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Poem: The Hamster Wheel

I've been on a hamster wheel lately.  
One foot in front of the other is the only way to be. 
Stop & smell the flowers is the advice I'm given, 
can't you see? I'm trying, I'm trying. There are boxes to be chequed, i 's to be dotted, T's to be crossed. 
Who's going to do it if it ain't me!? 

Live simply
Live happily 

I repeat to myself, 
The melodrama & the rhythmic chanting takes over 

"Live simply 
Live happily "

Can't you see? 
I'm trying, I'm trying 

Let me off, I want to get off. 
I'm not a hamster, I don't need the wheel. These two feet will take me as far as I want to go. 

I don't live simply - though I try.. 
but I certainly live happily. 

Happily, 
putting one feet in front of the other. 

Breathe. Stop. Think


REPEAT. 



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