Don't Forget

 

When you waken in the morning

and start a brand new day,

Don't forget to pack your memory

before starting on your way.

With very good intentions,

I have travelled the road to shop;

Unfortunately, it was wasted time -

my memory just forgot!

 

I'd written a list but nothing clicked -

everything went wrong;

Too many things to remember -

too many words to the song.

 

I think that is the problem

when there's only one "to do"

And the "to do" list gets longer

and there's only me - not you.

 

So when you go to do something

and don't remember what -

Just take a breath, a moment still,

and your golf-ball brain might putt.

 

We joke, though it's not funny

when you're standing in the shoes

Of one who rushed around to do

but her memory she did lose.

 

When you waken in the morning

and start a brand new day,

Don't forget to pack your memory

before starting on your way.

 

Joan Adams Burchell
November 24, 2004


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