I loved my work
till it was more of a passion
and not any routine.
I contributed daily
to help the team
meet our corporate goals.
But good work was not valued
often was treated as cheap dirt
triggering acute dissatisfaction.
My work-life-imbalance whirled
my family’s strong foundation,
causing unhappiness everywhere.
My seniors schemed and tossed my role
eventually taking its toll
until I could take it no more.
I quit my 12-12 routine
and here I am having fun
learning to write a Triversen.
*** This poem is currently participating at the Triversen contest (@robertleebrewer). A triversen is an 18-line, poetic form developed by Sir William Carlos Williams. The Triversen rules include:
- Each stanza equals one sentence.
- Each sentence/stanza breaks into 3 lines (each line is a separate phrase in the sentence).
- There is a variable foot of 2-4 beats per line.
- The poem as a whole should add up to 18 lines (or 6 stanzas).