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August 21, 2013
10:55 pm
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I’m not afraid to tell you my life consists of

waking up, putting on makeup, getting dressed,

drinking coffee, going into the office, eating a granola bar,

drinking coffee, logging into my computer, listening to my voicemail,

checking my email, wishing I had a real breakfast.

I’m not afraid to tell you my days consist of

checking my calendar and scheduling appointments,

rescheduling appointments, going to meetings, and

drinking coffee. Going home, staring into the refrigerator,

wishing I could make dinner, and cracking a beer.

I used to tell myself that I should be saying something else,

that existence was more than conference calls

and driving around and collecting a paycheck,

that all of this was meaningless and I could change it

to make it something more—to save the world.

I used to tell myself that I should be something else,

that I can make people happy and help them make

other people happy and help them make—the cycle

is endless when there is happiness—the cycle is endless

when there is sadness—when there is repression.

My voice now stops myself from becoming the sad one,

the mad one, the active one, the one with ambition,

because survival comes first and the ones nearest come first,

and my drive to drive to work and drive to not be last,

and my drive to drive spins me into oblivion.

My voice now stops myself from being driven.

Wine is bottled poetry. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
August 22, 2013
12:44 am
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felt like this spinning in the path of survival

and it made me dizzy

wanting to change the world

I pass out free smiles :)

 

 

reads like a spiral landing

down

down

to

a soft landing

 

enjoyed the read

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August 22, 2013
8:48 am
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Holy shit @tlhopkinson you've taken a page from my life and penned it perfectly! I've just crept out of oblivion and am finding out how I really want to live...................... I love this poem for it's statement. One that everyone etching out a living in corporate structure can feel I am sure........Glad you have taken time to write...............makes morning coffee much more pleasant that the tripe in the newspaper.......

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Those individuals who deem themselves perfect barely scratch an elbow in their fall from grace. Wm Steele
August 22, 2013
1:09 pm
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Glad you liked it!

Wine is bottled poetry. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson
August 24, 2013
10:39 pm
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If it's a grind 

I stop it.

If I'm behind

I'm good.

If it's unbearable

I unbear it.

 

Fly by night

has been my middle name.

That OK too.

When I die

people will say

"What the hell was that all about"

And that's too bad,

They never got the joke.

 

I am a man with one distinguishing manner. I view life as a nonstop roll by circus. Whatever my senses signal to my brain, it is received as humor.
August 25, 2013
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Never a joke. You live as you live. Awesome response in verse!

Wine is bottled poetry. ~ Robert Louis Stevenson

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