Simply Existing

by Acoustic Odyssey   Mar 9, 2018

We lay claim to our humanity
but then...
why are everyday routines

Work starts after the 5th snooze
30 minutes mock your integrity
while you spike your coffee
with 2 shots of delirium

Misery sweats through pores
as that place beyond 5p.m.
becomes Mecca


Home is where the shackles are
one Netflix episode away from
5 years later
30 minutes until
And 2 shots of delirium coffee

Why dream of tomorrow,
when yesterday is safe?

Why live, when you can simply

*To exist is easy, but amazing experiences aren't meant to be obtained easily. Follow your dreams and live life!


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  • 3 years ago

    by Nee

    Oh my goodness, what a wonderful write!

    "Why dream of tomorrow,
    when yesterday is safe?

    Why live, when you can simply

    I LOVED these lines! I think, however, that I would've opted for "safer" not "safe." though I love it this way all the same.

    This is a brilliant piece of writing which tackles something not everyone knows how to discuss or write about.
    Very well done!

  • 3 years ago

    by Lost One

    You have an amazing insight with this piece.

  • 3 years ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    I love this 'thinky' piece! Yes it's a monotonous, robotic rat-race when you break it down, but we all find meaning it it somewhere and for many the 'dream' is to be happy and have a home, and the dreary work bit makes that possible. The real question I guess is what defines 'living' and 'existing' ... it's probably different for everyone.
    Well done for the poetic 'kick' :-) x

  • 3 years ago

    by Sudo Nim

    Love it! One of those great true poems where the reader almost feels like they wrote it

  • 3 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    What a perfect piece of poetry this is and one that had me gazing into my coffee rather guiltily, I must say...

    Take care,


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