Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.
Have a predisposition to be completely impatient
Never enjoyed playing in "The Waiting Game"
Standing in line at the supermarket was a boring task
Especially when you're on a tight schedule and plans were made
Might not demonstrate the best decorum at all times
Understandably so when your patience ran thinner than ice
Anger boiled so hot that it made it impossible for temperament to grow
Stabilize to the point where the ice doesn't crack and you fall through it
Struggling to stay afloat in the mirthless pit of an arctic cold lake
Always been the type of person that shoots first and asks questions
Much later than it should be in any type of standard operating procedure
Looking for instant results with no time left on the stop watch to read instructions
Usually end up having to start over due to missing a crucial step
Explaining those flights of impulsive fancy has some pluses from like-minded souls
My rushes to judgment can be easily recognizable for the Internet Generation
People born in Generation Y like to examine the whole picture before any decision
They don't just look for avenues to become successful anymore
Searching for meaning among the glitz, glamour and money of the world
Politics don't mean a thing, unless there was something behind the rhetoric
At the same time, this particular millennial had no time to waste
Everything was always on a deadline and an unattainable standard
Needed to be fulfilled in order to feel as if something was accomplished today
Strange to think that people every have the opportunity to slow down
Sitting back and literally smelling those pesky roses everyone loves to talk about
Never allowed that opportunity due to taking on too much work
And always worrying about when the other shoes will crash down into the room
Obliterating the picture perfect existence carved out of stone and marble
Strange combination, but strong materials helped to build a strong foundation
Back to the need for speed to pick up the pace
Born in a time when people were always on the go from work to socializing
No in-between was allowed because people often mixed business with pleasure
Nowadays, it's even worse than it was in the 1980s
Technology has upgraded and made everything instantaneous
Relationships and packages have to come at the speed of light
Faster than Superman and Clark Kent combined for goodness sake
Quicker than a fictitious superhero; now that's a laugh in itself
Looking for some substance beyond all the stylish make-up, hairspray, etc.
Haven't been able to find it as of yet
Everyone seemed to be putting up their best front forward
Desperate to look good for their peers, their partners and themselves
Honesty buried under so much pretense that it was hard to swallow
Ready to turn off the technology for a while and decompress
Time to go on a vacation and recharge those batteries
Even if it was for a day; the moment has come to take a step back
Hopefully, things will be better once you return.
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 12, 2020:
Things always seem better after a vacation.
The hussle of this world can keep one moving too much making one forget it is important to take time out for oneself.
Every day try to do something just for yourself. Maybe reading or writing more poetry.
Relax a bit...the world will not stop or fall apart.