The Worker (poem by me)

I’m a worker,
It’s what I do,
Brain goes on,
Heart goes off,
Hands get busy,
Emotions stay contained.
All the fluff,
All the pain,
Hidden in my ambition,
Driven to succeed.

Except I don’t,
I work till it hurts,
Then I find no comfort in it,
Take no refuge in my pay.
Because there’s always more,
More work to do,
More funds to save.
I can never relax,
I’m a worker,
It’s what I do.

When will I rest?
When will I trust God
To make my wings take flight
And soar above my busy-ness?
When will I give up the fight
And claim my right to Sabbath?

And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. —Mark 2:27

© 2016 Kim Bond

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One thought on “The Worker (poem by me)

  1. I am not sure where I am with God at the moment. I have always strongly believed in God but am going through a crisis of faith at the moment. But I really relate to this poem about the importance of getting away from busyness. I am constantly, frantically busy often with writing or promoting my blog. I love writing and more than that as I have had a lot of pain and suffering in my life, writing about it and getting positive comments from readers actually gives meaning to my pain and suffering. I have always previously believed God gave me a talent to write about pain in a humorous way that people find entertaining and like to engage with. It’s just when the writing and promoting stops me engaging with the moment and real people around me that is becomes a problem. I celebrated 11 years clean at the weekend, despite having had a nervous breakdown and 5 psychiatric relapses in my recovery. I was overwhelmed by the support I got online, which was more than in real life, so there has been some benefit to my online efforts!


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