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Are you stuck on that ‘hamsters wheel’, working harder and harder and spending less time doing what’s important like spending time with your family and creating memories together? Hopefully the poem below will give you some food for thought…..
Hamsters to Swans….
Is life as you live it getting you down
stuck on that hamsters wheel,
just running faster round and round
with no time to stop for a meal?
What is it that drives you to continue
When you really just want to jump off,
yet still you run faster along on the treadmill
and on the junk food continue to trough?
Well stop for a moment to consider
how best to live your life!
Take some time to ponder
how you can become a better lover, mother and wife.
Stop sinking low when you walk through the door,
at the end of each long gruelling day
and wake up to the concern on your poor husband’s face
at the length of time you’ve stayed away…
Because now is the time to live in the moment
and together remember long forgotten dreams.
So let old things go, discard all things abhorrent
and release any tears and overcome fears.
Now is the time to escape the ties and tethers of work,
which long strangled your creativity
and move quickly away from the caves where you’ve lurked,
to shine bright as you find true liberty.
Unveiling your talents and beauty from within
and letting yourself re-discover
those hidden truths and original sin,
that once long ago you shared with each other.
So now everyday you can laugh louder together,
enjoying sunshine days and memories anew,
finding time for yourself and each other
and doing all the things that lovers do….
These are the things you’ll both remember now and you can finally embrace flying high,
like two beautiful swans, true partners forever,
no longer letting life and happiness pass you by…..
By Wendy Hodgson February 2015