Friday, 19 March 2010

End Of The Working Week

A Coping Strategy

Another week has now gone west;
and yes, for many, Friday's best.
So cast aside remnants of gloom,
let enjoyment have some room!

Though Saturday and Sunday too
may both slip by sans much ado
and Monday, sure as eggs is eggs,
will make you feel you've hit the dregs.

Where's the high life? Where's the fun?
Another work day week's begun!
Before we know it, time slips by.
Goodness, how the hours fly

as weeks and months turn into years.
But then, a novel thought appears.
Live in the NOW, no 'fore or after,
just enjoy the present laughter!

This attitude is guaranteed
to give you all the strength you need
to face the challenge of each day
and soldier onwards, come what may!

29 comments:

  1. A commendable sentiment - and the poem was pretty commendably constructed, too! Well done.

    ReplyDelete
  2. soldier on? who do you think you are kidding;
    Rhyming, blogging, eating eggs, growing horns and a shaggy hairdo is all you do. Remnants of gloom? Not here, missus.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hi Jinksy

    heaven on earth I believe Jinksy - as above so below....

    ..and enjoy your writing too...

    happy days

    ReplyDelete
  4. Tut Tut! Pinchin' odd bits of the Bard, now innit?
    (And even as I write that, I realise I am inviting a JinksyRotort . . .)

    ReplyDelete
  5. Rotort is probably right. Doc ..If I’d pinched any bits, I’d have hoped to remember doing so... memory remains blank, as I ain't not never pinched nobody...

    PS - Think you're making much ado about nothing, sans justification...

    ReplyDelete
  6. great start to the day! thanks!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Is "eggs is eggs" a saying or did you invent it for this piece?

    ReplyDelete
  8. Wonderful poem, Jinksy. It sums it all up quite skillfully. As I like to say, take care of this moment, and you take care of all time.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Very true and we all need reminding from time to time. Have a lovely now.

    ReplyDelete
  10. superb poem jinksy - you nailed this whole piece! steven

    ReplyDelete
  11. Great reminder to enjoy the now and live in the present. I think people who work sometimes fall into the doldrums and habits of wanting the next day, the next raise, the next vacation.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Hi Jinxy. Dan Gurney sent me over to read your poem. Oh yeah. One thing we do for each other here in the blog world is remind each other of all the things that are so easy to forget. Thanks!!

    ReplyDelete
  13. retirees like me have none of the worries in that poem

    ReplyDelete
  14. Laughter is, indeed, a present.

    (I don't know if that was your intent with that phrase, but that's how I like to think of it, so that's how I took it.)

    ReplyDelete
  15. Hello Jinksy,

    I shall endeavour to take this advice. Thanks for the smile.

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hope you have a long satisfying weekend, Jinksy!

    ReplyDelete
  17. A nice poem, Jinsky. True, time flies away just like that. Modays are always dissapointing - a friend of mine thinks Monday is a Tuesday and that way he finds it easy to deal with Monday blues.

    ReplyDelete
  18. Wonderful academic story from (I think) Laurie Taylor in the Times Higher Educational Supplement.
    "I couldn't possibly lecture on a Wednesday morning! That would ruin both weekends!"
    That's one way of dealing with Monday blues!!

    ReplyDelete
  19. This poem reminds me of a poem I memorized as a kid. It goes something like this: Oh busy, curious...(something) fly come drink with me come drink with my. Freely welcome to my cup couldst thy drink and drink it up. Make the most of life you may for life is short and slips away. Thine's a summer, mine no more though repeated to four score. Jinksy, I think your poem and this are saying the same thing: Make the most of the moments Now.

    ReplyDelete
  20. Oh, I know that feeling of Sundayitis only too well. Thankfully, I've left that all behind me now though.

    Nice end of the 'working' week poem.

    ReplyDelete
  21. Doing a spot of soldiering on with my back at the moment, Jinksy - but just popped up to say hello and to have a little smile at your poem. Am only spending a few minutes on the computer each day - advice of physio - but did enjoy my visit, as always.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Just loved it!!!

    a great rest of the weekend to you Jinksy :)

    ReplyDelete
  23. What a wonderfully upbeat, and encouraging poem...a little philosophy in rhyme...is good for the soul...all the time!!! Thanks for the big, big smiles, dearest Jinks! Have a wonderful weekend! Love you much! Janine XO

    ReplyDelete
  24. Excellent! I can so relate now that I am working fulltime. Oh how I wish I could really live in the now!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Enjoyed your poem especially its meaning, have a great weekend......(I am so glad I am retired and can enjoy each day now and not have to wait for weekends)......:-) Hugs

    ReplyDelete
  26. Love the admonishment, but especially is eggs is eggs.

    ReplyDelete
  27. Here, here and I'll take my eggs is eggs as an omelette, please.

    ReplyDelete
  28. Great sentiment. Live in the now. Great upbeat poem.

    ReplyDelete

Curiosity Cats can leave a whisker here...but not before noting, please, that I choose to have an award free, tag free, meme free blog. But by all means, talk to me by email - I love to 'chat'...