Margaret Alice Second

Gold Star - 15,979 Points (24 January 1961 / South Africa)

Stay Awake And Pray (Revised) - Poem by Margaret Alice Second

Sadly drinking coffee at the edge of a volcano threatening
to burst into flames, researching strange terms one at a
time, needless to say the volcano explodes with 3 technical
documents and more terms, as I lose all courage and die in
my chair a fourth arrives

It is even longer and more vile than the previous 3, lost more
courage, threw in the towel & prayed for death - there is no
way I can do this boring work when I can't watch a favourite
programme without falling asleep, the only thing I love -
reading the words of William James, philosopher -

Losing more power as headache worsens - can't escape
my fate as I've already accepted my monthly pay - but oh,
the pain I have to go through to earn this salary, maybe it
will finally make a saint of me, though I doubt it - I am
too tired to stay awake and pray…


15 January 2013


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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Poem Edited: Wednesday, January 16, 2013


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