Vicki Ellis

Rookie (9-20-1961 / Cape Girardeau)

Pro-Crastination - Poem by Vicki Ellis

'Never put off until tomorrow that which can be done today.'
This was an age old adage I heard my mother say.
But in my life I have truely found
It's sometimes seems best to turn those words around

Thus, 'Never do today what you can put off 'til tomorrow, '
Has become my personal slogan (sometimes to my sorrow.)

But it's so damn hard to organize the day
considering the chaos that surrounds me,
I simply see no way
To make a plan for Monday any sooner than on Tuesday
And arrangements for the weekend are completely out of question.

Because what I do and where I go
Depend on life's strange ebb and flow;
Will I even feel liike getting out of bed?

Or will it turn out one of those dark days
I hide my throbbing head instead,
And muse on dark-fringed eyes of blue,
Recall the sweetest smile on earth
And feel you in my arms again,
laughing in my fantasy
Bubbling over with secret mirth...

Am I dying?
Or am I just depressed?
Would I feel any better if these secrets I confessed?
And, if that is so,
Who is there to tell?
The mere mention of your name
Leaves me undressed as hell.

I wish I could just go to you;
That things had ended differently,
That I had left room in my life
For you
And you had room for me.

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Comments about Pro-Crastination by Vicki Ellis

  • Brian Dorn (3/19/2007 2:54:00 PM)

    Vicki, I like how the poem segues into deeper personal feelings and emotions about halfway through... it almost felt like two poems in one. Good write! !

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Poem Submitted: Monday, March 19, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 4, 2011

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