I Have Gone To Work And Come Home Again

I Share My Accomplishments With You

I am one of many workers

Who goes to work faithfully

I have no face just a body in motion

Like a stick figure painted on a wall

I have no feelings because they can not be captured

I have no lasting impression because there are endless drawings similar to mine

Sometimes I am tired

Sometimes I am exhausted

 I am thinking what am I doing ?

When I could be at home a sleep on the couch

Watching t.v all day

I would not have to do anything

But in my mind I feel I must do

For what reasons I have come up with

It is what you are suppose to do

Give your time to the rat race

It is vicious cycle that co-exists

I can find so many other interests to do

But I know deep in my heart

It feels good to work

Maybe it is for the soul

That I show up day after day

For a pay that provides

But never gives me enough to get ahead

I wait for the day to retire

Doing a job that I know best

It is my career year after year

Have a chosen a profession or did the profession choose me ?

Am I hear because of a duty I was able to perform ?

Was it something more ?

Am I a magnet being moved from place to place

To come closer to another magnet I didn't choose

The forces are too great

As much as I try

 I keep coming closer and closer to my goals 

How does anyone know what is right for them ?

I have earned an  honest living shouldn't that be enough ?

Do we continue to follow the same footsteps we took long time ago

Maybe we were too young and didn't know any better

How are dreams are made and shared ?

It is time to see the old 1995 Pontiac Bonneville cruis'n down the highway

Off to work I go for one more day

 

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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Now Dream On you know you would be bored lying on the couch watching TV all day when you know you would love to be here on Hubpages! I am sure you make a huge difference at work, don't wish your life away though, retirement will be here soon enough!

Thank you, I always love to hear what you have to say.


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Minnetonka Twin 5 years ago from Minnesota

This is so true that we go to work and wonder at times what it's all about. Even jobs I havn't really liked still keep me busy and feeling like I'm contributing.


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DREAM ON 5 years ago Author

Acaetnna You couldn't be more right.I guess you have to pay the bills so you can write another day.It us a sure way of preventing writers block.Minnetonka Twin Sometimes we don't see the effect of the people we help.But as long as we know we have tried our best that will always be just enough to keep our spirits in check.Thank you both.


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Nellieanna 5 years ago from TEXAS

At times those years felt and feel like "paying dues" and "having dues paid up" depending on where one is at the time on that compendium. What matters most at ANY time. though, is that we experience that kind of satisfaction you mention, that you're doing the right thing, that you are contributing and staying active. Doesn't mean that a "job" is the only recourse for doing so, though. One can find worthwhile activities to do anywhere, any time, if one sincerely seeks them and is willing to pay those dues for those choices. It is all choices. We are never just dropped into a situation without preliminary steps which led us there. We may not have had a clear view of the outcome when the first small step toward it was taken, but it WAS our own footstep and decision, then the next and the next. And the good news is that we are never prevented from reevaluating the outcome and seeing how we can make some further choices and take further steps to gain a more agreeable foothold.

AND there is NO place we find ourselves but what our attitude about it cannot improve its agreeableness - for ourselves and all around us. Sometimes just straightening our posture, taking in a good full breath of air and raising both our chin and the corners of our mouths can do wonders. - - as you know so well, dear Dream ON.

Good hub, as always!!!


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

Work is just giving up precious hours of our life to net a profit at the end of some business balance sheet. Now if you go to work because you LOVE the people and the company you work for then that makes a difference, however sadly far to many go to jobs every day, hating what they do.

That is sad and puts a damper on life. Others simply go to get a much badly needed pay check. Always remembering that they really are working for the Government who take up to 50% of it off of us in Fed taxes.

And for those who get a refund back at the end of the year when they file their income tax, it's simply money the Feds have held in trust and made interest on and returned some of what they took off us in that year:0)))

I sense your frustration, and nicely put together in a poem. Hugs...now go tell your boss you QUIT...lollll that's of course if you win the lottery.


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Joy56 5 years ago

work is work and hub pages are hubpages, i am glad you show up here, but take a break from work if you need one, and lie in bed for one whole day.


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DREAM ON 5 years ago Author

Nellieanna I love my job and have done the same job for the past 27 years and counting.I have great memories and stories to tell.There are good days and bad ones but they seem to always tip the scale more in the positive direction.God Bless.I also realize that my pay scale has been lowered.My duties have increased.My earning potential will not increase.My expenses have also increased.So there is a need for concern.My heart is in it but the money isn't.So I come to look for other ventures combined to make up the difference.I will keep at it until I reach my goal.I will keep all my options open to live the life that gives me all I need to provide for my family and my life.SaddleRider1 You have hit the nail on the head.I have found many interesting ideas but do to lack of support and funds I have held off till now.I am always searching for ways to make it happen.The hub pages is one way and It shows promise and with time it may work out good.I am just someone who wants to live the simple life of happiness that lights up the darkest skies.For all those close by and miles away.Joy56 I don't get sick days.I can't just take a day off.Nice thought though.I can relax and take a nap and pretend I slept all day.In the past 27 years I have been sick 3 days and 2 accidents that put me out for two and half weeks.I have been blessed with the best health.Come rain or shine I am ready to work off my be hind.Thanks everyone.Work today and tomorrow to make Uncle Sam happy if not anyone else.


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daydreamer13 5 years ago

Voted up for many reasons. Well done!


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DREAM ON 5 years ago Author

Daydreamer13 I want to see all of us go for are dreams and make them reality.It takes time but with in the end it was well worth it.Thanks.


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MissMelissaK 4 years ago from Stuart, Florida

Great hub! And so very true!


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DREAM ON 4 years ago Author

MissMelissaK Having fun with work and in life.Thanx so much.

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