Sean Joyce

(17 April Everyear / Galway, Ireland)

Signs Of Tension


Signs of tension all around
some can manage some can not
some try hard but then leave
early, others simply pass it on

pressure on but how to manage?
try this and that or wait and see
is it time to ask the question?
what shit question should it be?

times like these are unrelenting
were we made to withstand this?
where's the light or hope or answer
where’s the cliff the rope the pill

today’s a day of realization
this must end must find escape
is it time to snuff the candle?
is it time to bang the gong?

in the end just two decisions
what to write and how to go
strangely calm now easy easy
all will soon now pass along

an early night and a
good big breakfast
a walk in the park
on the way to work

children on the
big swings playing
one little brat put
her tongue out at me

Submitted: Thursday, May 10, 2007
Edited: Thursday, February 24, 2011

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