Tirupathi Chandrupatla


Finish The One Started - Poem by Tirupathi Chandrupatla

I listed all the things
That I wished to do.

With a green marker
I ticked those
Which I finished.

Those I started
And left undone
I marked in red.

Red marks far
Exceeded the greens
Those unmarked
Were many many more
Than the rest.

I seem to spend
All my time
Simply reviewing
The list of things
Maybe I should finish
What I started
Instead.


Comments about Finish The One Started by Tirupathi Chandrupatla

  • Freshman - 732 Points Shahzia Batool (4/13/2014 2:11:00 AM)

    wonderfully felt and written...we all do it...taking care about to-do list is good but staying more focused in the execution in time is better...but this care doesn't alter the fact of our being humans...liable to err! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 122 Points Yash Shinde (4/10/2014 11:37:00 PM)

    ...great advice, , ........markers are a tool to organize, otherwise everything would end up in a mess! .......... (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,670 Points Savita Tyagi (4/10/2014 11:19:00 AM)

    Great advise. With out these markers life would be in chaos. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 10, 2014

Poem Edited: Friday, April 11, 2014


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