#Poetrychallenge – Poet’s choice of words

This week Colleen has left the choice of words up to us. I am feeling rather exhausted having worked long days for the past week and a half. I have, as usual, expressed how I am feeling in these poems:

Mental devastation

Complete exhaustion

Can be quite devastating

To your well being

Dealing with overwork

When work overwhelms

And rest is hard to achieve

Try to snatch small breaks

It is better than nothing

And prevents total collapse

Chewed up string

Sometimes I feel like

a long piece of chewed up string

that cannot ever

become straight and true again

the bends and kinks will remain

You can join in Colleen’s challenge here: https://colleenchesebro.com/2019/03/05/colleens-2019-weekly-tanka-tuesday-poetry-challenge-no-126-poets-choice-of-words/

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40 thoughts on “#Poetrychallenge – Poet’s choice of words

  1. I remember those days – going to bed at 1 a.m. and getting up before 6 a.m. for all my work life. After I retired I still woke up at 6 a.m.!!
    How can I say to you something I couldn’t do, Robbie? I do it anyway, good idea to take catnaps. 🙂

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      1. I hope you’ll work out to take short break more often, even once a month may be good. The last 10 years of my full time job, I took major vacation once a year and weekend trip as often as we could (to breath).

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  2. “Breakations” and naps are very important when we have weeks like these. Your poetry describes your exhaustion very clearly. I loved the last Tanka, it has great imagery. I hope you can get some relief soon. ❤

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