Poem "routine-time"

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  1. Tony Page

    Tony Page Veteran Member

    Jan 25, 2021
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    Two nights ago I couldn't sleep it was around 3:00 a.m. this poem came to mind. I must have been dreaming or thinking of the days I worked.
    I probably should have called it dumb things that come to your head at 3:00 a.m. in the morning.


    Up at 6:00 a.m. I hear the birdie
    Get to work for 7:30
    At 10:00 a.m. I get a break
    20 minutes is all I take
    Work until 1:00
    Have lunch in the Sun
    30 minutes goes by quick
    Back to work like a recurring flick
    At 3:00 my afternoon break, I take 10
    Can't wait to get out of this pen
    Boss ask can I work 2 hours OT
    Not tonight I have to flee
    "I must get out of here fast"
    "Have to get home to mow the grass"
    Home by 5:00
    Seems like it was a forever Drive
    Greet the wife, change my clothes
    It's now 5:15 my anxiety grows
    Start the mowing - Finish Line is in sight
    Must get done before it's night
    At 6:45 put the mower back in the shed
    Go inside to wash up "dinner's ready" my wife said
    It's now 7:00 we sit down to eatP
    My days work is complete
    It's 8:00 I sit to watch the TV
    By 9:00 my eyes start closing I can hardly see
    9:30 I stumble into bed
    My body feels like it's dead
    Get up at 6:00 a.m. feeling refreshed
    Take a shower get dressed
    Another day I'll give it my best

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