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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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