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Poem: Pushing to the Limit

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Poem Summary

"Pushing To The Limit" is a poem describing what it is like when one pushes to the limit.

Trying to stay awake, rolling her neck from side to side as she runs around like a chicken with her head cut off.

She watches others rest as she completes her list keeping herself busy the entire day.

"Little Boots - Get Things Done"

Pushing to the Limit

Squeezing her eyes shut

then opening them wide

trying to stay awake,

rolling her neck from side to side

to ease the excruciating pain.


Pushing herself to the limit

trying to beat the odds,

like a chicken with her head cut off

with no moment to sit and stew.


She watches others rest idly

without fuss or fret,

as she keeps her mind busy

completing her list

with no time for tears

to roll down her cheek.


From the second her eyes peer open

until the wee hours of the night,

she tosses her hand in the ring

to get a head start.

"I'm In A Hurry To Get Things Done by Alabama"

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