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Forgetfulness
by Ronald W. Hull
Saturday, July 07, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Had a nice lead in but forgot it...


 

Forgetfulness


I never worked on the clock,
always set goals,
opportunity knocked.

There wasn't much I missed,
in my busy life,
always kept my appointments,
suffered little strife.

My mind was a mousetrap,
of a better design,
always on top of things,
way ahead of time.

Couldn't figure out,
why others forgot,
but forgave them anyway,
life is too short.

But I have left,
that working routine.
Each day is a new page,
crisp and clean.

It's a wonderful freedom,
that I really enjoy.
But time moves so fast,
and things pass me by.

Never used a calendar,
my entire working life.
Now keep one religiously,
to reduce my strife.

To wake me from my reverie,
and make me fly right.
I hate missing appointments,
waking up in the night.

So if you put a string,
around my big toe,
and expect me to scream,
and remember where to go.

That won't work, cuz,
can't feel that toe.
Pull all you want,
and I still won't know.

Amazing things happen,
and I remember just in time.
Something just prompts me,
without reason or rhyme.

I am always focused,
on one thing at a time.
But the busy world around me,
is multitasking prime.

So please forgive me,
if, I don’t do what I said.
Have to hurry up,
or this poem won't get read.

I’m sure I had,
a killer last line.
But forgot what it was,
so, until next time…

Forgetaboutit!

Copyright 2012 © Ronald W. Hull

7/5/12

 

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Reviewed by Jon Willey 7/27/2012
this is true Ron, so true it hurts and alarms - this aging thing has more negatives than positives me thinks - my memory (joke) requires rebooting about every five minutes - remember when? oh forget it! - I wish you peace and joy my dear friend - Jon Michael
Reviewed by Ed J. 7/22/2012
I am the king of forgetfulness. I can lose things sitting in a chair. I should really write things down because I forget a lot things I come up with by thinking it is so revolutionary I will remember , oops. Wonderful writ Ron!

Stay well and keep writing
Eddy
Reviewed by Vicky Semones 7/15/2012
Wonderful read - and I won't 'forgetaboutit'.
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 7/14/2012
I appreciate your wit and humor, Ron... ...and your message too. Love and peace,

Regis
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 7/12/2012
Totally great poem, Reginald xxx Your great last line has probably turned up at Billy Collins' place... or Ginsberg's ....
Reviewed by richard cederberg 7/10/2012
I should tell you, Ron, that your skill as a poet has continued to burgeon since I first read you in 2006. Enjoyed this. richard
Reviewed by Annabel Sheila 7/10/2012
Hahahaha! I hear ya, Ronald!!! Delightfully penned!

Anna
Reviewed by Deborah Tornillo 7/9/2012
Ron, this was a wonderful read.... Live each day as if it were your last! My motto!

God Bless You,
Deb
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 7/9/2012
I hear ya. Far too much 'multi-tasking' going on in this hectic world of ours, and I very stubbornly still attempt to accomplish one task at a time - while the rest of the world flies by.
Reviewed by John Flanagan 7/9/2012
with you all the way here, Ron;
now what was it i was supposed to..?
forget it, i just did.
good one!

john
Reviewed by Lily of Lough Neagh C. Dennis-Woosley 7/8/2012
Aye, when we are children time seems slow because we don't have anything binding us to anything. When we are adults, most of us try to create some sort of order knowing what we need to do, then as we age and no longer work the clock, we are a wee bit lost but try to maintain ourselves in the punctual order! Then we find ourselves forgetting and I just love the end! Great humor Ron! Smiled and laughed all the way through

Love and Light
Lily
Reviewed by Felix Perry 7/8/2012
Well speaking as a man with a terrible memory, dates, occasions, appointments etc if not written down dissappear like yesterdays dreams, I find this a great write...what was it about again?
fee
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 7/8/2012
LOL loved it! (the ending)
Reviewed by Jane Noponen Perinacci 7/7/2012
Ain't it the truth!

Love ya!

Jane
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 7/7/2012
This is a delight to read, forget me not! :)
Christine
Reviewed by Laura Fall 7/7/2012
Delightfully written poetry Laura
Reviewed by jude forese 7/7/2012
forgetaboutit!

Ron, have you been a closet new yorker all these years?

i know, you can't remember ...
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson 7/7/2012
Poking fun at ticking time *Ron*
was my fun of time reading....

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Victoria's Poetry & Voices of Muse 7/7/2012
lol I like your sense of humor-am I repeating myself
I forget too see there! I also like reading your reviews
your bold & forthright-nip it in the bud so to speak
and yes (like Ed says) that awesome humor

Vitamin B-12's & Forget-Me-Not Bouquets
Vickie
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 7/7/2012
Just goes to prove that you DO have a sense of humor, two humorous poems in a row...so you are not JUST a funny face afterall...e
Reviewed by Duke LaRance 7/7/2012
Does time really exist, or is it a mass delusion of mankind? I'm on two different kinds of time. In uptight mode, the older I get the faster time flies. I try to exist mostly in what I refer to as Indian Standard Time. Crazy world, init? This is a great piece of writing....
Reviewed by Budd Nelson 7/7/2012
Ron,
So what time is it anyway. Thanks my friend I know I don't know anything.
Budd
Reviewed by Sandy Hoynacki (Reader) 7/7/2012
This is reality written telling us that time moves all things into different corners and then...Yes, and then we realize we forgot where the corners are...lol(laughing out loud).. Great write, Ron

Sandy
Reviewed by Edward Phillips 7/7/2012
Thanks, Ron.
It takes a lot of remembering
Before we know ‘tis true
That most of what we think we know
We learned it all from you.
Reviewed by Odin Roark 7/7/2012
Typo? Forgot what (is) was ----- A smiling excursion into what we all have to deal with at some time. Your way makes it easier to envision some fun with the change.



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