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When Work Is On Our Mind

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Constantly Listening To People Complain

We try not to become one of them

There are things that we would like to change

We have seen over the years

How so much of what we thought

Doesn't really matter

In our own mind

We actually thought

Our job was like performing arts in motion

Giving it our utmost attention

Now we have learned to take our extra energy

Put it to better use

Not in work where it will serve little purpose

We apply it to our home life

On our marriage and our future

Doing the loveliest things

For the people who really matter

For many years

I tried to change the system

What I felt was broken

To make it better not just for me

For every co-worker and the company itself

Then there is this underlying presence

That no matter how good your intentions are

Some co-workers and management

Want nothing to do with it

They must like chaos

Where you constantly see

Disruption and foul play

It is a kind of odd situation to not be a witness

Constantly be right smack in the middle

Nowhere to turn

So it took me years to understand

Some things can't and aren't meant to change

So why put in all the energy and thought

With little long term benefits

When things slowly turn back to the way they were

Sometimes even worse

Then you have an uphill struggle

Trying to do what is right

You have seen it all

Now it is time to watch

Be more like a silent sideline referee

Where there will always be

People that cause trouble and give you a headache

Accept this unstoppable truth

As we get older

We realize our time is valuable

So we learn to redirect our energy and focus

To our personal life and get the greatest reward

Seeing my wife truly appreciate

All I do and the tiniest bit of attention

Goes leaps and bounds

To a kind and loving relationship

Far into the years

Where we both may get the most wonderful rewards

Like being at the races

Where your dog may not be first all the time

You are definitely a powerful force

That put you in the top three

Time and time again

That pleases me more

As other people struggle

With their job and their personal relationships

Looking for the right balance

Paying the price

Being unhappy is not my way of life

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