Poetry Day: A Life Less Stressed

Neon Genesis Evangelion (Prefer Asuka, but whatever)

(Well, this dream didn’t come true.  Though, I’ve learned that a lot of people feel the same way.  That’s a shame.)

I dream

And pray

For a life less stressed


Where sleeping

Does not require medicine

Or pure exhaustion


Where a bill

Does not induce terror

And hard decisions


Where a sick day

Does not cause panic

Over the growing workload


Where a weekend

Does not fall to errands

And vanish in a blink


Where all responsibility

Is no longer on my shoulders

And I can breathe again


Where my work life

Does not infect my mind

When sleeping and awake


I dream

Of a life less stressed

That will never happen

About Charles Yallowitz

Charles E. Yallowitz was born, raised, and educated in New York. Then he spent a few years in Florida, realized his fear of alligators, and moved back to the Empire State. When he isn't working hard on his epic fantasy stories, Charles can be found cooking or going on whatever adventure his son has planned for the day. 'Legends of Windemere' is his first series, but it certainly won't be his last.
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8 Responses to Poetry Day: A Life Less Stressed

  1. Oloriel says:

    I do still hold high hopes it happens someday!


  2. This poem describes it very well, Charles.


  3. You described my feelings perfectly. Hoping for better times for both of us.


  4. L. Marie says:

    A beautiful, poignant poem. I also hope that you get to better times.


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