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Idle hands = Death

16 Dec

Callused hands

from a blistered mind,

in overdrive

working overtime.

So naturally

it comes to me,

like a cruising ship

takes to the sea.

But when it drifts

back to the shore,

brings my biggest fear

of being bored.

Creating images

inside my head,

until the day

I wake up dead.

For if I don’t

my brain gets weak,

looking for comfort

in the drugs I seek.

My sober mind

needs stimulation,

as to be kept from

dark isolation.

So in conclusion

or in summary,

I’ll work my hands

until they bleed…

 

 

Β© 2017 Joseph Emerson WhatsInsideAMadmansHat.com

 
29 Comments

Posted by on December 16, 2017 in Mental Health, poetry, writing

 

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29 responses to “Idle hands = Death

  1. quercuscommunity

    December 16, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    It is a good sentiment – I worry that I’ll start to rust if I don’t keep going. πŸ™‚

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    • Joseph Emerson

      December 16, 2017 at 7:01 pm

      Yessir. I’m a director at an assisted living facility and that’s the greatest advice they give me.. they say “if you want to do it, do it now because you’ll end up old with money and no energy to use it”

      Liked by 3 people

       
  2. slowpoke1977

    December 16, 2017 at 8:59 pm

    “Until the day I wake up dead” that is deep!

    Liked by 3 people

     
  3. jedi dad

    December 16, 2017 at 11:25 pm

    Great write.

    Liked by 3 people

     
  4. jedi dad

    December 16, 2017 at 11:29 pm

    I love the line β€œMy sober mind
    needs stimulation,
    as to be kept from
    dark isolation.”

    Liked by 3 people

     
    • Joseph Emerson

      December 17, 2017 at 6:14 am

      Thanks again 😁 and thank you for stopping by and reading. 🀘

      Liked by 2 people

       
      • jedi dad

        December 17, 2017 at 6:16 am

        Thanks for writing and sharing.

        Liked by 2 people

         
  5. Aman Thakur

    December 17, 2017 at 1:56 am

    nice

    Liked by 2 people

     
  6. *takenofake*

    December 17, 2017 at 2:52 am

    I like this so much: “Work my hands / until they bleed”. I guess that’s a metaphor that can also be assigned to one’s ability to use their brain for thinking πŸ™‚

    Great post, Joseph

    Liked by 3 people

     
    • Joseph Emerson

      December 17, 2017 at 6:17 am

      Thank you so much. Very true, nobody uses their brain anymore… Not for good anyway

      Liked by 2 people

       
  7. *takenofake*

    December 17, 2017 at 6:24 am

    😊

    Liked by 1 person

     
  8. theorangutanlibrarian

    December 17, 2017 at 1:53 pm

    Amazing poem!

    Liked by 2 people

     
  9. RhapsodyBoheme

    December 17, 2017 at 9:29 pm

    Powerful and thought provoking

    Liked by 2 people

     
    • Joseph Emerson

      December 17, 2017 at 9:30 pm

      Thank you so much! Thank you for reading. Means a lot πŸ™‚

      Liked by 2 people

       
      • RhapsodyBoheme

        December 17, 2017 at 9:31 pm

        Of course, don’t always get around to it right away but will always catch up πŸ˜‰

        Liked by 2 people

         
      • Joseph Emerson

        December 17, 2017 at 9:32 pm

        I hear ya on that. So many good sites.. I get through eventually. lol

        Liked by 2 people

         
      • RhapsodyBoheme

        December 18, 2017 at 1:46 am

        Haha, me too. I hope πŸ™‚ Thanks for your patience

        Liked by 2 people

         
  10. Festenstein

    December 18, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    Wonderful poem

    Liked by 2 people

     
    • Joseph Emerson

      December 18, 2017 at 12:46 pm

      Thank you so much for stopping by, reading, liking and following. Means a lot. I’ll be stopping by soon to check out your site…

      Like

       
  11. chrisnelson61

    January 13, 2018 at 9:09 am

    brings my biggest fear
    of being bored.
    Exactly.

    Liked by 1 person

     
    • Joseph Emerson

      January 13, 2018 at 9:16 am

      Glad you like it. Means a lot. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading. I really appreciate the time and interest.

      Liked by 1 person

       

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