Tuesday, April 5, 2016

A to Z Challenge - Dread

Dread

return from vacation
loose limbed lope
tightens, shoulders hunch
stomach rumble
heartbeat hassle

clock watching witness
time now stands still
folders piled haphazardly
pink urgent notes jumbled
amidst post-it-note reminders

meetings scheduled, teleconference
turmoil, gossip train rolls over
relaxation memory
stiff collar irritates fading sunburn
soul trapped until next vacation



elation

34 comments:

  1. Can imagine the dread very well, been in this situation too many times. Here from the A-Z, and enjoyed the word splash


    Nilanjana
    Madly-in-Verse

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    1. we can all identify. Thanks for visiting

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  2. You described that exactly right. It's so dreadful to return to the real world.
    Susan Says

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    1. thanks. Glad I could capture it. Now if only I could go on another vacation

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  3. Sunburn?
    You surely aren't describing your Easter trip to Philly, are you?

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  4. Sure got that well as coming back can be all kinds of hell.

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  5. I'm feeling it. I'm feeling it - having just returned from vacation. Thank you for expressing my emotional state.
    Keep a smile, Joanne.

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    1. more tequila will keep you in your vacation mode (might not get much work done though

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  6. You captured the return to work after vacation perfectly. It's alarming how stress affects us physically. I'm looking forward to tomorrow's elation. :)

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    1. It's funny - I wrote these poems awhile ago. I look forward to elation too (wonder what I wrote?)

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  7. Oh yes...when I worked in an office that was exactly how I felt. Now I work from home...but I still sorta dread the workload that comes pouring in when I return!

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    1. no matter where you work - office or home - there's a return effect.

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  8. My husband experienced this yesterday. Poor guy. The kids have it easy...no homework or mountains of work waiting on them.

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    1. yep - as kids we loved vacation - going to the shore. My mother hated the laundry upon return.

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  9. My suntan is ashing off my legs even as I type, back from vacation 3 weeks ago, and you have exactly captured the feeling.

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    1. next time - more sunscreen!!! thanks for coming by

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  10. Oh, no... I'm lucky , work from home, so don't have to face all that... can wear something to help my sunburn, like just aloe vera! Great. ~Liz http://www.lizbrownleepoet.com

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    1. yep - but if you leave home, there's still laundry to face when you come back!

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  11. Just be thankful for the Pink Posts It Notes and NOT a PINK SLIP like the one I got last week announcing the end of my employment in June. My elation? I'll be getting a Staycation and a chance for some sun...no burn, tho!
    Sue at CollectInTexas Gal

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    1. bummer? yet - sounds like you are taking it with a good vibe. No doubt all will work out and evolve!!!

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  12. How wonderful it is to go on vacation but oh so difficult to get back into the groove!

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  13. You described it so well after returning from vacation; and why do vacation times go by so fast and work weeks so slow?

    betty

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  14. You are so clever linking that last thought to the following poem and I know exactly where you're coming from on returning to a pile of work sometimes makes you wonder why you went on holiday!!!
    Pempi
    A Stormy’s Sidekick
    Special Teaching at Pempi’s Palace

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    1. oh but I"m always ready for the next adventure, no matter the work price

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  15. Not so much dread after vacation since I started working for myself years ago...but not so many vacations since I started working for myself years ago! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. darn, your boss must be mean (!) No seriously - good for you. No doubt you'll earn a treat sooner or later

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  16. The last day of vacation can be tough but I think we appreciate our vacation time more when we know they come with end dates.

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  17. wow, really love how the next day's theme is woven into the end of the poem. Brilliant!

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