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The Day Slips Away


Where Did It Go?

I know it was here

I woke up and had no time to celebrate

I did make time for an early morning prayer

Thank you for this day

Which I may enjoy and love with all my heart

Doing the best I can

No matter whatever I got

I took an oldie but a goodie

I put my little twist on it

Instead, I pulled up a chair

I opened up my wild imagination

Like a child would a toy box

Excited and thrilled with every handful I grab

I ate as quickly as I could

Grabbed my trusty list of errands

I knocked them off one by one

Like I was the toughest lawman

Each one was my enemy

Soon to be gone

I had no time to waste

Off and on my next adventure

My work asked me to work twelve to nine

In some ways, they were really telling me

They just put it a polite way

There goes the rest of my day

No time to write

No time to relax

No time to go outside in the snow

No time to do anything else

Wait a minute

What I can do

Is something really special

Work and dream bigger and better dreams

Both at the same time

I have learned to master the art

Of day dreaming at work

Something I started long ago

As far as I know

I am the first one to do it

Nobody else would ever dream of it

Well, I know it is going to be a long day

I will see the early shift already at work when I arrive

As the second shift comes in and all the early morning workers leave

I will still have four hours left

This can be depressing

I walk into the bathroom

Wash my face and get a new apron

I pretend that I have just come into work

That my day is just beginning

What happened earlier was just another day

All forgotten and far away

Now as I work

I imagine my boss approaching me

You are doing such a good job today

How would you like to leave early?

You can leave at nine and get paid for the whole shift

I jump at the idea

Now nothing has really changed

Just my thought of working

I work wonderfully and full of vigor

I not only have pep in my step

But a little swag too

I finish off the rest of my shift

It was busy and I am tired

I am happy to say

I have done this shift over a dozen times

It doesn't come easy

I leave happier than when I came in

Thinking I still got it

Now when I get home the day will be three quarters over

Soon this day will be another feather in my cap

Each of a bright new color and as amazing as the sun

One a bird didn't need

I love it even more


DREAM ON (author) on December 21, 2020:

Umesh Chandra Bhatt I enjoy the days that are a little slower and where I get to enjoy the morning and then go to work at night. Sometimes we don't have a choice in life and we have to do what is needed of us or expected. We find a way to make it through. The tough and sometimes harder days give us the confidence and practice to hang in there. Not to give up or give in. To keep at a steady pace so we don't burn out like a quick flame. Instead, we burn on and on like a candle in the night. I hope we can all learn something from the things that are difficult and keep it positive and productive. Thank you so much for reading and caring. May your Sunday be especially nice and beautiful.

DREAM ON (author) on December 21, 2020:

John Hansen The day is over. It went well and I am happy to report I handled myself well during the busiest of times never showing that I was the least bit tired. I prefer working the night shift even though it is busier than the day shift. When I work nine to five I hit all the rushes during the morning and at night. I was proud to walk out knowing I worked hard but continued to do my job efficiently. Some people complain from the time they walk through the door. That has never been my style. I try to rise to the challenge and sometimes it isn't easy. Looking forward to a good night's sleep. Charlotte woke me up at six A.M. just to show me she loves me and wanted a little attention. No problem. Sleep is overrated anyway.(lol) I hope you had a beautiful Sunday. For me, it was like a dream. It came and it went before I really had time to enjoy it or understand it. Until next time. I will keep trying to dig a little deeper into the unknown and the world we both call home. Thank you so much for taking the time to stop by and always sharing your thoughts.

Umesh Chandra Bhatt from Kharghar, Navi Mumbai, India on December 20, 2020:

The day passes like that. It slips and slips everyday. Beautiful.

John Hansen from Queensland Australia on December 20, 2020:

What a great attitude you have Dream On. You always provide a lesson for us all how to approach life.. with a spring in our step and a little swagger. Tough day ahead..well bring it on, I'll make it a great one.

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