Paper Clips of Life

Paper Clips of Life

When paper clips go missing
‘t may seem a trivial thing
But after weeks and months of it
The loss will start to sting.

Like tiny drops of water
For ever dripping, so
In years to come the subtle wear
Is more than one great blow.

As the years are rolling,
The petty acts of strife;
The paper clips gone missing,
Write the story of my life

I wrote this one some years ago and now wonder, does life have less petty irritations than it used to? Or have I become more tolerant?


About Rosalie Squires

'Who am I?' is a question whose answer keeps evolving, that can be answered in many, many ways; that has no known answer at all. But there are some clues to be found: stocksharpsquires.wordpress.
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6 Responses to Paper Clips of Life

  1. Maybe perspective changes.

  2. RoSy says:

    I think with life experiences & all that goes on – you learn to weed out the insignificant things & focus on the things that really matter.

  3. You have become more tolerant. That said, life also has more petty irritations than it used to have. It’s a double whammy – but marginally in your favour.

    You are also curiously fortunate, in that you have fewer paperclips in your life. I seem to have more. I haven’t counted them recently, but, at a rough guess, I have 4832 – and the number is growing.

    My own theory is that we are being invaded by creatures from another universe who bear a startling resemblance to paperclips. Now that I’ve said this, something similar will appear in TV’s ‘Dr Who’. I hope so, as I will sue for breach of copyright and make a fortune. Or at least enough to stock up on cheese for the winter.

    Keep up your good work. You are like warm sunshine on a cold winter’s day. And we definitely need more sunshine!

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