Keep a Promise
Forego a Grudge
Forgive an enemy too–
Think first of someone else
This TO-DO List is for you.
Mend a Quarrel
Write a nice letter—
Remember a soft answer turns away wrath
Practice loyalty in word and deed–
It’s the wisest way to spend your day.
Express your gratitude
Gladden the heart of a child too;
This “TO DO List is for you!
2011 by Douglas Raymond Rose
Member Academy of American Poets