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Filling the Squares

Got my brand-new calendar;
It’s filled with empty squares.
With entries made, there’s not a chance
I’ll be caught unawares.

I mark down all important dates
So I can send a card.
When penciled in, in black and white,
It’s really not that hard.

Appointments, too, are written
So there’s no way I’ll forget;
And in my bag’s a mini date book,
Like a safety net.

My iPhone has a calendar
But so far I don’t use it.
When I have info on the wall,
There’s no way I can lose it.

So once a year, I make the switch
And transfer all my cues.
My brain needs these reminders
Or it’s apt to blow a fuse.

And as each little square fills up,
Just waiting to arrive,
Anticipation percolates;
The future comes alive.

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 1/1/2013 5:48:00 PM
    Here you go again... impeccable rhyming and flow! I don't even have an iPhone. I would much rather rely on my brain... and a calendar! BRAVO Ilene!! Best wishes, Keith

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 4:17:00 PM
    Been back to this three times now. Keep getting caught with too little time on this library putor. You have a magic pen ilene. Enjoyed!

  1. Date: 12/28/2012 4:35:00 PM
    hapy new year to you xoxo pd

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 10:14:00 PM
    Another great write ilene. I love it. I also have several calendars. I rely mostly on the one at work. So, I never make appointments on mondays. My memory doesn't last the weekend. I also make lots of changes to it so by the end of the year there are a lot of squares blacked out on my calendar. Love your poem.

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 8:38:00 PM
    you are sure an organized person. Something I need to be!! Good one, Ilene.

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 7:10:00 PM
    Very nice poem here Ilene!Yeah I do the same.But the calendar doesn't have empty squares.

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 5:07:00 PM
    This is lovely, Ilene. I wish you a very Happy New Year! Love, Annalise

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 4:05:00 PM
    hi Ilene, nice. i like this. a happy new year to you!! Jag

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 3:53:00 PM
    Nice and organised, Pleasure to read, thanks for shearing.