Lit.Org - a community for readers and writers Advanced Search

Average Rating

(1 votes)

RatingRated by

You must login to vote

I've a scattered mind and it's hard to focus.
Have my To-Do list yet not much gets crossed off.
I somehow manage to add things to it though.
Always finding something new to occupy myself.
Staring at the Christmas tree, still decorated.
Pine needles strew about on the floor.
I can hear the trash men coming down the street.
But alas this tree will have to wait till next week.
I am not used to being on my own.
I realize it will take me some time to find a routine.
Yet everyday I try to accomplish something.
There is no need to fret when something isnt done.
Eventually Ill get there, no need to hasten.
There is just me and Im my own boss.
I do like this being on my own and free.
Coming and going as I please.
To choose what I want to eat
...maybe a big bowl of Frosted Flakes even.
The vacuum is calling my name and I ignore it.
Once the house is de-Christmatized Ill put it to work
Until then pine needles still accumulate on the floor
...and under the wreath at my front door.
Today it is gently snowing outside my window.
I am content to sit here at my keyboard and watch
as snowflakes lazily, slowly, softly fall to earth.
My passion is writing and when the inspiration comes...
I must create and everything else must wait.
After all my To-Do list will still be there when Im ready.
And even though Im scattered, Im moving slow but steady.

CJ Herlihy

Related Items


The following comments are for "Free To Be Scattered If I Please"
by cjherlihy

CJ's freedom
Haven't a clue what you are talking about, lol. I haven't been free since... since... oh a very long time. I truly enjoyed this read and what it represents. Nice to find you again girl.

Nae ;0)

( Posted by: nae411 [Member] On: December 10, 2005 )

Add Your Comment

You Must be a member to post comments and ratings. If you are NOT already a member, signup now it only takes a few seconds!

All Fields are required

Commenting Guidelines:
  • All comments must be about the writing. Non-related comments will be deleted.
  • Flaming, derogatory or messages attacking other members well be deleted.
  • Adult/Sexual comments or messages will be deleted.
  • All subjects MUST be PG. No cursing in subjects.
  • All comments must follow the sites posting guidelines.
The purpose of commenting on Lit.Org is to help writers improve their writing. Please post constructive feedback to help the author improve their work.