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Monday’s Lament, Pre-Dawn

07 Jan

It’s Monday still dark and so chill

And yet I must summon the will

To quit my bleak talk

And shoulder the rock

and push it on back up the hill.

we're all sisyphus

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Posted by on January 7, 2013 in Uncategorized

 

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8 responses to “Monday’s Lament, Pre-Dawn

  1. Gwen P. Straub

    January 7, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    I feel real lucky after reading this

     
  2. Bill Sheehan

    January 7, 2013 at 3:44 pm

    Yes it’s true, it’s a morning to shiver,
    Time to rise and to stand and deliver,
    Pushing boulders up hill
    May be wearisome, still,
    It beats eagles consuming your liver.

    (It could always be worse. You could be Prometheus.)

     
    • Terry Marotta

      January 7, 2013 at 4:22 pm

      Ah so witty! I was thinking of that poor guy and his liver too!
      Somerville High baby!

       
      • Bill Sheehan

        January 7, 2013 at 4:32 pm

        What can I say? I had a great English teacher.

         
      • Terry Marotta

        January 8, 2013 at 10:07 am

        I was young and green but how I loved the teaching of English! Teaching all you guys. On my headstone I’ve often thought they should write “She Should Have Stayed in the Classroom.” Thanks, Bill Sheehan, fourth seat, second row in from the windows but the credit for this is all yours. :-)

         
  3. Chris Noble

    January 7, 2013 at 5:16 pm

    Motivation and discipline are interesting. I am starting to realize that a big part of both of them is visualizing the positive future benefits of the discipline in the here and now, and putting aside the visualization of the negative experiences of the discipline itself. So put the “dark”, “chill”, “summon the will”, “quit”, “bleak”, “rock”, “push it on back up the hill” and all those other downers in a tidy pile on the side of the road, say goodbye to them, and write a limerick full of positive images of where you will be after you got up early, did what needed to get done, and then are enjoying where it got you!

     
  4. Terry Marotta

    January 7, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    Ah Chris this is so wise. I just finished composing tomorrow’s piece, a kind of confessional wallow, but maybe Wednesday’s I can take in and try on what you say here. Thanks so much~!

     

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