Thursday, April 29, 2010

One minute before burn-out

Another night of lousy sleep,
waking up early, mulling over
and over and over what’s
already facts ... and still
painful, even though I should
be used to it all by now.
I am my own best collaborator,
my own best enemy,
my own worst friend.

Oh lighten up, you master
of self-torture. Accept
the fact that this is not fate.
Get off your serious clod –
you can change it all.

– Lenny B.

Written for napowrimo #30, free day and farewell.

Not the best note for the last day of napowrimo, but an immediate reflection of the mood in which I woke up and thus some razor-edge-of-time reporting. I may yet replace this by something more upbeat.

A great big and heart-felt thank you to all the people who have stopped by to read my contributions and who have commented!

9 comments:

vivienne blake said...

Though the beginning is negative, the last two lines are decidedly upbeat. Bravo.

Lori said...

I feel this pain. Like your lines "best enemy and worst friend"

Robin said...

Actually, I like the beginning..it's extremely honest, and I certainly have felt exactly the same way. I think it does a good job of addressing a common experience...at least for me.

thelaughinghousewife said...

I agree. It's a good example of how to motivate yourself.

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flaubert said...

Wnderful and full of sorrow. I have enjoyed your poems ... poem on!
Pamela

Julie Jordan Scott said...

How I know the best collaborator, worst... ohhh, yes line.

THANK YOU!

Read my final NaPoWriMo2010 poem here.

Aayushi Mehta said...

I like how you talk to yourself through this, but inspire all the rest of us, your readers.
It was a bit painful but it was a good kind of pain, the one which you know will make you stronger.

J. D. Mackenzie said...

Yes, you can change it all. The revelation woven into everything else. Respect your poems!

Giggles said...

Very well done! I can relate, that self talk goes both ways...not always so forgiving either! Put the gremlin to bed and geturdun!!lol

Peace Giggles