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  Demanding Obligation
by Sara Coslett
Sunday, March 13, 2005
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Sitting down to digital pen and page
I try to think about the things
that overwhelm me
Right at the top of the list
in big bold letters
it says –WORK
Just underneath
in bolder brighter letters still
I refine that one word concept a little more succinctly
as if that were possible into
And there lies the bane of my existence
The little engine that demands it can
until it gets so overwhelmed
that it sputters out black smoke signals of sorrow
at all the things I have to miss
because of the billions of events
that are my duty to perform.


Copyright © 2005 Sara Coslett

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Reviewed by Nordette Adams 3/20/2005
And it's even worse when you're the type to put obligations on yourself when the coast is clear. Wonderful poem, Sara. ~~Nordette
Reviewed by Koty Lapid 3/15/2005
I think also that you deserve a nice vacation.
Nice work.
Reviewed by D May (Reader) 3/13/2005
Been there and can relate to this. Nicely done, Sara.
Reviewed by Sara Coslett 3/13/2005
Thanks everyone, but I have no time for vacations. I travel way too much for work.

Usually by the time I finish the first six months of the year all I can dream of is staying home. Plus whenever I take a vacation it makes me feel guilty. I travel so much on business that I just don't have the heart to leave my secretaries alone for a vacation.

I am a slave to obligations. Ergo...

Thanks everyone.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 3/13/2005

Me thinks you need a vacation, or at least a break. :)

TAKE IT--you've earned it!!!!!!!!

An excellent write--take a cruise, like I did...most relaxed I've ever been (especially after that massage WOW)

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

KEEP ME POSTED!!!!!!!!!!!!
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 3/13/2005
Life's obligations truly can be almost insurmountable some times. Might be time for a short break to stop and smell the roses.

Love the graphic!
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 3/13/2005
Work, Work, WORK, that word must be reported to Matt, you can't use such language as the four letter word W**K. What is the world coming too.
(For the English readers, the middle letters are "OR" and not "AN")
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 3/13/2005
Sara, The last time I felt like this was in '99, woke up in ICU fourteen days after admittance. Until then I honestly thought I was unstoppable.
I suggest that you step back, take an extended vacation, and relax a while.
It would hurt my feelings terribly if one I know had to learn the same lesson in the same manner I did.
I'll be praying for you my Friend.

Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 3/13/2005
Chill out need some rest...take a break..take a KIT_KAT...and take a deep breath...and all will be Okay!!

Brava on Jerry...not all the men in the world will admit that they are a!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 3/13/2005
You express very well the frustrations of demands upon oneself, Sara. Thank you. Love, peace, and strength to you. Regis
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 3/13/2005
I hear you, Sarah, wish that everyone could be like my wife, she just takes a nap. It the problem or obligation is still around when she wakes up, she thinks about it. Takes another nap. Wakes up. Th9inks. Soon, the problem throws up its hands and give up. Of course, I'm one problem that won't go away. LOL

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