Am constantly applying for jobs and getting nays
makes confidence and ambitions go up in ablaze
government hand outs leave me in a mindless daze
difficult to make ends meet as nothing really pays

As it gets harder and harder to actually raise
up from bed each morning, life is like a maze
shower, put my slippers on and just gaze
what else to do but simply laze …

Wandering about with eyes in a permanent glaze
foolish thoughts of jumping or going out in a blaze
not a good swimmer so should stay away from bays
life will end too soon without shortening my days

What I most need to abandon is my wilful ways
my explosive emotions and my mindless haze
my lack of motivation and my general malaise
I’ve got to really pull myself out of this lazy phase!

Tale Weaver #158 explore the concept of abandonment …


  1. Perfect pairing of poem and photo, Kate!
    All of us can relate to both. And all of us can be the “I” in your poem.
    Yes, we must abandon those things you listed in your last stanza and abandon/lose oneself in/indulge in some things that make us smile and take steps forward in our lives!
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…Oh that pup is such a sweetheart! 🙂

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