A List of the Things I Do with Lists – Writing 101

Carol A. Hand

I’m always taking notes and making lists,
But when I really need them,
They’re never to be found.
I know I’ve put them somewhere,
They’ve got to be around.
I know I saw it in this pile,
Or did I put it in this file?


Hmm, I think I remember typing it out
But what did I name it, what was it about?
Lists, lists, they’re everywhere
On envelopes and post it-notes
On counter tops and tables.
I’ve got to find a better system
To create new files and labels.
They’re in notebooks and on legal pads
And on the flipchart, too.

flip chart

If I’m going to write a book
This chaos will never do.
Let me try this program
I think it would be wise.
It’s time to get ready
I really need to organize.
Lists are a road map
To help plot the way
I need to know my purpose
And what I want to say.
In the past lists have helped
I’ll begin new lists today!

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About Carol A. Hand

What matters are not the titles I’ve held or university degrees I earned or the size of a house or bank account. It’s really what I’ve learned from ordinary people like me whom I’ve met along the way. They taught me to live with gratitude and give thanks for each new day.
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19 Responses to A List of the Things I Do with Lists – Writing 101

  1. Vibrant says:

    A beautiful poem.

    I have shared it on social media 🙂


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  2. And I was wondering what you were up to! Great!

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  3. Actually, I thought you were confused!!! Sorry about that.

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  4. ruthlakes says:

    Lovely – made me giggle 😅

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  5. I enjoyed this cute poem!

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  6. Notes and lists, and their whereabouts, unquestionably the bane of the scribbler so nicely explained! Thanks, Miss Carol.

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  7. I tape all my lists to my walls – mainly next to my computer. When I see them everyday, it’s easier to remember where they are.


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