Should and Oughts
My days are full of should and oughts
They seem to burden life a lot.
I should do this, I ought do that!
They’re there to haunt me where e’er I’m at.
I should stand straight so I’ll grow tall.
Stretch ‘tho I might, five-two, is all
I ought not frown, my face will set
And ‘tho I smile, more wrinkled I get.
There should be order! Oh, what a dream.
When chaos usually reigns supreme.
I ought to lose some extra pounds
For each that’s lost, two more are found.
You can surely guess from the lines you’ve heard
Procrastination! That’s me in a word.
We all have talents in which to shine.
I think I have finally discovered mine.
©May Baker Winkel