My Strike


My simple fantasy

is the dream

of walking away

starting over

somewhere fresh

where no one knows

what I can do

or what I have done

where I can pretend

to be lazy and

unable to care.

I am on a permanent strike

from the daily

grind of going here

and there

doing this

and that

for every

one who thinks I owe

them a favor or two

or three.

In this dream,

I am a poet

writing for myself

living on top of a remote

hill without the contact

of those who only take

and demand

want me to do their work

and their bids

all day

year after year

without end.

What a world

with people who are all without

a thought of where

I might be or

what I need to do.

© 2016 truthfornow

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MsDora 11 months ago from The Caribbean

Both playful and purposeful. I like it. Thanks for sharing.

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AliciaC 11 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

I share some of your feelings, truthfornow, although I think I would probably go on a temporary strike instead of a permanent one. You describe the problems and feelings that some of us have in life very effectively in your poems.

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Shyron E Shenko 11 months ago

Hello Marie, you are a poet and your poems touch the dreams of other poets and can connect with you.

Love this.

Blessings and Hugs

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RJ Schwartz 11 months ago from Idaho Falls, Idaho

Very nice read on a great topic - you've written what we all think from time to time and it's written quite well.

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aviannovice 11 months ago from Stillwater, OK

It is sometimes so much easier to be alone and do your own thing without interruptions that are so unnecessary. Great piece!

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Suhail and my dog 11 months ago from Mississauga, ON

What a nice longing to put into a poem!

Loved it,

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