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Just Another Day - Poetry

Updated on November 23, 2012
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Alarms ring out,

The day begins

She pushes snooze

Just ten more mins...


She lies and waits

For the next alarm,

It won't be long

Before she calmly

Goes about her

Morning chores,

Breakfast

School run,

Closing doors

On what her life

Could have been

Had different choices

Been her scene...


Then she would

Her husband wake,

If he was late

It was her mistake!

She'd pay for that

In the evening too,

So easier

Just to do

Everything.


He'd go to work

She would be free

Only

In reality

Not really.

Because she had a job

To get some cash

For bills and food

And of course

The housework too

Needed doing

Every day

Trying to keep

The mess at bay


The mess that echoed

In her mind

Kept hidden

Mostly

From behind

The calm she showed

The outside world

No-one knowing

How she felt...


The sadness growing

Deep inside

Every time her

Husband lied

And nothing ever

Good enough,

Housework

Dinner

All that stuff!

And jokes were made

At her expense,

Respect

And love

Once commonplace

Seemed to disappear

With time


And left she was

Within her mind,

Sinking as the darkness grew

Into a ball

That would consume

The light that lived inside her soul,

Living

Was her only goal.


To fail would be

A huge relief

But she kept her

True belief

That her family needed her,

So to continue

As they were...


At least for now

She thinks

Alarms..

It's time

And up she gets

Her daily grind.

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    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      hehehehe.... Coffee, I usually think if it's morning here, it's probably evening over there, and vice versa... I've got no idea if I'm right mind you, I just made that up one day and stuck to it! lol

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Let it flow, let it flow from the riverbank to you! Have a good (evening or morning over there? hahaha) Take care, Jen!

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      thank you cofeegginmyrice, I'm glad you enjoyed it! Best wishes from the riverbank, Jen

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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

      Isn't this so true before we even find fun for ourselves? But home sweet home is where our family is waiting for us, and so our daily chores start all over again. Beautiful poem, Jen! Enjoy your day!

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Shiningirisheyes, thank you, and YESSSSS!!!! Hooray! The Olympics are here and I'm sooooo excited! Had my TV fixed especially after living without one for around 4 months now, and loved the opening ceremony last night! It was fab!! I'll be thinking of you too when I'm watching it, my friend, excitable best wishes from the riverbank, Jen :-D

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      Shining Irish Eyes 

      6 years ago from Upstate, New York

      Jennifer - This is soooooo relatable and I understand these words completely.

      By the way - HOW EXCITED ARE YOU??? The Olympics are the one activity I make time to watch and I can't wait to view the opening ceremonies!!!!!! I'll be think of my friend from across the water!

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      I don't want to spoil it for you bravewarrior...

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      I'm off to part two to see if she reclaims her life!

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks Phillydreamer, it made me feel sad all night for creating her! :-) Jen

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      Jose Velasquez 

      6 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

      This is very sad. I want to yell to this woman, it's not worth it. Take your kids and get out of this unhealthy relationship.

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thank you CrisSp, I loved the pic too, and had to share it! Good to meet you here, Jen

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      CrisSp 

      6 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      I'm glad that the author chose to continue with her "True belief, that her family needed her, as they were..." - I love the drama of your photo. Cheers!

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks Josh, although the more I think about it, this seems a little bleak for my liking... I'll see how it goes... Best wishes, Jen

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Jen,

      Interesting hub topic. I agree with Billy on this one. Great job on the relevance, and awesome poem!

    • Jennifer Stone profile imageAUTHOR

      Jennifer Stone 

      6 years ago from the Riverbank, England

      Thanks Bill, I think you're right, maybe my next one should be about how she discovers life and fun... :-) thanks for the visit, Jen

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      Bill Holland 

      6 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Not much of an existence. I think we would be surprised by how many people have lived a life like this. I'm guessing this hub will hit home to quite a few people. Well done Jennifer!

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