Our (optional) prompt for the day is to write a poem in the form of a “to-do list.” The fun of this prompt is to make it the “to-do list” of an unusual person or character. For example, what’s on the Tooth Fairy’s to-do list? Or on the to-do list of Genghis Khan? Of a housefly? Your list can be a mix of extremely boring things and wild things. For example, maybe Santa Claus needs to order his elves to make 7 million animatronic Baby Yoda dolls, to have his hat dry-cleaned to get off all the soot it picked up last December, and to get his head electrician to change out the sparkplugs on Rudolph’s nose.


I could go several ways with this prompt but I chose to do something that came easy though not unusual; ‘coz its the weekend and I have a lot on my to-do list with two teens in the house and a complete lockdown in the city!

My poem for today – To-do list of a teen girl

I’ll wake up late

much after eight

have a snack to fill my belly

and watch the telly!

I’ll take a breather after that and sit

and scroll around for a bit

There’s no point in wasting precious time

When one has so much to learn online!

Then there’s the cloth pile

that’s towering on my bed

and my nails that I need to file

and paint them a cherry-red!

2.00 p.m.! I’ll head for a shower

I’ll make it quick and be out in an hour!

Gosh! I have to shave tomorrow; if not today

Ah! Never mind! Its lockdown anyway!

I’ll have my lunch at three

and be done by three-thirty

Then I’ll take a nap

For a girl’s got to rest after a week of crap!

I’ll spend the evening

after I wake up at five or six

on the couch, snacking and watching


Oh boy! All this planning

has got me all wired

I need to do some texting

so, I don’t feel so terribly tired!

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Posted by:Smitha V

A banker by profession, a blogger by choice, a poet by accident, and an artist at heart. Imperfectly perfect - that's me. Welcome to my world!

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