Notes Found On The Refrigerator March 2018

31 Mar

I don’t want to do the dishes!

Screw it!

I have a saved pocketed packet—

from Wendy’s four for four dollars;

salt and pepper, fork, and a napkin.

I’ll eat out of the can.


They complained I stayed in bed all day.

That’s not true.

I get up to eat

and go to the bathroom.



I have spent my life pleasing others

Whether friends, lovers, or out of respectability.

I did it without regret for the experiences.


Finding a self, by its self

In the grace of Mystery in an unknowing cloud

I now, have to learn how, to please myself

—without offending another.


I remember when I would waddle like a duck

—but being a Quack wasn’t always fun 😊


Repeat [Chorus]


Posted by on March 31, 2018 in Existential, Friendship, Life, Love, Prose Poetry, Zen


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13 responses to “Notes Found On The Refrigerator March 2018

  1. magicofwordsblog

    April 15, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Love these notes! 😊

    Liked by 1 person

  2. dsnake1

    April 3, 2018 at 3:26 am

    it’s good to get it off your chest. about the dishes, i mean. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  3. 1sojournal

    April 2, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Thank you, each stanza made my smile grow wider, and then become laughter,


    Liked by 1 person

  4. ayala

    April 2, 2018 at 3:49 pm

    Enjoy whatever makes you happy.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Myrna Rosa

    April 2, 2018 at 12:50 pm

    I relate to this and I smile.

    Liked by 1 person


    April 2, 2018 at 12:09 am

    Nice closure and then laugh at the end. I enjoy that you (or the character in the poem) don’t take yourself too serious.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. Rosemary Nissen-Wade

    April 1, 2018 at 7:01 pm

    Ah yes, I’v arrived at that time of life too. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  8. Donna@LivingFromHappiness

    April 1, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Always profound and interesting these notes….love to ponder them!

    Liked by 1 person

  9. Neeraj Khanka

    April 1, 2018 at 1:05 pm

    “How to please oneself without offending others” – I think we all are trying to find an answer to this 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  10. Magaly Guerrero

    April 1, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Love the chorus.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. annell4

    April 1, 2018 at 11:03 am

    All of your notes made me smile. But I loved, “leaning to please oneself without offending another.” I have always found, I am most offensive when I am myself.

    Liked by 2 people

  12. sanaarizvi

    April 1, 2018 at 10:39 am

    This is so lovely! And yes one need not always try and please others 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

  13. Sherry Marr

    April 1, 2018 at 10:19 am

    I resonate with learning to please oneself without offending another. These stanzas made me smile. Especially the quacky ending.

    Liked by 1 person


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