The Day Off

At times it seems

that in our rush

we consider the day

an insignificant thing

considering instead

the things to do

hoping that it works out

hoping we do

living for the clock to expire at pace

telling us its done

with noble grace

we wipe our brow

sweaty or not

smiling at the accomplishment

another day is dead

then wondering why

we feel hollow inside

and ill suited to the morrow.


Perhaps I have found

a though in moderation

a consideration that dawned

as it never did before

I got to the end

where the morrow angered

where consideration for the day killing

hit me all wrong

I had passion for the doing

I couldn't speak to another without knowing

but in the moment of doing

I was loosing my edge


My wife, God lover her

seeing my indisposition

suggested I call in

this was counter intuitive

yet wise in our ways

I trusted her evaluation

and spent the time

in idle contemplation

of how it had become

as I had become

that a day not earning

or learning must happen


time having passed in such consideration

knowing that all good things

must come to an end

found new life and beginning

for my contemplatoin

and twards the days end

found my passion living again

then a question most benign

sparked a rekindle

answers came that had long sense been set asside

I found the passion within reignited

what a moment!

it passed, though the memory resideds


now I can face the day

a day off smarter.

do I need to take one off

unscheduled as this one?

probably not

but I will use the ones I have

in fervent contemplation

analyzing where I am

where I want to be

seeking the causes

discarding the fluff

then returning as today.

a more recharged me


Perhaps it didn't help

that in vain

I didn't meditate

only letting the days off I had

pass without usage

but not for work

or indolence for indolence sake

but to give the mind true refreshiment

to see the end

or continuation from its beginning

evaluating where I was

by where I was going

seeking to connect it

to where I wanted to be


A thought then to consider

in your calculations

what do you use your time fore?

how do you see

or not that doing nothing

thinking much

might be to your advantage

instead of allowing grey hairs

to answer for your neglect.

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jhamann 4 years ago from Reno NV

Excellent...I need a day of contemplation myself...Jamie


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

You have to seize them. The world doesn't put them on silver platters.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Mere moments off during busy days are also valuable, if one realy lets go of busy and embraces the moment. It's not 'off' so much as more fully 'on'! But one's being simply needs respite now and then.

Well written and well felt, JF. Perhaps 'seizing' carries its own baggage, though. Of course, the world doesn't offer them, but life does, for the taking and having. What blocks is not the world out there, but one's own inner blockages.


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

Nellieanna and words of comfort like that are why i love you. Thanks for stopping by.


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Nellieanna 4 years ago from TEXAS

Aw-w-w-w- so nice!


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Jaggedfrost 4 years ago Author

I try every now and again.

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