reliable routine


i find comfort in the order of my surroundings:

bed made

dishes washed

laundry folded

clutter removed

floor cleaned

(e)mail sorted

calls returned

meal planned

chores done

list checked


i find comfort in the order of my spirit:

read Bible

say prayer

eat well

move body

see beauty

play music

go outdoors

call friend

laugh aloud

write poem


a steadying cycle to be repeated tomorrow.


Linking to dVerse Poets pub where Laura calls our motley crew of writers to order




14 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. janicead
    Apr 20, 2020 @ 12:39:55

    little difference
    day in and day out
    sanity remains


  2. magicalmysticalteacher
    Apr 17, 2020 @ 06:33:03

    I’m right there with you: I love reliable routines!


  3. BjΓΆrn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Apr 16, 2020 @ 14:51:42

    I think the order has a lot in common with routine and lists.


  4. memadtwo
    Apr 15, 2020 @ 16:21:45

    I admire your ability to create order in your life. I make the lists, but then I always get distracted. I do have a nice pile of lists though. (K)


  5. revivedwriter
    Apr 15, 2020 @ 14:15:06

    Yes, similar to my routine now.


  6. Laura Bloomsbury
    Apr 15, 2020 @ 05:21:11

    your list is just the kind of order that makes the days hold together – both in surroundings and spirit!


  7. David C Brown
    Apr 15, 2020 @ 04:23:53

    Good – I’m a bit more random!


  8. Frank Hubeny
    Apr 14, 2020 @ 22:43:08

    I like that orderly routine.


  9. msjadeli
    Apr 14, 2020 @ 22:10:49

    I like your ordered lists, Lynn. Sounds so relaxing and reliable, a grounding needed now more than ever.


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