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My Organized Things (Reprised)

My Organized Things – With apologies to Rodgers and Hammerstein

Alphabetized spices and also the soup cans
Matching lids for each sauce and fry pan
Recycled newspapers all tied up with strings
These are a few of my organized things.

Gone are my old clothes to make room for dresses
Donated shampoos used once for my tresses
Out go the old shoes and unwanted bling
This is my life unfettered with things.

Papers in file drawers and carefully labeled
Surfaces cleared, even the kitchen table 
Photos in albums and CDs in bins
This is a life de-cluttered of things

Coats in the closet, backpacks off floors
Toys in their places, it’s messy no more
Memorabilia sorted and carefully stored
This is a life of chaos no more.

When the key’s lost
When the bill’s late
When I'm feeling mad
I simply remember my organized things
And then I don't feel so bad.