Wednesday, April 08, 2009

A Poem a Day #8

For today's prompt, I want you to write a poem about either a specific routine or routines in general. Maybe something related to taking out the trash each week or washing the dishes every night--or something more bizarre (yet still a routine).

Wax On, Wax Off

Remember to get your chores done
Or you can't go out and play
Understand that repetition's fun
Tasks needn't get in the way
Immerse yourself, don't run
No matter what some folks say
Eventually you will have won
Sameness really is okay.

A Poem a Day at Poetic Asides


  1. And it really is. I hate it when my "routine" is messed up with things that I have to do. I like my comfortable sameness - and your poem.

  2. Nessa, this is very different from ANY of the others that I've read! Very nice!

    And I agree with Jay - I like my comfortable sameness too - even though MY comfortable sameness involves very little sameness - that's what I like about it!

  3. Chores...not even good in a poem.
    You are such a good writer.

  4. Jay: I know what you mean. I hate an interrupted routine.

    Melli: I'm glad this is something you haven't seen
    something that can not be called routine.

    Noe Noe: Vacuum, dust, wash and clean
    these are not in my routine.

    Don't be mean
    from this routine.

  5. I've been trying to catch up on your blog Nessa - and I've been having a wonderful time doing it.
    You are very talented!!!

    Sameness is ok - since I retired it is and I like it!

    Be back tomorrow for more great literary moments. :)

  6. i love your poem but you haven't convinced me chores can ever be fun

  7. Nessa, I hope it the sameness is okay because I am a hamster on the wheel spinning so very often! How wise is this simple poem.

  8. I like my sameness everyday. Give me routine and spare me drama!

  9. It is hard to tell whether this is tongue-in-cheek or not. I like that.

  10. The poem is well written as always .
    But as a kid I hated this routine.

  11. Carletta: If it’s my sameness, yes. If it’s someone else’s sameness, no.

    Juliana: Fun in a zen sort of way, maybe?

    TTWC: A spinning wheel generates a lot of force.

    Quilly: Drama is the pits!

    Hobbes: Yes. Yes it is.

    Dr. John: I would hide in the bathroom after dinner so I could get out of doing the dishes. Yes, it worked; D