Should - Poem 15

Today's poem was sparked by the image of veggies accompanied by the words, "Go on.  It’s good for you.  What else would be good for you to be doing right now?" Check out Bud the Teacher's site daily in April for a prompt to try. 


The weight of the shoulds
Rests on my shoulders,
Bending me over like
Atlas himself.

Some shoulds I roll up
The hill, only to sigh
Helplessly as they roll
Back down, and I begin

Some shoulds sit glaring at me
From corners, shelves, and
Dusty, cobwebbed, and
covered with grime.

I refuse to live ruled
By the shoulds.

Yet dutifully I sharpen a pencil
And begin the day’s list.


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