you don’t put chains on me

monument celebration 8 hour day. 8 hours labou...

refusing fear
of setting out and doing
what I want to do
I don’t need someone
to pay me
no one is stopping me
from using
those other eight hours of my life
each day
those hours are free
and it’s up to me to make them into what I want
and especially what I need
recreation won’t take me anywhere
except round in circles

Phantom Pain

so angry at the forces stopping me
all of those ones that are beyond my control
especially when people act inconsiderately
people I am supposed to work with
and live with
they make my life difficult
because I let them get inside my head
to fuel the anger
anxiety
helplessness
stress
but maybe I inconvenience people too
what do they think of me
bad things?
there are other tasks to complete
although I fear that we have not a minute to waste

what i am here for

Walt Whitman's use of free verse became apprec...

Walt Whitman’s use of free verse became appreciated by composers seeking a more fluid approach to setting text. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I want to be a poet
I want to be a poet
I want to be a poet
I am a poet
I always was
because I write
for myself
one day I will write for others too