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Steven Ormsby
Steven Ormsby

My name is Steven Ormsby, I am originally from Fermanagh and am a nephew of the poet Frank Ormsby. I have lived and worked in Belfast now for 6 years. I write poetry to ease the stresses of the day and for my wife Sheena.

The Working Day by Steven Ormsby

Restless and consumed with dread I await the impending chimes
Soulless and unrelenting they torture my weary senses
Reluctant limbs melt away from the softness,
contact with the harsh floor shocks me into motion.

Natures' call is answered with rebellious eyes that defy the inevitable
A whoosh of icy reality sends my breath hurtling towards the heavens
Carefully pressed shirt and trousers donned, the imposing tie is
tightened, the noose of formality and correctness takes its merciless hold

Outside, the mischievous sun delights in my captivity
In these claustrophobic office walls it finds a powerful ally to combat my
sanity
The knowing keys beat a mournful tune on my computer ,
as the solemn clock makes a funeral procession of the hours.

The days end rides in like a triumphant warrior,
releasing the shackles and oppression that have bound my spirit.
The welcoming bosom of my once estranged settee provides solace,
though already swelling within the realisation that tomorrow brings but
more misery.


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