Sunday, March 20, 2011

of ants and financial freedom





you wake up
go to work
like ants
scurrying towards
a nest
where the
queen
sits to
relax and drink
on a day's work

we look
at life
through
lenses
blurry
from media
advertising
and
consumerism
and
you head on
to the next
big thing
with the words
marked bold
in red
SALE

only to look
back
at your
purse
which was
full awhile
ago
now almost
empty
save for
a few coins
just enough
for bus fare

and so you go
like an ant
scurrying
back home
to sleep
and slumber
only to wake
up
tomorrow
to again
work

until
you have
gone
through life
wondering
if you
have ever lived
or if
you have
just
missed out
the chance
to be the
queen
sitting
on a throne
relaxing
with money
as your slave
and
you
financially

free









3 comments:

lane said...

Parang relate na reelate lang naman ako sa post mo.. heehee

Queen lane

Doug Stephens said...

I liked this. I know I sometimes feel like a slave to my job.

The Young Book Collector said...

I really liked that poem, it communicated a great message about "everyday" people trying to stay above water.
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