Aching muscles down to the bone
Mild headache beginning to form
Lacking sleep, can’t wait for sunset-
Drained of energy, with a beyond hopeless mindset-
Such is the profession of teaching for me.
It’s the kind of tired after an intense workout session
The kind that makes you fall back happily onto a soft cushion
The energy released during a basketball game
Or post dabka-dance training kinda pain…
It’s the kind of tired headache you get
From watching too many awesome movies on your TV set
Of living in a disconnected, different world temporarily
Where dreams and hopes are yet to be…
It’s the kind of tired sleepy when you’ve
Been up til late partyin’
Except my partying these days is prepping for topics,
Laboratories and trying to keep it relevant…
DRAINED OF ENERGY?
It’s the kind of tired no-more-energy in me
Because I gave it to 100 kids today so freely
Yet it simply takes a nap or a jog
To kick-start the energetic me…
It’s the kind of tired hopelessness
That I can find something as satisfying as this.
For every good day – positive adrenaline
For every bad day – determined adrenaline
For every adventure I have with my master key
Stealing moments in classrooms to pray within unseen…
It’s the kind of tired I’m happy to be.
Written Nov.6/13 while waiting for the bus.