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WORK WORK AND WORK
by Nature Lover

Thursday, August 26, 2010
Rated "G" by the Author.
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My friend at a corporate company was at the pinnacle of success when one fine day he just collapsed and was declared dead - Reason? Maddening work routine, 15 to 20 hours a day. All that fortune he earned did not help him to lead a peaceful life. This poem is about the irony of (corporate style) working to live a comfortable life that is about to cease soon - eventually missing all the true goodness of life ...


 

Work, work and more work

Isn’t it all just for money?

No wonder it’s by sheer luck

I survive this monotony


 
Life isn’t any more charm

Its a devil's race that goes amok

wish I could but stay calm

to work, work and forever work

 

 

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Reviewed by C. McGovern-Bowen 10/10/2010
a life of simple wants yields abundant harmony of body-mind-soul.
sad that so many do not balance this basic equation.
sorry for the loss of your friend.
peace & blessings,
carolyn
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 8/31/2010
So sorry about your friend..to me its not the money its who I can help to live,,well said..stay safe and well..Hugss
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 8/26/2010
Sorry to hear about your friend, another life cut short. Do you ever wonder how life would be if we devoted the time to God and improving all mankind??? Interesting piece...

Be always safe,
Karen
Reviewed by The Poetess 8/26/2010
Very well said. We work until we're dead,
Then wonder why we lost the life we never lead.



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