat!
And, whatever you do...
don't forget that promise!
I know it will be most appreciated!
Wonderful reading!!!

Margie

Anonymous said...

procastination...thy name is human!

LOL!

samuru999 said...

I just came back to mention that I am still waiting for my hubby to put a new garbage disposal that he promised he would put in a month ago...maybe soon...I can always hope!

Margie

sage said...

i've made a few promises like that!

Anonymous said...

Brillianter!

Anonymous said...

this sounds SO like me :-)
love it!

MB said...

Oh this hits home!

Anonymous said...

"...and anything else I think of."

Rings true around the world!

Anonymous said...

a man that mops the floor!! nice!

Anonymous said...

ua man that mops the floor!! nice!

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

I've made plenty of those promises. :)

Don Iannone said...

Most poets are part gypsy. If you need a reason to avoid certain things in your life (and we all do), then credit the gypsy within.

trinitystar said...

love it! it makes me smile. :o)

Anonymous said...

Agreed!

Anonymous said...

I can identify too!
P.S. Just wondering who you are promising. :-)

Anonymous said...

um hmmmm

Pat Paulk said...

Not me anymore. Thanks Floots!!

Margie, I was only 2 days late, but it is done!! Thank you!!

Gautami, you are right!! But I did it!!

Sage, I make them all the time. And, usually I end up doing them, usually...

Polona, you mean it's not just a "man" thing??? Thank you!!

Richard, I don't think that's in Webster's but I'll take it!! I love your last haiku.

MB, not you too. This is more universal than I thought. could be an epidemic!!

Steve, I believe it does.

Urban Butterfly, I do dishes too!! Not much on windows, though.

Andrew, you change diapers, you'll do anything. By the way I did that too.

And I thought it was pure laziness. Glad to have something to replace that with. Thanks Don!!

Trinitystar, always glad to bring a smile!!

Joyce, agreed!!

Vaughn, the lady I live with, so I don't end up living in the woods with the hawk!! Oh, I mopped the bathrooms too. I should be good for a couple of weeks now.

Mandy, you've forgotten Saturdays in Fernandina--cleaning day??

Amalendu said...

truthful....

Carol said...

Always a hint of teasing...

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