Saturday, January 5, 2013

My Calendar, My Self


My Calendar, My Self  by Janet Sobczyk, 2012

This is my collection of 30 calendar diaries: 1983 to 2013.

A new year lies ahead
waiting to be filled
like the blank pages
in my calendar.

Some calendars are small
fit in a pocket
with tiny spaces
for one person’s life

Some are on a bright screen
and filled line by line
with a small stylus
or quick keyboard strokes.

There are also planners
with daily pages
and hourly spaces
and a to-do list.

Wall calendars are big
with a pretty scene
or playful photos
so nice to look at.

But a mom’s calendar
has to have large squares
to coordinate
the entire household.

Mine is like a tall book
and contains the lives
of children and spouse
and my own life, too.

It’s written day by day
and month by long month
soon the pages fly
another year gone.

It becomes a record
to be kept each year
and looked back upon.
It’s my diary!