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. 

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word_man's picture

lot of things going on in

lot of things going on in oned mind

ron parrish

KindredSpirit's picture

I Love this

It gives me a new appreciation

For Secretaries.


soulstonic's picture


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 



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 :)



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 love, but not as we know it."

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 love, but not as we know it."

allets's picture

I Am Retired

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