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Shiftwork
by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner
Monday, February 20, 2006
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Work's going fine; this just came to me. :)


The last vestiges of sunlight
tuck themselves into the west,
their shift is over;
time for bed.

Celestial bodies in the sky
ogle with unblinking eyes,
ever on alert,
time to work.

Here I am, staring at the moon,
tossing and turning, trying
to get some shuteye
between shifts.

It's hopeless; my brain won't shut off;
I can't sleep, so I get up
and get ready for
the next shift.

I go to work, and boost myself
with cups of coffee, yawning,
hoping the end of
my shift will 

     come
                soon.

(c) 2006, Karla Dorman.

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Reviewed by Birgit and Roger Pratcher 2/21/2006
Terrible times, indeed! Hope you get better shifts! Good write,
love and hugs, Birgit and Roger
Reviewed by Gwen Dickerson 2/21/2006
Oh dear, sometimes unaccustomed work shifts can mess with your mind and your body! LOL! Good poem, Karla. Hang in there!
Reviewed by Henry Lefevre 2/21/2006
Hi Karla:

Great poem. It reminds me of when I worked a rotating shift. Once you've done that for a few years, you sleep anywhere and any time.

Hank
Reviewed by Carole Mathys 2/21/2006
You have captured this thought beautifully, Karla!
love and peace...Carole
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 2/21/2006
Know the feeling all too well, and you pen it very well, Karla. And I always drank much too much coffee!
Reviewed by Joyce Hale 2/21/2006
You are speaking for the masses, Karla, and beautifully!
*The last vestiges of sunlight
tuck themselves into the west,
their shift is over;
time for bed.*

This is outstanding!!!! Thanks for sharing, Karla.

Peace. Joyce
Reviewed by Felix Perry 2/21/2006
I know this feeling all too well and I know what a bitch it is when the tiredness of the day refuses to cede to the activness of the mind. Well said Karla.

Felix
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 2/21/2006
A beauty Karla!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Danielle Mundy 2/20/2006
I can TOTALLY feel this one :) lol absolutely love that pic too!! did you take that??
Reviewed by jude forese 2/20/2006
i can really relate to this poem!

excellently portrayed ...
Reviewed by Elizabeth Taylor (Reader) 2/20/2006
BEautiufl...
Reviewed by Ed Matlack 2/20/2006
I work the second shift now, and never liked the early shift, I hate draggin my big butt out of bed before 10am...keep on pluggin'...Ed
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 2/20/2006
I never cared for split shifts, they just wiped me out. I have never been one to be able to nap, so I was always struggling to stay awake on the second shift. The only good thing about splits is that you get to work the rush hours which often means the best tips. Nice work, just another day in the life, eh? We tread on hoping for something to break the rut.
Take care,
Sherry
Reviewed by E T Waldron 2/20/2006
Oh no not split shifts!?! I hated them, they truned into all day. Hope you get a reg one soon!Keeping you in prayer along with dad;-)
excellent poem!

Love,
Eileen
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 2/20/2006
Karla,

Excellent write; very well done! BRAVA! The picture is absolutely gorgeous!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your twin sister, Karen Lynn :D
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 2/20/2006
Calling it the way it is, been there, done that, never again . . . I hope.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 2/20/2006
nicely done. please check out
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Reviewed by Peter Paton 2/20/2006
It can be a long endless night sometimes, the trick is to keep our minds and bodies occupied in a positive way !
Your pen is flowing in spontaneity and creativity like never before Karla, and you are certainly lighting up the path for the rest !
Blessings
Peter



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