One of These Years (poem)

One of these days I’ll get it all together
gather up my debts and gather up my thoughts
One of these days I won’t have a choice
there’s be no other way, just a fading day
I always say
one of these days…
that’s right
one of these days…

One of these days I’ll write to my family
tell them all, I love them, always have and will
One of these days I’ll start giving to charity
go out and help my brother/sister man along their way
I always say
one of these days…
you watch
one of these days…

One of these days I’ll fix that creaky stair
change the bulb in the darkened hallway
One of these days I’ll start a band, write a book
put something away for the time when I can’t work a day
I always say
one of these days…
I will
one of these days…

Ah, the days they go, slipping by
I just let them go, slipping by
as they build themselves into a tidy month
build themselves into a neat year
build themselves into a pretty lifetime

One of these days I’ll take stock of what I’ve got
sit down with a pen, and calculate the cost of everything
One of these days I’ll stop talking, speak in actions only
like I’ve been promising myself I would for so long
I always say
one of these days…
you just wait
one of these years…

(Written in 2007)

5 thoughts on “One of These Years (poem)

  1. Thanks Devon, 12 years on and I am fractionally more productive than I was back then. Still some way to go… Maybe procrastination is just another way of saying ‘extended research and cognitive processing’… 😉

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  2. P.S. I’m still trying to work out how to jump from here onto other poet’s WordPress pages – I just seem to get stuck on Gravistar (so excuse the lack of reciprocal comments and likes). I don’t suppose Devon/anyone knows if Robert Mann and el Pintor are on here somewhere? I miss their works too.

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