Saturday, February 23, 2008


Today I feel heavy,
fat with responsibility.
Work expectations,
family relations,
financial obligations--
weights on my chest.
I can't breathe.
I remember when I was lighter,
how eager I was to "grow up."
I had no idea it would feel so

Today is a difficult day. A blue, poetry day. I've never written a poem before, so this is probably crap. Nevertheless...


Mes Deux Cents said...

Hi Tami,

There is no such thing as a "crap" poem so long as you are expressing how you feel.

I can relate to what you're saying. It's amazing how much hope we feel every single day when we are younger.

Those days are replaced by cold reality as we get older.

My solution would be to do something wonderfully spontaneous!

g-e-m2001 said...

Girl just go with the feeling. February has generally been a bad month period and I will be happy to see the end of it.

Practice in some extreme self care.

MDC is right go do something just for you.

SheCodes said...

ITA with MDC. If it comes from the heart, then it isn't crap... IT'S TRUTH! And truth is the most precious thing in the world that we have.

Call me if you'd like to talk.

Attorneymom said...

I feel the same way as you. In fact, I have been feeling like this for the past 4 months. That is why my blog is crap. I have lost my voice. I want it back.

Tami said...

Thanks guys, for all your support. I have to say, for all the angst my blog sometimes brings, I don't think I could ever give it up, because I really do value the new relationships with all of you that it has given me. I understand the virtual nature of online friendships, but no one can tell me that the support I get from my blog sisters ain't real.

g-e-m2001 said...


You blog is not crap. You haven't lost your voice. It is still there.
Blogging ain't easy. It looks that way, but it is work and it is okay to put it on cruise control as well. You also can walk away for a while. it will still be there when you come back.

You don't have to be invincible or super woman. It shouldn't be as hard as we try to make it.

SheCodes said...

Gina is right, Attorneymom. If your blog was crap, we wouldn't be coming to it everyday.

We all have our seasons of strength and our seasons of reflection and retreat. We're women, we understand! We aren't going anywhere. I wish there was a way to send a hug online.


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