Baidurya Mukherjee

If I Could Get Organized

There may be nothing wrong with you
The way you live the work you do,
But I can surely plainly see
Exactly what is wrong with me.
With you there may be nothing wrong,
But here's my trouble all along
I do the thing that don't amount
To very much with no account.
It isn't that I'm indolent
or dodging duties quite intent
I work as hard as anyone
And yet I get so little done
I nibble this, I nibble that
but never finish what I'm at.
The morning goes the noon is near
Before I know the night is near.
And all around me I regret
The things I haven't finished yet.
If I could just get organized
I oftentimes may realize
Not all that matters is the man
The man must also have a plan
It really seems important though
I let a lot of matters go
and all around me I neglect
the things I haven't finished yet.
I work as hard as anyone
And yet I get so little done
I'd do so much you'd be surprised
If I could just get organized.

Poem Submitted: Saturday, November 24, 2007
Poem Edited: Tuesday, May 1, 2012

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This poem is not mine. Ifound it in an old book and thought was worth sharing.Thank you.
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  • Captain Herbert PoetryCaptain Herbert Poetry (4/25/2014 12:47:00 AM)

    this poem is organized and synchronized. Great

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  • Tamara Toles T (4/26/2012 4:37:00 PM)

    Hello my 5th grade teacher taught us this in 1987. I think I have most of the words but the order may be wrong. Maybe we can help each other. I'd like to share it with my students.

    There may be nothing wrong with you
    The way you live the work you do,
    But I can surely plainly see
    Exactly what is wrong with me.
    With you there may be nothing wrong,
    But here's my trouble all along
    I do the thing that don’t amount
    To very much with no account.
    It isn't that I'm indolent
    or dodging duties quite intent
    I work as hard as anyone
    And yet I get so little done
    I nibble this, I nibble that
    but never finish what I'm at.
    The morning goes the noon is near
    Before I know the night is near.
    And all around me I regret
    The things I haven't finished yet.
    If I could just get organized
    I oftentimes may realize
    Not all that matters is the man
    The man must also have a plan
    It really seems important though
    I let a lot of matters go
    and all around me I neglect
    the things I haven't finished yet.
    I work as hard as anyone
    And yet I get so little done
    I'd do so much you'd be surprised
    If I could just get organized.

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  • Amartya Roy (4/3/2010 6:58:00 AM)

    very well written.....

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  • Gita AshokGita Ashok (3/31/2010 12:18:00 PM)

    This one is too good. I find it hard to pick the best poem from your anthology! What a simple theme that you have dealt with so beautifully. I'm often sailing in the same boat as you!

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  • Joseph Kennedy (4/7/2009 7:04:00 PM)

    I'm looking for the poem ' If I could just get organized'. I read it 50 or 60 years age.
    It was written annonomous. I only remember these lines.
    If I could just get organized
    I'd do so much you'd be surprised
    If I could just get organized

    I nibble this, I nibble that
    but, never finish what I'm at
    etc.

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  • David Harris (12/2/2007 10:28:00 AM)

    Baidurya, I agree with you whole hearted on this one. I wish I was more organized. Sadly I'm not. As Raja said before me you have the potential to shine like a true star. Top marks and thanks for sharing this my friend.
    David

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  • Raja Ghosh (12/2/2007 1:54:00 AM)

    Great - I read a couple of your poems and you have good potential to shine amongst the best! ! ! carry on my friend and have heart.

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