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Poem: Daily Grind

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"A Working Man Can't Get Nowhere Today" by Merle Haggard

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"Daily Grind"

His tormented soul
feels anguish,
for his job
takes the best part of him,
while he shares the remnants of his weary soul
with the one’s he loves.

Too exhausted from the daily grind,
drifting off to sleep,
losing precious moments of his day.

Dreaming of the moment
he can retire from this daily hell,
paving the way for peaceful enjoyment
for a life he works
too hard to get.

"Take This Job and Shove It" by Johnny Paycheck

© 2020 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 09, 2020:

Ms.Dora,

It is fortunate to find a job one really likes nowadays.

It would be a blessing if everyone could.

Thanks for reading.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on March 09, 2020:

Brenda, you encourage me to count my blessings. Thank God, I've gotten past that "daily hell." Those who work at jobs they really like should be grateful.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 07, 2020:

Rosina,

Thank you for reading and leaving a comment.

Now if only we could shorten those work days.

Enjoy your day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 07, 2020:

Nell,

Thank you. Enjoy those little moments.

Rosina S Khan on March 07, 2020:

Brenda, this is a common scenario for all the hardworking people whose daily grind is to work, work and work, having no time to rest and get burned out. It is true they do it to get a peaceful and restful life they crave for and spend more happy times with loved ones. Thank you, Brenda, for sharing this common problem through your poem, which so many people undergo every day in the entire world.

Nell Rose from England on March 07, 2020:

So true Brenda! That covers a lot of us, doesn't it? great poem!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 07, 2020:

Eiddwen,

Thank you.

So delighted to hear you like this one.

I will look forward to seeing you read my work.

Have a nice day.

Eiddwen from Wales on March 07, 2020:

Oh yes so many of us can relate to this well conveyed poem. Great poetry here Brenda and I look forward to many more by you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 06, 2020:

Nella,

Thank you.

I believe people do work too hard and see very little in return.

Have a great day.

Nella DiCarlo from Guelph, Ontario on March 06, 2020:

Well written poem, and easy to relate to for many. It's hard for people to admit these feelings sometimes. "for a life he works too hard to get" Great line.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 06, 2020:

Ruby,

Thank you.

I think we all have thought about saying this a time or two.

How awesome would that feeling be?

Have a great day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 06, 2020:

Chitrangada,

Thank you for your comments.

I know this is a subject that touches many.

Hopefully once that rests comes you still have time to enjoy it.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 06, 2020:

Manatita44,

Thank you.

I will take a look at your work as soon as I get time.

Have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on March 06, 2020:

Lorna,

Yes, it is an area of life we can't get away from but the employers push their workers harder and harder with overtime and 10 hr days.

Thanks for reading.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on March 06, 2020:

The videos are perfect for this piece. How many times have we thought, take this job and shove it?

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on March 06, 2020:

Nice poem, which very well expresses the hard work, a person has to do, to maintain the family, and how he wishes for some rest, once he retires. This is so relatable about the common people, who work tirelessly, but are unable to enjoy few quiet and enjoyable moments with the family.

Thanks for sharing.

manatita44 from london on March 06, 2020:

Expressed very well for the many. I once wrote a piece called Work, Cantata 1 and 2. My Cantata 1 was like your piece and my Cantata 2 the opposite. Lovely take!

Lorna Lamon on March 06, 2020:

I think you have touched on an issue that many people find themselves in today. Just trying to make ends meet can drain whatever energy is left for others. A poem full of honesty - it touched me.