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October 7, 2019

Is your daily grind like this?





The Grind




Slave to the keyboard


Another meeting


No different to all the others


Listening to someone bitch


Having to succumb to the whims


Of a person above you


That you don’t like


Changing the diapers of a 88 year old


Answering the phone


Making the call


Sending that vital email


Reading the meter


Changing the plug


Trying to change the client's mind


You need coffee


You need lunch


You need your daily break


You need more drugs


For that reoccurring headache.



Finally that last hour comes around


You sigh as you walk out the door


And prepare


To follow other routines


All the way to bed


And back again.




This is the life


The way it must be


So we are led to believe


The reason why we've endured


Years of more routines we didn’t like


In those budding years


Youth fleeting as it is


When we should have been having more fun


And maybe learning about more important things


Like relationships


And how to get through the grind


Or come up with other alternatives


Other than Pi and formulas


And other crap


That we will never need.



Call me old fashioned


Or maybe deranged


But maybe we wouldn’t have to ‘grind’ so much


If there wasn’t this incessant rush


To a version 4.2 upgrade


Which is probably worse than the last


When the one before that was good enough.


Perhaps if the world slowed down a little


And we talked to each other


And sat back and looked at the stars


And the rocks and realized


That we stand with giants


And angels


But only


For the briefest possible moment.




Simple is the way to be


It gives us calm and poise and space


To enjoy our limited time


While we can.



copyright 2012 anthony j. langford





This series is written from the heart and personal experiences. 
Please share if you can, or comment. Alternatively email me if you want to reach out. 



Next week will be a new Poem and Video on Anxiety/Depression.


At the end of this 5 part series, I'll be compiling, 4 out of 5 of them into a pdf for download, plus with an extra 6, 10 in total. It will be called All Empires Crumble. All deal with Mental Health and all are from 2019. 








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