Ode To Sticky Notes

Ode To Sticky Notes

One of the unsung heroes of the office. The humble sticky note. Though often buried beneath piles of paper, still you manage to remind us of the important things in life. Here’s to you, sticky note…


by Shawn Washburn

Like a bright yellow canvas, adhesively-backed
You beckon to us from the top of the stack
“Fill me with notes about tasks that need doing
Or doodle a picture of someone canoeing”

And so that we don’t forget what we were thinking
You store all our thoughts on your pad, ripe for inking
Each note a reminder to get something finished
“Call Bob”, or “Buy pencils” or “Pick up some spinach”

Without you, we’re left on our own to remember
“When was that meeting, the one in September?”
Our minds just can’t hold all those details in tact
Yet you do it with ease and you keep us on track

So thank you for helping us get our things done
When it comes to assistants, you’re our #1
Right by our side there on top of our desk
Let it be here noted “sticky notes are the best!”

What about you? Are you a sticky note lover?

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