Drained

What I would like to say

is that the way

you make me work

feels like a ton

of weight

upon my back.


You sit and boss

from your chair

passing judgments

giving orders

blaming others for your inadequacies.


Working double-time

to pay for you

no longer seems

something I can do.


While you sit and wait

for things to get done

say when and where

will this be or that be,

forever taking it for granted

that I will continue to do.


Words of protest

fall upon closed ears

unopened eyes

bypass my struggle.


I often wonder

of a faith

when I choose to wait

stop

not lift a finger

just as you.


The phone rings

only blame

manipulation

negativity

awaits my answer.


Dread the tone

buzzing in my ears

for every time

nothing good lies behind hello.


Today I let it ring

lots of times

hope that maybe

you would get the message

not to call.

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donnaisabella 4 years ago from Fort Myers

Hi truthfornow, sometimes I have wondered if I let others feel like that when I worked without having intended to. Other times, some people just look very content with what they do and seem to enjoy it. It takes a lot to know that they actually feel like their friends take advantage of them. I think work places should be better than that, nobody should come to work to just sit idly and not do anything while they get paid at the end of the month, I think that is stealing and very unfair for those who have to carry the whole burden on their own. I feel you and I hope things get better. Thanks for sharing.


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Princess Prisca 4 years ago from Heaven living on Earth

Great Job!!!!

It takes 'all kinds' to make up this world, doesn't it?

I have met this person more than once, in every shape, form and fashion. (I am always blessed to get away from them, wish that they would STOP popping up!!!)

Ciao...Princess Prisca


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UnnamedHarald 4 years ago from Cedar Rapids, Iowa

Sums up exactly how I, myself, feel. Awesome, voted up. I suspect many, many others will relate to this.


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Sparklea 4 years ago from Upstate New York

WOW. I am speechless. Very heavy, profound, full of emotion. I don't know who you are writing this too, but I hope he/she sees it. Voted up. Excellent writing. I hope this is something in the past and that you are not going through it now. Always remember how loved you are by so many. NEVER let anyone break your Spirit. You are a great writer. Blessings, Sparklea


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truthfornow 4 years ago from New Orleans, LA Author

Thanks for all these kind comments. There are two people in my life (superficially in my life) that make me feel like this poem. They are not on the Internet at all. However, it helps just to get it out there and let go of some of my negative feelings. Sometimes the only thing that makes me feel better about a situation is to write a poem about it. Thanks for taking the time to read this poem and sharing with me your kind comments. I am happy to have your support here on HubPages and appreciate you all. Bless you!

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