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I Don't Want to Come to Work Today

Updated on October 12, 2019
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Shauna believes in strength of self and avoiding those who try to beat her - or anyone - down.

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I don’t want to come

to work today.


My brain is tired.


To live my life

For the capital gain

Of others

Is not for which I aspired.


My Dream is

Coming forth

At a

Rapid pace.


I find it hard

To look the

Political bullshit

In it’s face.


But that’s where

I am

And I can lose

All I’ve built

If I don’t play the game –


No matter the guilt.




Shauna L Bowling




This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.

© 2011 Shauna L Bowling

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    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      You know me well, Paula. This little girl don't take no shit!

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      Suzie 

      5 years ago from Carson City

      Woo Hoooo! That's my girl! I LOVE your attitude.

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Paula, I've learned to stand up for myself. Consequences don't scare me in the least. I have myself to answer to and will not let myself be taken for granted.

      Hugs back!

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Al, I agree with you. However, the ethics you cite in your common should be found on both sides of the equation. Most often that's not the case and that's my gripe.

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      Suzie 

      5 years ago from Carson City

      Oh yes, Sha...I can appreciate this, no doubt at all. I feel what you feel and have for quite a lot of years. It's play the game or get run over. Put on the image or fade into nothing.

      You do it well, but will always ask, "Why?" Keep marching to the beat, girlfriend. One day it will be "you and your own sweet song," going forward and up! A boatload of hugs, Paula

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      Al Wordlaw 

      5 years ago from Chicago

      That was a cool poem Shauna. When we work for someone else we should expect to receive pay for it, be loyal, be on time and do our best. We shouldn't need to bust our butts but do no more nor less than what's expected. Remember, there are millions of people out of work that wished they had a job. We must find a happy medium in life and in working.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      Peg, I feel your pain. I tried to avoid corporate America when I quit my job three years ago, but recently found I had to go back. However, this time I speak up for myself more than ever before. My current place of employment works people to death without paying overtime. I let it be known - in no uncertain terms - that if they want more than 40 hours out of me, they'll have to abide by the law and pay me overtime. Why the others allow themselves to be taken advantage of is beyond me. I've lived and learned!

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      Peg Cole 

      5 years ago from North Dallas, Texas

      When I think about all the years I gave to the corporate world, the retail world and the service businesses where I've toiled, I treasure the learning aspect but begrudge the youth and energy I spent on other people's profit. Your poem reflects much of this.

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      5 years ago from Central Florida

      I agree, Genna. This particular poem is not a response to your challenge, so I'm a little confused by your comment.

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      Genna East 

      5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

      Shauna -- When reading the poetry written in response to this challenge, we find inspiration, and see something new with each, individual perspective and dimension that is so beautifully expressed! And it's all there...amazing, and enriching. :-)

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Melinda, it wasn't until my son was raised that I had the balls to make my drastic move. He came first when he was young. I'm now 57, he's 22, so now I can reclaim my life. I may sound old, but I'm young enough to pick up where I left off.

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      Melinda Longoria MSM 

      6 years ago from Garland, Texas

      Good for you! :-) That is a scary move but you have to do what's best for you. I am staying home with my three little babes right now, but I plan to reenter the working world probably in another year. In the meantime, I'm building up some passive income by writing on Hubpages and learning from others who have much more experience, like yourself. It is a great honor to meet you and converse with you about these things. I'm hoping that when I return to work the environment will be one that challenges me and that I enjoy. Wishing you great success and that the freelancing career gets easier every year. :-) Sincerely, Mel

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Melinda, it was when I couldn't take it anymore that I made the bold move to quit my job cold turkey and embark on a freelance career. I gave up a lot: excellent pay, great benefits, and 401k. When it came down to it, respect for myself came first. I'm still struggling 2 years later, but I'll be damned if I live and work in an environment that no longer works for me.

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      Melinda Longoria MSM 

      6 years ago from Garland, Texas

      The same exact thing happened at the corporation that I worked for but I also think the economy had a lot to do with it too (& years of things being pushed under the rug). :-)

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Melinda, I used to love the job that prompted this poem. In fact, I had visions of becoming an officer of the company because I was loyal, believed in the mindset of the founder, and loved what I did. Then the second generation president turned his position over to his son and it all went to hell. Morale was down, and the family feel was totally overtaken by corporate b.s. When I found myself calling in sick when I wasn't and had no more paid time off left, I knew it was time to listen to my heart.

      I hope your bad boss takes heed rather than lose valuable team members.

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      Melinda Longoria MSM 

      6 years ago from Garland, Texas

      This is a great poem. I felt like this often when working in the corporate world. Some days you just don't feel like going into the office and dealing with the hassle of everything. On the other hand, I've had jobs that I've enjoyed and looked forward to being there. I think it's all about the job, the daily tasks, your boss, and the people around you. Voted up & I am sharing it on my bad boss facebook page. Sincerely, Mel

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      7 years ago from Central Florida

      Your very lucky to have a husband who can provide for your family's needs. I wrote this poem 3 months before I quit my job to become a writer. I'm struggling, but at least I don't have to deal with the corporate bullcrap anymore!

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      CraftytotheCore 

      7 years ago

      Very striking Brave! I worked in corporate America for over a decade before deciding to start a family. Your words spoke to me with a significant impact. I have never gone back to working for someone else because my children are top priority. Now that my son has been diagnosed with Autism, my life has been a whirlwind of medical appointments. I don't think any one would hire me because I wouldn't be reliable. I have too many things to do. So I struggle trying to make it on my own. I'm thankful that my husband has a job that provides what we need.

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      8 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm a fighter. In fact, I resigned from the position, just last month, that inspired this poem in order to write full time. Enough is enough!

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      chrisinhawaii 

      8 years ago

      ...and here you are 10 months later! Keep up the fight, bravewarrior!

    • bravewarrior profile imageAUTHOR

      Shauna L Bowling 

      9 years ago from Central Florida

      Just another of life's concessions!

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      mary 

      9 years ago

      I agree Brave Warrior...but that is yet another reason you are the Brave Warrior....you recognize the truth and have the balance to be true to it and yourself at a balanced pace.

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