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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"

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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"

© 2021 BRENDA ARLEDGE

Comments

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 03, 2021:

Ruby,

There are those days when one has no choice but to bite the nail on the head and keep moving.

Rest will come soon enough.

Take care.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on January 03, 2021:

It's not always easy to stop doing when we have so much to do, but we try. I could relate to your poetry. Nicely done.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 03, 2021:

Chatra,

Thank you.

Have a nice day.

CHATRA RAM from BARMER INDIA on January 03, 2021:

Nice one.....

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 03, 2021:

Ankita,

Thank you for visiting this one.

Sorry you can relate to pushing yourself to the limit.

I think we both need a break.

Take care.

Ankita B on January 03, 2021:

Your poem describes well the days when we have to push to our limits. I can very much relate. Beautiful poem.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 02, 2021:

Rosina,

Thank you.

It seems like there is always something that needs to be done and I fear if I stay in bed one day I might just stop.

It would be too comfortable.

But I do taje a few hours each day just for myself.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 02, 2021:

Diana,

Thank you.

It's easy to do when others need help.

But making sure to take time for myself along the way.

Take care.

Rosina S Khan on January 02, 2021:

Thank you, Brenda, for sharing this poem. Go slow and take it one day at a time. I used to be pretty busy too but have gone slower nowadays. God bless!

Diana Carol Abrahamson from Somerset West on January 02, 2021:

Thanks for a poignant poem. I try to stay in a state of rest. Used to take too much on my shoulders, but not so much now.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 02, 2021:

John,

Thank you so much!

I am glad you can kick back & relax now a days.

I am looking forward to that day when I have everything all caught up.

It is just around the corner.

Take care.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 02, 2021:

Peggy,

Absolutely...that is what one should do.

Just lately between Ron's health issues & my step father passing away, I have been swamped with paperwork.

Those things really won't wait.

But I tend to usually move slow & enjoy my days.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 02, 2021:

Pamela,

I hear that! I can't do everything I use to do either.

It seems like some days there is alot to get done and I need like 8 of me but I do what I can leaving the rest for another day.

Take care & have a nice day.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on January 02, 2021:

Manatita44,

You make me chuckle...a monkey bitten by a scorpion.

I guess that's one way to put it.

We do all have things we need to get done.

Take care & have a nice day.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on January 02, 2021:

I used to be like that, not so much any more, Brenda. Lovely poem, and enjoyable music.

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on January 02, 2021:

Hi Brenda,

Some days are like that, but since retirement, I take most days much slower. What does not get done one day can be tackled the next.

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on January 02, 2021:

I lok forward to your poems, Brenda. This does describe a person pushing it to the limit very well. I use to do that along time ago, but no more. I treat myself better these days, and I really can't quite do what I once did anyway.

manatita44 from london on January 02, 2021:

Yes, many minds are like that. Always working. A mature Heart is rather like that which moves and moves not. The mind - on the other hand - is a moving monkey bitten by a scorpion.

Still, what can we do? Everyone is moving in accordance with the evolutionary cycle and God's choice hour. Still, great description!

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