I miss those frivolous carefree days
Before life and responsibility snuck up
When stressed was merely desserts spelled backwards
Mmmm…. desserts like cheesecake with strawberries
The days before bills and working 9-5
Or rather 8-6 or 7 somedays…
Before demanding alarm clocks with their teeth grinding buzz
With days of time lines and dead lines
I miss days of drawing lines in the sand
This is where you can play, this is my spot
And don’t you dare cross that line
Or you’ll be fired?
Will I at least get severance or pay in leiu?
New lines…the unemployment lines
But instead of enjoying the free time to play
There’s resumes to write, applications to fill out
When days of building forts and snowmen and having snowball fights
Are replaced with writing essays and exams and having relationship fights
It’s all just the precursor to endless meetings and status reports and dealings with HR
Somehow hair bows and dolls
Become dress suits and laptops
It almost seems overnight
When really it’s not,
it’s just your perception of time changing as you get older, you get reassured
But somehow, that’s not reassurance at all
Your life seems to be picking up momentum
Days becoming weeks becoming months, years
And you just want it all to stop
Just take a break for a moment
While you savour that cheesecake….with strawberries
04/05/2011 at 9:57 pm
love cheese cake and strawberries,
04/13/2011 at 9:10 am
Glad to discover your poetry talent,
join poets rally.
make poetic friends, get encouragements via awards.
come on in, the collection is to be closed within 26 hours.
hope to see you in ASAP…..
your talent rocks.
04/14/2011 at 12:19 am
Thank you for your encouragement Jingle and welcoming me into things! I’m enjoying reading everyone’s work so much! It’s very inspiring 🙂