Tuesday, November 1, 2011

SOLS: Do You Ever Get the Feeling?

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Do you ever get the feeling
of being pulled this way and that?
S-t-r-e-t-c-h-e-d
t     h    i     n
in all directions?
Trying your best to please them all?
Agreeing to help out whenever you can?
Giving 110% while trying to
Balance this delicate life
of home and school?


But everyone needs you
 NOW?


I need me now. 
 I need me time. 
I need me back.

I need 
ME
now.

7 comments:

  1. Time to slip off to your local coffee place and enjoy a few minutes with a good book or your own journal. Time for you is always worth it!!

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  2. OMG I LOVE your poem! This is EXACTLY how I have been feeling lately! (Literally, I cried on Sunday night b/c I didn't want to go back to work b/c I've been so stressed lately.) Although I love teaching... I just don't always love the craziness of the job and all the attached stresses! Thanks for speaking the words my heart has been trying to say!

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  3. Love you poem. The questions drew me in and I was nodding in agreement throughout. Me time. Precious.

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  4. My grandmother & I used to talk about this, long ago. She had five children, and later, a job. She said she used to take a walk after dinner for about a half hour. No one could come with her; it was her time. I believe it kept her sane. So even through the years, women have wanted this 'me time'. Great poem. I liked the feeling you expressed "stretched thin in all directions", & the way you showed it. Best wishes!

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  5. The arrangement of your words is so powerful in communicating emotion. I am glad you found time for YOU long enough to share your thoughts with us!

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  6. Sounds like time to slip into something comfy, put on your prayer shawl, sip a cup of tea and RELAX - even if it's only 5 minutes before the next person starts pulling you in another direction. Great poem that expresses your feelings and helps you recognize that you do need some "ME" time.

    Love ya, M

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  7. The answers to your questions: yes, yes, yes.
    I hope that you got some time for yourself the other day.
    You expressed powerfully what many people think.
    Terje

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Thanks for sharing your thoughts.