Asleep at the wheel

by Brenda   Feb 10, 2017


Do you ever feel like
you are just going
through the motions?
-
Our daily rituals
pretty much steeped
in sameness.
We rise, eat, slog our way
to work.
-
Parked at a desk, staring at a computer,
standing at a machine,
we are rote
in our ways
to the point of numbness...
Really just
asleep at the wheel...

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  • 1 year ago

    by Naughtymouse

    Hey Brenda - well I have to say that I love this piece, I is certainly relatable and you voice with it is really powerful. i can definitely identify with this, sometimes it does feel like life is one big groundhog day, day in day out, often when I get like this when i'm waiting for something to happen, like long term goals that kinda thing.

    Really love your word choice and structure in this write too!

    Love it.

    all the best

    Ben

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Ben, thank you so much. Some days are harder than others to deal with the grind.

  • 1 year ago

    by deeplydesturbed

    I am sorry Brenda!
    I have just seen this.. And WOW!!!
    What an honest magnificent piece! I often feel like im in a daze just sleeping through life..

    Well done!

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Thanks N, don't stress it. I totally know what you are saying, I too some times zone through life. Take care-

  • 1 year ago

    by Ren

    This is a great write!

    And absolutely terrifying to think about.

    I understand the need for routine in most life circumstances (such as...well...life)...but how tedious and zombie-like it becomes! Gives me anxiety on so many levels.

    You describe this perfectly...especially that last line...because unfortunately that is how many of us become...asleep at the wheel.

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Ren, thank you so much! It is so true how we just become numb from doing the same thing. Have you ever been driving and then realize you have gone miles and don't remember it? That is scary!

  • 1 year ago

    by Em

    This is excellent Brenda. Right now my life feels like this samey samey and robot like.. Though its never the four same walls because I've been to so many different hospitals. It's times like this I wish I could be back to the daily grind of work.
    Take care, Em

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Thank you Em. So many hospitals does not sound good at all! I agree, I would rather be at work too. Prayers and hugs for you!

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Yes, Brenda - I feel like this sometimes. I wonder if we are not becoming the same as the machines we stand by!
    Great write - all the best,

    Ben

    • 1 year ago

      by Brenda

      Ben, indeed! I am morphing into my desk and my computer is just going to open wide and poof, I am gone...thank you! I am glad you liked this.

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