30 Poems. Day 12. She’s caught up!!

12 Apr

I wish my bookeeping looked this attractive!

I wish my bookeeping looked this attractive!

My second poem for today is also, like the first, a challenge from Mike Hopkins of

During a session of gay banter and witty repartee, we both joked that we would produce poems about double-entry bookeeping.

He’s already done his, which can be enjoyed at

And now here is mine.


It’s hard to keep track

of all of life’s assets.

To maintain the ledger of gratitude.

And count one’s blessings.

Sometimes there is an inexplicable gap.

An unexpected loss,

difficult to trace to its origins.

Forgetfulness often leaves an asset unregistered,

left to grow dusty in the scrolls

so that in making my annual report

I am confronted with a short-fall.

Left feeling lessened.

But Manucci showed me the way

to clarity.

Simply see each asset

as having a corresponding liability.

Each credit as having its own debit.

Keep the books tidy.

And gradually reach trial-balance.



Posted by on April 12, 2014 in Uncategorized


Tags: , , , , , , , ,

2 responses to “30 Poems. Day 12. She’s caught up!!

  1. SaumyaPuri

    April 12, 2014 at 10:31 pm

    hey please check out my blog,thanks :)
    i hope you like it :)

  2. mike hopkins

    April 12, 2014 at 10:51 pm

    Well done. Challenge met.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

The Drama Games

Cause they're also for grown-ups...


Running in The Black Light

Stop procrastinating now!

New site available:

Dimitris Melicertes

I don't write, I touch without touching.

Big Town, Small City

These are the sassy stories of my life

The Drama Teacher

Resources For Those Who Love Drama


Funny thoughts from a nut like me.


odd posts from an occasional poet (or vice versa)


Just another site

Gardendog's Blog

gardens, dogs, thinking all go together...


Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 144 other followers

%d bloggers like this: