Breaking the Cycle

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

We only break through the tedium of every day when we choose to step out of the box.

I rise —

And find the world as I left it.

There is work to be done and I do it.

The coffee grows cold and I drink it.

And I drive, and sign in; I sort, and begin:

I study, and score; I tally; report

I probe, and I pace; I type and get paid

I plan, and I serve by eliciting words;

And when the world is finally quiet and seen,

I sigh

And I dream

And I rise —

 

And find the world as I left it.

There is work to be done and I do it.

Sandwich crust on the table — I eat it

And I wash, and I load, and I gather, and groan;

I sweep, and I play; I share, and evade;

I cook, and I scrub; I read, and I love

I stack, and I hang; I stretch out the day

And when the world grows dark and serene,

I cry

And I dream

And I rise —

 

And find the world where I left it.

But something within me has shifted

I reach for the doorknob and twist it —

Grab a backpack, a briefcase, a purse, and a pen —

Walk away from the beams with my baggage and dreams

Feeling heavy, insane, I write on the rain

Find my rhythm and dance — at last, taking a chance —

And when the world falls away to the skies,

I rise

And I rise

And I rise.


Submitted: February 25, 2019

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hullabaloo22

This was brilliant -- the monotony, the tedium and finally....following that dream. Very well-written with so much truth.

Mon, February 25th, 2019 8:53pm

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Thank you so much! :)

Tue, February 26th, 2019 9:07am

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