The problem with obsession is,it works!

The problem with obsession is it works.
The algebra, the laptop, the smartphone.
We get things done; we never ever shirk.

We are not those folk who lightly flirt.
We gnaw the problem till we find the bones
The problem with obsession is, it works!

But we if we do a wrong, we can’t forget
We huddle in  grey armchairs  while we groan
We feel deep scruples; can’t escape or shirk.

Our nature makes stuff easy to regret.
We look back at  our “careless” ways and   groan
The problem with obsession is, it hurts.

We tense our minds and bodies  in the murk
We  lash ourselves  with  blame that’s  overgrown
We get the jobs done; even pleasure’s work!

Remember that this life is just on loan
And like the boiling kettle steam, we’ll go.
The problem with obsession is, it works.
We get it done but what’s  that really worth?

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About Kate Thwaite

I love writing , conversation, art, wild flowers, music and air.And books
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2 Responses to The problem with obsession is,it works!

  1. Wow, Just wow, I am stunned. I loved it. Very nicely written. 🙂

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