About Honey Do Lists
Tell you what
take that honey do list
and hang it in the root cellar
Salt it well
and hang it to cure
it is nothing more than a verbal ham.
The curing smell will let you know
that your responsibility is over
no need for further guilt.
The gate needs to be fixed,
the privet needs trimming and
the desktop is covered with yesterdays.
The bills are piling up,
the closet needs to be downsized
and the bathroom walls need to be painted.
The last letter from Sue needs to be answered,
a birthday card for Adrienne
and the checkbook needs to be balanced.
The laundry is pilling up,
the cat needs to be deloused
and got to get a haircut.
The cupboard is bare,
shopping needs to be done
and time to cook some beans
All of this was added to the yesterday list
and hung to cure
so lavish in the glory of a task well done.
Leaders are made to serve
the needs of the folks
so they run for congress.
The elected ones meet each day
and confer about the critical problems
we face each day.
Speeches are forthcoming
from the halls of
social cures and pounded with fiery speech.
We expect so much and get so little
they have learned to add to their Honey Do List
and let the problems cure in the root cellar.