Unchecked

i was late today
to check off the list
the same list i’ve had for years
of all the things i need to do
and all the things i need to prove
so that i can check off each bullet point and feel
satisfied with myself because i achieved everything
i’ve been wanting to achieve
but even after all this time
all those chances

i still have
unchecked things
on my list

i still have goals
that were never finished
things i told people i would do
that never happened
things i aspired to do by a certain time,
things i boxed in and told myself
i’d do
today
but what was today is now yesterday and the list is
still there
with unchecked bullet points
of all the things i need to do

sitting at my desk right now and going over that list
and feeling despaired and disappointed in myself
i run through my head all the things i did and all the things i didn’t
and i realize that my priorities are so messed up
sometimes

none of these things i need
none of these things define me
none of these things should bind me
none of these things i should obsess over
and be willing to drop everything else for
except the God who keeps on finding me

there’s things i’m learning to let go
and things i’m learning to de-prioritize,
things i’m learning to prioritize
Someone i’m learning to prioritize

sitting here at my desk
rearranging all the things on my list
by things i
need
and things i
want
and where
to draw
the line

for His priorities are mine

and if bullet points go unchecked
that’s okay
as long as it’s not my God going
unchecked

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Author: Misty

dreamer. wordcrafter. child of the King.

23 thoughts on “Unchecked”

  1. Ahh, I loved this. 🙂 (I’ve also missed your lovely poetry. 😉 )
    ~Grace ❤
    P.S. I'm SO excited for Shadow's publication! 😀 I'm sure it's going to be A.M.A.Z.I.N.G!!! Do you have a publishing date?
    P.P.S. How is NaNoWriMo coming along? I can't wait to read Between the Skies! 😀

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    1. Thank you, Grace. 🙂
      Yes!!! Although this poem rides along with that book, in a way, because I had to put in on hold for the last time. GAHHH. So it’s publication will most likely be in December…which I’m pretty sure should work better than my original plan because I have a very long, awesome Christmas break to get that done. With no trips across the country to distract me, haha.
      And it’s coming along great! Yesterday was awesome. I was hoping to get to at least 2K, but had to backup my computer so I only got to 1K. AGH. But tonight I’ll catch up. 😉 How is it going for you??

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      1. You’re welcome, Misty! 🙂
        It’s so good…and sooo true too. 😉
        EEP! I’m SOOO excited! And I finally finished it… 😉
        But it was just AMAZING! LIKE AHH! (I’m trying to restrain myself from screaming at you… XD XD XD)
        That’s awesome! It’s going really well for me, too. I joined a chat with some of the girls from Camp NaNo and we’ve been doing word wars, which are like, Life. Savers. (I’d looove to war with you sometime! 😀 )
        My story is going great! I started a day early because I’m not going to be able to write on Thursday (that’s are busy day of the week) and I’m at 4,009 words so far. Good luck, my friend! I’m sooo excited for you! 😀

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      2. Thanks again. ❤
        Yay!! And THANK YOU VERY MUCH. I'M SO GLAD YOU LOVED IT! 🙂
        That's great! Yesss word wars are da bomb. (YES. THAT WOULD BE SO MUCH FUN.)
        That's fantastic!! I wish you luck as well! 🙂

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      1. Thank you, Grace. 🙂 And oh please feel no need to apologize for that. You’re fine! And you actually still have time because I have to publish in December instead. It’s just too much right now…I’m sure you get that. So no worries!! And if you still don’t get to it, please don’t feel pressured. All is well. 🙂

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  2. *cries* Misty, I have tears in my eyes. That was so beautiful. It really was. God is so mighty and amazing. And He gave His life for us. Yet I don’t put Him at the top of my list- and I need to. You should really get that put in some poetry book…. That would make an amazing song. I should write that….

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