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Tomorrow I Promise Myself

If I had the whole day to myself, I would paint all day.
I would paint dragons, unicorns, turtles, peacocks, and fat cats.
I would paint with purple, orange, blue, yellow, red, and green neon.
Satisfied, when I went to bed, for I would start six new paintings!

Myself laughs at myself.  Like today? She queries, snottily.
Not today, I admit, irritated that she is about to out me to me.
What stopped you?

Seven seasons of Law and Order, that I did not even enjoy
Held me hostage in a chair, eating bags of chips that I also did not 
enjoy.  I spent a whole day in a recliner, in fuzzy pajamas, not doing anything that made me feel good in any way.  

Thanks for the reminder, I say.  I look at the clock. It is 9:48 p.m. 
Probably too late to do anything about it now. Tomorrow I promise.
Knowing I am lying.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




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Date: 2/1/2019 7:04:00 PM
I know this all too well... ;P (Great poem, though!!)
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/1/2019 8:33:00 PM
I did it again tonight. Five hours watching nonstop TV for no sane reason.
Date: 2/1/2019 6:50:00 PM
Great sense of humour you have Caren but the great thing about you is that you can always laugh at yourself. I enjoyed the read, my friend....peter
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/1/2019 8:33:00 PM
Thank you Peter. No one laughs at me as hard as I do.
Date: 2/1/2019 2:49:00 PM
Love your humor and writing.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/1/2019 8:34:00 PM
Thank you Craig. I am truly honored, my friend.
Date: 2/1/2019 2:56:00 AM
I know what it means to get stuck with a series. I have seen several repeats like NCIS and Murdoch's Mysteries which I abandoned for the moment.
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/1/2019 5:36:00 AM
I am better off if the TV is off. I am currently addicted to shows where they grab up junk, repaint it, recycle it and make money on it.
Date: 1/31/2019 10:32:00 PM
Love that killer last line. Ka-chuk! "Knowing that I am lying" (and smirking at that knowledge, no doubt!). :) gw
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/1/2019 5:37:00 AM
I am always smirking which explains why I spent a great deal of my 7th and 8th grade years at school counting the 42 ceiling tile in the principal's office.
Date: 1/31/2019 9:52:00 PM
reminder- But I have promises to keep,. And miles to go before I sleep.../// beautifully written
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Caren Krutsinger
Date: 2/1/2019 5:37:00 AM
Yes, and that is true too. I cannot believe what a sloth I can be though.