I don't want to do this anymore .....

Three cups of coffee and soft music
in the background
I look out the window to the
mornings bright sun playing on the
ridge line and think
I don't want to play anymore
this toiling
the highway
the truck
the tools

All of a mans life to toil and
for what ?
survival?
to feed himself?
I have never been one to love an
occupation
which doesn't keep me from working hard
yet I would rather
concentrate on the
finer reasons for
breathing

Is this what happened to the Romans ?
comfort
coffee
the orgies
the conquered world at
their feet
Did they just decide one day ?
I don't want to do this
anymore ?

Well.....I'm sorry ! Okay ? But I dont !........:-}

Comments 21 comments

Ghaelach 3 years ago

Hi Ed.

Thought I'd wait a bit before making a comment.

Do we blame the Romans for your bad mood, or did you get out of bed the wrong side?

LOL Ghaelach


Vickiw 3 years ago

It might have been the three cups of coffee that did it! You should have at least had a doughnut as well. I bet there is a loving wife somewhere in there too! No doubt that this is a bad morning, but it too shall pass. Great picture painting with words!


Beth37 3 years ago

You're almost there Ed. You've kept at life your whole life and soon it's gonna release its grip and let you do as you please... hang in there just a little while longer :)


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

Yea me either. Im tired. and my body hurts. Im getting older everyday and wasting my life away when I should be out living the gooooood life, not that my life isnt good but theres so much more out there that Im missing. Work sucks, bills suck, but we want the finer things in life, and the world is run by money. so as much as we dont want to do this anymore, somebody has to.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Ah, yes Ed. There are days when we blame the world for even turning. That saying comes to mind: I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore. My friend trust me when I say better days are coming just hang in there. The spring and the summer are ahead. Sending you lots of love and hugs. God and I are on your side.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Ghaelach, No the romans aren't to blame just a symbol of how tired I am of working lol...., Its my own fault me think s ! Oh hell Im going back to bed! Seems I even offfended the romans !....Ha


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Nellieanna 3 years ago from TEXAS

As I understand it, the Romans fell as has happened to more southerly civilizations when they've surpassed their barbaric beginnings, have conquered THEIR softer, more southerly neighbors and have become soft & 'cultured' and self-gratifying themselves, so that THEY become the prey & forget to keep an eye on THEIR more northerly, more barbaric neighbors who come in and take them 'in their sleep' - so to speak. This same principle can be applied to individuals, probably. It's a thought. The trouble isn't in working but in becoming bored and weary of it, perhaps (and of forgetting to keep a wary eye on one's own vulnerabilities.)


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Never mind as all who are HERE goes through this. Even I want to join you and shout aloud that not gonna take it anymore....shouting will help i think but again it may be a day that we may feel happy and fresh. Waiting for sure. Still sleeping??????


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

dghbrh , "Still sleeping " I think I could be this morn ! How are you ?......:-}


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

Thank you....am still in 'cant take it anymore' mode....LOL

Here its almost sunset......how are you feeling though still sleeping?


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

I am fine as a fiddle !, I think that if we focus on that stuff too much we will all go nuts so , Your right though I wish you a" happy and fresh day "and heres a great big hubber hugg for you to end your day , sleep well my friend !......Ed


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dghbrh 3 years ago from ...... a place beyond now and beyond here !!!

A big thanks to you Ed.....

I was in need of it really. Take care and hope you enjoy your time. Yeah we should divert the focus rather and now is the time for that.

deergha


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

You too Deerja, have the sweetest dreams !


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Everyone has a bad day or time when they find themselves wishing they don't want to do "this" anymore. Nice job expressing that.


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lindacee 3 years ago from Southern Arizona

I'm going through exactly the same thing right now. Between my "real" job and my writing, I just don't have the enthusiasm to do either. Maybe I'm still trying to figure out what I want to do when I grow up! :)


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Nikkij504gurl 3 years ago from Louisiana

uggggh i definitely dont want to do this anymore, drinkin my cup of coffee now, and sitting at my office desk and watching a nice pretty day go by, my back a aching and my bed calling me to come back home. c'est la vie - That's life.


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

+ Nikki , Oh the hell with it , cash it in , go home .....I'll tuck you in ,nighty night !.....:-}

+iLndacee , sounds to me like you need to stop working and write !....lol........Ed

+ Shanmarie - , Leave it to you to be positive and kind !Thank you for that !.....Ed

+Deergha, You are so far away !........Yet just a click !.....:-}


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Well, I certainly wouldn't want to insult you! :)


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Shanmarie , I know , like "get off my butt and get goin ! ..LOL


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shanmarie 3 years ago from Texas

Ha! (That's all I have to say, actually, but HP is informing me that my "comment is rather shor" and won't let me reply until I lengthen it.)


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ahorseback 3 years ago Author

Well Darn it Shanmarie , come on- write me a long letter !...lol.....:-} Hey have a perfeect day !

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