Busy Life

The noise grows louder

And my head starts to swim

Sick anticipation moves under my skin

I can hear it echo

The babbles and rambles...

 

click,click, click,

A drumbeat in my ears

A constant nagging on my fears

Click, click, click

I have to go faster or risk tears

 

The drone continues one day into the next

Click,click, click

Is all she wrote, or at least, somebody said?

Gray walls climb around me higher and higher

Wonder if the Sun still shines on the other side.

 

Tap, tap, tap

My fingers feel like they're bleeding

My soul draining away with each stroke of the keys

Tap, tap, tap

I wonder, is that rain?

No, rain wouldn't make my hands sore this way

 

Ring, ring, ring

Ignore it-maybe it'll go away

Another noise to add to the symphony's array

Ring, ring, ring

Hello? Are you there?

I can't hear above the static in the air

 

Ring, ring, ring

I think I heard a roar on the line...

No sir, that's not suitable or required”

Then it goes silent- “Sir, are you on the line?”

Ring, ring, ring

Forget it, not worth my time

 

beep, beep, beep

Oh no...what is it now?

I can't see a thing and there's no light to be found

beep, beep, beep

I was just drifting off again

envisioning boats and fairies...and Link was there...?

 

I shoot up, looking around the room

Only to realize, I'd fallen asleep in my cube

Blast it all, back to the grind

Maybe today will be benign. 

Author's Notes/Comments: 

 

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KindredSpirit's picture

I Love this

It gives me a new appreciation

For Secretaries.

KS

soulstonic's picture

haha!

I'm glad I could give a little insight to the daily grind of the cubicle worker. :)

bishu's picture

Up the elevator on Monday = Horrible feeling !!!!!!!!

Down the elevator on Friday evening wonderful feeling... Appropriate poetry for cityites 


©bishu 

 

soulstonic's picture

lol! Exactly! I like my job

lol! Exactly! I like my job but sometimes...it's just a bit overwhelming. Makes me wish I had a parachute and glider attached to me so I can jump out the window in Bond-esque fashion :)

 

~Soul

Astral_Tides's picture

monotony

Your words serve it well with a side of obscured reverie. 

" I wonder, is that rain? No, rain wouldn't make my hands sore this way..." freaking love this! There is a duality at war here, bitter sweet.

Nice to sip of your essence once again, thank you for sharing it. ☆


"The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence." R.W.E.

 


 

soulstonic's picture

Hello my starry eyes friend!

Hello my starry eyed friend! your comment makes me smile just like your poems :)

I'm glad to be back. I've been away much too long. And so I look forward to peering into your star dotted thoughts laden with intrigue :)

 

 

~Soul

Astral_Tides's picture

One poem in 3 years What has

One poem in 3 years Undecided

What has that enagmatic mind of your been up to I wonder..?

 


"The stars awaken a certain reverence, because though always present, they are inaccessible; but all natural objects make a kindred impression, when the mind is open to their influence." R.W.E.

 


 

SSmoothie's picture

Oh wow can i relate!!!

Oh wow can i relate!!! Especially lately, its even worse! ! Greatimagery especiallythat nagging doubt crawling under my skin. #alwaus so busy you worry someyhongs gonna slip your mind something big! Get some rest! Just reading this was draining! Loved it! Well done! hugss


Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

soulstonic's picture

Why thank you! Ya...life has

Why thank you! Ya...life has been busy and just a lot of changes. And ya! I always feel like one day I'll come into work and like...they'll tell me I  fudged up royally. The fear is real.

 

I'm glad to see you're still on and about! :)

SSmoothie's picture

Always around creeping

Always around creeping silently in the background always hoping fora chance to write inbetween alk that up there! ^^^


Don't let any one shake your dream stars from your eyes, lest your soul Come away with them! -SS    

"Well, it's life SIMS, but not as we know it" - ¡$&am

allets's picture

I Am Retired

 But I remember back in the wicked with busy day. Tap...tap...tap