Rest Easy (tag poem unedited)
Work weary and teary eyed, waiting
for the big break, a slow day, some pay back
Afraid to love without hesitating
Tensed and always prepared for the attack...
Strangling on the words that might do magic
when all else, including prayers have failed.
Weighing misery against the tragic-
feeling guilty once self pity's sailed.
Karmic incantations make me wary
going round takes years before returning.
Dreams go up in smoke in easy flurries;
hearts ache before heads have lost their yearning.
Rest is for the innocent and carefree
able to close down and hear their sighs-
not a task so simple for the likes of me...
nightmares wait upon my closing eyes.
So please rest easy when you have the chance
take your reverie while yet you may,
life is incident and circumstance
tomorrow rests on easy yesterdays.