Words Beginning with List

List,
Listing,
Listless,
Listen.

1. List:
Enumerating importances,
Organizing thoughts,
Let me count the ways
And things
That need and deserve
Attention.

2. Listing:
A boat drifting sideways
Out at sea,
Leaking or unbalanced,
Or a someone
Careening,
Keeling over,
Listing Through life.
Top of the list
To be attended to.

3. Listless:
Without passion or care
Or appetite or desire
Or interest;
Dispirited,
Unfortunately lost,
And needing to be
On someone’s list,
To be remembered.

4. Listen:
A talent, a gift
Selfless in its action
It says “I’m here”
And “I care”
And you shall be
On my list,
And listless and listing
No more.