I’m Busy

nedic black dog
I’m busy, can’t you see.
Me standing here with my work to be done,
In the middle of creation, the middle of my future.
Such importance I place upon this wall, a wall dark with the past.
I’m busy, can’t you see.
Dwelling on those moments before now,
Seeking answers to questions no one cares to ask.
All the semi-important things, the dark nonsense things of myself.
I’m busy, can’t you see.
Such a silly puppy sitting so calm and still,
Hoping I will stop and play a little game of fetch.
Play a game and waste the time I have, time meant for… happiness.
I’m not as busy as I thought.
Let me toss a ball or rub you behind the ears,
You’re such a good girl to wait here so patiently for me.
Teaching me the meaning of life and joy, joy I can find in your eyes.
by Phenix JiRa

Β Picture Prompt: The Mag


NOTATION: I wrote this real quick and without re-write. Honestly, I think I like it just as it is. Funny how sometimes the words flow without effort… other times I struggle. This is my favorite outcome… something that comes without effort and yet means something to me. Oh, I’ve written things without effort that turned out to be garbage… that’s inevitable. And there are times I struggle and am excited that I went through it and came out with something I like. I believe we all do these things… write with effort… write without it… sometimes with good outcomes… sometimes it ends up in the trash. I just find it fascinating… I guess I’m easily amused. =)


17 thoughts on “I’m Busy

  1. … I guess easily amused is better than a stick in the mud who never smiles. =)

    Thank you… I was trying to show how we are too busy with the things we 'think' are important that we forget about those things that ARE important… or at least meaningful.


  2. Seeking answers to questions no one cares to ask.
    All the semi-important things, the dark nonsense things of myself….that to me is the crux…because i find myself pondering those questions…wondering if they are important to any one…i am glad though that the pondering was broken and they engaged…in that i often find the answers to the other…smiles…really nice…i like it as it is…maybe i am easily amused as well…smiles…


  3. Hey Jira i like this, dont they have a way of bringing us out of ourselves . Perhaps heaven really is on earth , among nature, and hell is inside us. At least , that has been my experience


  4. Hi Brian… it does make us wonder if anything at all is important or if it's just a matter of how we perceive things. We place value on things that may or may not have value… gold may be worth hundreds of dollars but only because we say so. So how important is 'it'?


  5. At first it was like you were trying to keep yourself busy to avoid dwelling on something, but nah, it was a dog you were avoiding. Never avoid dogs πŸ™‚ They can give us a lot of joy. As can cats of course.


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