Inaction This Day
Do you know who I really hate?
It’s people who procrastinate.
I’ve had it with these idle bums
Who scratch their butts, rotate their thumbs,
And in their ineffectual way,
Think, “Let it wait another day.”
Carpe diem! Take control!
Run that flag right up that pole!
With greatness as my guiding creed,
I’ll strive to lead in thought and deed,
And when I’m hailed as boss of bosses,
Bestride the world like a colossus!
Except, I seem to have a cold.
It’s going to rain, or so I’m told.
The mood, the temperature, the light,
Regrettably, are not quite right
To do the job I need to do.
I think it’s best to wait, don’t you?
Before you holler, “Hypocrite!”
Just think about it for a bit.
For if you do, you’re bound to see
Is much more sensible than sweat.
Lord, make me work—but please, not yet.