Recycling All My Good Thoughts

Having A Rough Day?

I am not sure how this happens

My mind is focused on having a nice afternoon

A good morning very productive and pleasant

The day going well nothing out of the ordinary or unusual

Off to work where I am looking forward to a relaxing laid back kind of night

Then little by little things begin to unravel

Faster than a ball of yarn tossed in the air

Crashing harder than a paper plane that instantly plummets to the ground

I try observe what is really taking place right before my eyes

I stand in awe and disbelief

The people I work with seem o.k. with being mediocre at best

I have higher standards that aren't met

Instead of coming on strong and insisting that things are done a certain way

I back off and patiently wait to see if anyone catches on

They don't and each hour that passes gets worse instead of better

I realize I am just one person and my job consists of a team effort

So I refocus on myself and how to improve my job

Trying to be less critical and not judgemental

Even though I realize my coworker keeps giving me reasons to prove him unprofessional and incompetent

I think of better days where all my efforts went smooth

The more I try to get organized the more things seem to spiral out of control

I know from past experience to hang in there nothing can last forever

So for the rest of my night I bite my tongue

Concentrate on doing the best I can

Turning my idle energy to creative thoughts that bring happiness to my next moment

As the night slowly closes to an end

I still managed to get my job done to my satisfaction

Working hard cleaning up any mess left behind

I got more exercise than I expected and no one else seemed to care

Making time to write down what just transpired

A new day begins as yesterday is just a passing thought



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Harishprasad 2 years ago from India

Dream On, whenever I read any of your poems, it is always an unique experience altogether. This poem is special and you have woven the goings on in your office brilliantly. Your helplessness and stagnant mental set-up of the office people, everything comes alive so clearly. Very interesting poem. Voted up.


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Sparklea 2 years ago from Upstate New York

Dream On, you share so many great thoughts on your hubs. I guess I could refer to your hubs as 'thinking out loud' which is really a great idea. Your story above is probably indicative of the way many feel when at work. Voted up and interesting. God bless, Sparklea :)


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Jodah 2 years ago from Queensland Australia

Hey Dream On, is that the new young colleague you had to show the ropes to a few weeks back that's giving trouble. The trouble is one slacker and bring bad vibes to the work of others around them. The sad part is many get away wit it and their co-workers suffer. All you can do is work hard and hope your extra effort is noticed. I hope things improve soon for you.


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vocalcoach 2 years ago from Nashville Tn.

What you have just described is called 'Life.' :)

"A new day begins as yesterday is just a passing thought." So profound. Big votes and sharing.

You are so very gifted. I always learn from you!


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

Harishprasad If you seen me you would think I was the chicken with my head cut off. Frantically my heart beats even though I told my body to be calm. What ever happened to going to work to work. I thought that is what we are suppose to do. I must have it all wrong. I always appreciate all the help I can get. I don't mind paying overtime because I want the job done right the first time around. Another silly thought. I think I need my thoughts analyzed .Anyone know a good thought doctor.Sparklea I think out loud , talk to myself and sing too. Every time I read one of your comments I love your ending the best God bless, Sparklea. That says more than I can ever say.Jodah He is giving me a run for my money. He has a master plan to get in my way. He is the most ingenious , crafty, lazy, cunning and so many more things all rolled into one. It must be me. He is just a figment of my imagination. Boy my imagination went up and beyond. I figure this will all blow over in two years.vocal coach One dose of life and a good night sleep and I will call you in the morning. Thank everyone for your wonderful , helpful comments. You don't know how much you have brightened my day. Have a good morning the birds just started chirping outside my window it's 4:50 in the morning here. ready for bed since you all gave me a well needed pep talk. Pleasant dreams.


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DDE 2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Life is just that ups and downs and happiness or sadness anger and all are faced in life there is no perfection in life.


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shanmarie 2 years ago from Texas

I like the way you ended with hope. Days should always end with hope.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

DDE I think there are ways we can create more ups than downs in life. Living through the unhappy times and turning them slightly to bring out your best. shanmarie Thinking positive creates a better outcome. Looking and searching for ways to improve my current position and taking advantage of any opportunities I didn't see until now. Best of all when you surround yourself with good friends who encourage and help makes all the difference. Thank you both for reading my story and commenting. Have a great day.


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MsDora 2 years ago from The Caribbean

I think that writing it down helps you process it and pick out the good thoughts. At the end, you are ready to welcome the next day. I like that! Thank you for sharing your wisdom.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

MsDora We can be easily overwhelmed by a series of events. Taking time to sort the good from the bad we can find our center and do the things we love and take great pride in our work. Thank you so much for reading and leaving your comment.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Enjoy you're thought provoking poems. we all get the chance to start anew each day and for that we must focus on what we have to do look forward each day and how to make each day the best for ourselves.


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DREAM ON 2 years ago Author

Gypsy Rose Lee Sometimes I just want to laugh and think carefree thoughts and keep the smiles flowing like water coming out of my faucet. With your help you make it possible. Thank you so much.

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