Friday, June 18, 2010

Writing is Work


Lost in the Cycle

Work work work work, work work work work, work work work work
STOP
and
do
nothing
'cause there is nothing to do
even though there is always something to do
but why would you do that?
Stay up
No sleep
Go to sleep
Peace
Except not
Because the brain still says 'Go! '
When you say
'No!
Rest! '
No Rest
Come back to consciousness?
You never left,
did you?
Begin repeat
~ Jessica Cummings (11/14/2006)

Have a great weekend!

32 comments:

Susanne Drazic said...

Well that sums up some of my days.

Have a great day!

Jen said...

I have a feeling that will be me soon enough. I already feel like that most days but add on school and I'm sure it will end up like that everday.

I guess what I'm saying is... I'm welcoming the challenge!

Happy Friday!

Heather said...

I love this! It's how I feel every night. I'm exhausted all day, then it's late but I'm writing! I can't go to bed! Then I do go to bed but I can't sleep because my brain is too busy. *sigh*

Lindsay (a.k.a Isabella) said...

This is me today. lol.

Kristi said...

Love this! It's really "speaking" to me today...didn't get much sleep last night...another good book kept me up and when I finished, my brain didn't want to stop! Thank goodness it's the weekend!

Have a great one! :-)

Kristi said...

Love this! It's really "speaking" to me today...didn't get much sleep last night...another good book kept me up and when I finished, my brain didn't want to stop! Thank goodness it's the weekend!

Have a great one! :-)

Write Chick said...

This is so true. Somedays writing is fun...and SOME days, it is a pain. Great post!

Diane said...

Wish it was just fun times.... :O)

Happy weekend to you too!

Bossy Betty said...

Sounds familiar!

Stephanie Thornton said...

Oh my gosh, this has been my summer. Now I'm back in the work part, but I had to take a few days to do nothing so I didn't go insane.

Happy weekend!

Kristi Faith said...

Yes...such a true poem and cycle. I hate being stuck...

Susan Fields said...

That sounds like me last night, trying to go to sleep, and I very rarely have trouble falling asleep at night. It was like my brain wasn't ready to give up when there was still so much to be done.

Catherine Denton said...

Brilliant! And eerily true.

Terri Tiffany said...

LOL Loved it. I pray your weekend is wonderful!

Elaine AM Smith said...

A great poem. Oh, so true of life!

Kathi Oram Peterson said...

Great post! You're a master blogger. :)

Lydia Kang said...

It's relentless! It's so true.

Al said...

too true!

I am tired from just reading it.

Thanks for sharing.

Jemi Fraser said...

Yup - that's been my week!! :)

Roxane B. Salonen said...

Oh, the old brain buzz. I think I'm going to curl up with a book tonight. I don't always offer this to myself. Often, I read while I'm doing something else. Crazy. Multi-tasking to get it all in. But tonight, I think I'll just read for pleasure. This post gave me the green light. :) Thanks Shannon!

Terresa said...

Love that last line, "Begin repeat." That was my mind a few nights back, I was up from 4:30am-6:30am. It was awful, my mind wouldn't stop the treadmill run.

Happy weekend, here's to some time off, eh?

Leah (aka Mary_not_Martha) said...

Love that poem, never sleeping through the night. Writing in my sleep, lists, jokes, reminders. Thanks for sharing!

Leah (aka Mary_not_Martha) said...

Love that poem, never sleeping through the night. Writing in my sleep, lists, jokes, reminders. Thanks for sharing!

chasing empty pavements said...

This describes my life perfectly!!!

Mary Aalgaard said...

...and miles to go before I sleep.

Alexia561 said...

Truer words were never spoken!

Susan J. Reinhardt said...

Hi Shannon -

Right on target! I find myself staying up later and later to get things done. When my body cries, "Uncle," my mind is still in overdrive.

Blessings,
Susan

Cleverly Inked said...

This kinda makes me depressed..that we work work work and for what?
True but eye opening.

WritingNut said...

I love it! It's so true. My brain just never seems to shut down.

Theresa Milstein said...

I, along with most people, can relate to this poem!

Take a look at the lyrics to this song:

http://www.elyricsworld.com/no_stress_lyrics_laurent_wolf.html

It's a good song.

Have a great rest of your weekend too.

Lisa_Gibson said...

so true! Oh, I have an award for you over on my blog. Have a great weekend.

prashant said...

This describes my life perfectly!!!
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