The Problem with Lists




It’s National Poetry Month (#NPM17)…

here is this morning’s poetic offering:


The Problem with Lists

Lists of this,

and that

cause great distraction-


priorities swim

in an ocean of To Do.


People become projects-

tasks to tick off

and I know Jesus

never ticks me off a list,

but shows up

sweating blood

love beading on his brow


Never stares at his phone

too preoccupied

to look up

and see me…


to pause and behold my pain.



Published by enthusiasticallydawn

Dawn Paoletta is a life enthusiast who loves to juggle words, chug coffee, and journal excessively. You can find her gathering stones on the beach most mornings. She enjoys hanging out with her hubby, daughter and family pets in Narragansett, RI and shares her passion, poetry and prose @Enthusiastically, Dawn.

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