Who’s Bored?

It is not living,

This habit of being bored,

This jaded ennui.

Laziness, ingratitude

Have settled deep in that heart.


I truly hate the complaint, “I’m bored!” There is so much to learn about this wide world in which we live; there are so many books to read; so many skills to gain; so many places to go; so many people to meet. That’s what I have to say about that: Banish such a stupid thought!


This tanka is a response to the prompts given today at Three Word Wednesday:

  • Bored
  • Habit
  • Settle

Please play along, if you’re so inclined. Feel free to simply use these three words in a blog post, a short story, or a poem.

9 Responses to “Who’s Bored?”

  1. Tumblewords says:

    Oh, absolutely! Great tanka.
    A newcomer to my town complained about the lack of ‘entertainment’. I told her that as soon as she learned to read, she’d find there was more to do, see, learn and be than she could imagine.

  2. kerri says:

    I can honestly say I’m never bored-tired maybe, or something like that, but never bored. There are just too many interesting things to do! If my kids tell me they are bored I say they don’t have enough work to do. Cuz I know that when I have a lot of work to do I can thin of 100 things I’d rather be doing! 🙂