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Rated: E · Poetry · Emotional · #1399875
An honest look back at my own life.
Striving to earn it
Making it to the top rung
Unbending, constant.

Driving myself on
Beyond health or family
Obsession and sleep

Laptop at night time
Phone calls in the car to work
Meals missed, coffee cold.

Hurrying to work
A morning like all others
Pain crushes my chest

Emergency room
Cold dread, death stands close by
This time walks away

Each morning reborn
Wife and children, here by me
Life in the slow lane. 
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