Welcome to Four Lines! I have a goal I would like to write at least four lines of poetry or a haiku every day for the rest of my life. I'm excited about this challenge! Also, along with my daily poem, I will be reading at least four lines of another author's poetry. I'll try to include that here also. So I'm thinking - how difficult can it be to read and then write one poem a day? We will see! - Claudia

All poems on this blog, unless noted, are written by Claudia Callaghan.
© 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 Claudia Callaghan
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Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Working people,
all our lives working people,
now laid off, 
trying to stay positive,
usually staying positive,
but sometimes... 
worrying creeps in....

Working people,
all our lives working people,
worrying about money,
survival things,
like food,
mortgage or rent,
electricity, water.

Working people,
all our lives working people,
worrying about money,
parental things,
like nutritious food, clothing,
a home, health insurance,
and perhaps,
piano lessons,
hockey uniforms,
ballet classes for
our children.

Working people,
all our lives working people,
worrying about worrying 
in front of our children.

Working people,
all our lives working people,
worrying about money,
the key things,
like getting a job,
sending out resumes,
is my resume good enough?
interviewing,
sounding confident,
what should I wear
to get this job?
will the salary support
my family?
how long till I find a job?
should I accept any job or
a job that right for me?

Working people,
all our lives working people,
worrying about money,
intangible things,
like happiness, 
maintaining confidence,
giving up,
fear.

Working people,
all our lives working people,
we keep going,
one step at a time,
one step, another step,
another step,
walking, walking faster,
jogging...
and then...
we kick the worrying out.



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