The New Week

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The New Week


Is Monday really different than Tuesday?

You bet it is!

It means the kids go back to school.

The workers transition back to jobs.

The storm track at home cries "Cleanup!"

Tuesday, with any luck, finds order restored,

students and workers reconnected, and

the "unconnected" still in need of connections.

The unconnected are our homeless,

the lonely, the physically and mentally ill,

and a few others, some who deal with selfish struggles,

and others who take on the disasters of quakes, fires, and floods.

By Wednesday, the so-called "middle of the week,"

routines have set in, and it is the most "normal" day

of each unique week.

Thursday will have its own share of hazards and challenges,

but no more than any other weekday.

With a share of luck, individuals and social systems

have reached out to those in need with shelter,

food, care, friendship, and service.

Friday is a "Reward Day" when workers

look forward to pay, business owners look forward

to weekend sales, and families reunite

at the end of the day with positive expectations,

if anything Fridays are what Mondays were not.

Saturdays can have their own unique challenges.

but they are rewards of time to do the "unroutine."

Sundays have long been intended as days

of contemplation and rest.

The Sunday newspapers are the fattest.

The mornings' sleep can be extended.

The afternoons are more likely to include a nap.

The evenings are the last respite

before tthe challenges

of "The New Week."






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MsDora 13 months ago from The Caribbean

It's just the way you say it, Demas. "The evenings . . . before meeting the challenges of 'the new week'" were among my least favorite time of the week. So grateful to have lived beyond that time of my life. Good poetry!


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Perspycacious 13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

MsDora - Thanks for being the first to comment (and the last?) I like being free to write and chauffeur. eat. sleep, have time in the garden, and time with the grandkids at their house (sometimes at ours, but one of the dads is allergic to our cat.) If I don't waste too much time on facebook and the internet when I do have other actual "demands: on my time, life is beautiful....even with the present swirls of politics. Thanks again,. Keep writing.


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BlossomSB 13 months ago from Victoria, Australia

Although I'm retired, Monday is definitely different from Friday. Sunday is the first day of the week and we spend it resting, worshipping and preparing for the busyness of the coming week, then we're into it. It's such a relaxing feeling when we hit Friday. Love your poem.


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Perspycacious 13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

BlossomSB - Commented on as a Sunday observer who could spell it Sonday. Thanks.


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annart 13 months ago from SW England

A great way to sum up the week. I find that the days can blend into each other now that I'm retired but they still have much to fill them.

I'm a little sad that Sundays are no longer 'shopping-less'; I know it's a choice but not for those who work in them. Apart from that, the weekends still have their own feel, as I can spend much more time with the family.

Those who don't have that luxury or don't even have the luxury of a roof over their heads are the ones we need to think about and hopefully make their weeks easier to bear.

Ann


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Gypsy Rose Lee 13 months ago from Riga, Latvia

Looking at the week in your way brought back some memories. I usually adored Friday evenings and Saturdays because I really didn't have to clock watch and my time was my own. Sundays made me sad because by evening it was back to clock watching and preparing for Monday and the start of the week. Now working at home on my PC things have changed. My time is always my own I just have to discipline myself. Mondays provide me with new challenges to start off my week just right. Tuesdays I prepare and anticipate for more posting and blogging on Wednesday. If my week works out just right then I finish with my weekly goals on Friday and the weekend I can choose to be online or not. Now on Sundays I actually anticipate Mondays.


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FlourishAnyway 13 months ago from USA

My favorite is often Tuesday. Productive, industrious, still time to get things done before the weekend sets in.


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aviannovice 13 months ago from Stillwater, OK

What a great way to describe the week. Nicely done.


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Perspycacious 13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

annart - Sometimes it seems the only ones to make life easier to bear these days are the movies, and they seem to have be making it easier to bare for quite some time now!


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Perspycacious 13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee - It sounds to me as if you are highly organized. I wish that word could be applied to me. I impulsively move prematurely to the task that interests me most at the moment.


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Perspycacious 13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

FlourishAnyway - I will have to be careful not to send you any urgent emails on Tuesdays. ; - )


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Perspycacious 13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

viannovice - I can just imagine what some fall Saturdays are like in Stillwater, Oklahoma! I should think all the noice and fuss would bother the birds. Or are they fans, too?


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aviannovice 13 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Things are winding down nicely now. People don't seem to be renting any watercraft.


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Perspycacious 13 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

aviannovice - No more drunk drivers, cheerleaders, bands, and fans either?


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Perspycacious 8 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

The reference above (to aviannovice) was to Oklahoma and out-of-state football fans enjoying football weekends in Stillwater, OK.


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Perspycacious 5 weeks ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

And now it is another in our parade of Wednesdays (mid week is what the Germans call it.) Strive on.

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