Struggling Artist,To Death Do Us Apart

God wakes me up to greet the morning,
I rebel, and roll over, and ask for ten more minutes.
My mind is souring with a thousand things to do,
before I can fly out the door.
To dogie paddle my way through a ocean of humanity,
to get to work on time.

At work I slave away most of my life,
at a hectic mundane job, to maintain my life.
I day dream,and I scheme,
about things I would like to create,paint and write.
To make this world a brighter, and more colorful place.

When I get done my job,
I feel like a dirty,tiered slob.
Like a hamster that just had a heart attack,
from spending all day running on his exercise wheel.

I kick off my work boot,like throwing off a pair of shackles,
I clean myself up.
Then I pray to God, for Him to jump start my battery,
to live my second life.
To create, write,and paint,
To make this world a more brighter,and more colorful place.

Written by Stephen J. Vattimo July 19 2010

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I wrote this poem,to express my personal struggle between working a mundane job,to be able to survive , living pay check to paycheck.
While pursing a second life as a Artist,Poet, Comedian,teacher.


poem, dream, work, battery, struggle, poet, surealworld, second life, creative writing, stephen j vattimo

Stephen J. Vattimo born 1965, in the Philadelphia area of the state of Pennsylvania.
Spent child hood in privet boarding school,due to hyper activity and not able to function in structure setting.
graduated from boarding school and attended regular public High school and graduated.
Served in the U.S. Military ,U.S. Army,Pa National Guard,Army reserves,Civil Air Patrol.
Artistically: Painter,Poet,Humorous short stories,commentator

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  • Calgacus
    Calgacusabout 4 years ago

    beautiful poem stephen, just how i feel many times

  • Mathew,

    It’s good to know I have a brother ,who is acquainted with my struggle.


    – Stephen J. Vattimo

  • Karen  Helgesen
    Karen Helgesenover 3 years ago

    Congratulations on your feature!

  • Karen,

    Thank you for featuring my poem,Struggling Artist,To Death Do Us Apart,on Living Christianity.
    Thank for your support,And to God be the glory.

    Thanks !


    – Stephen J. Vattimo

  • evon ski
    evon ski12 months ago

    Well thank God there is still a healthy current in that battery. So many of us relate to this struggle and heart’s desire. Congratulations Stephen this work is being featured.

  • Bootiewootsy
    Bootiewootsy5 months ago

  • sammygirl2635
    sammygirl26355 months ago

    Stephen Emotionally written poem that almost everyone can relate to in some form or another. You are not alone in these heartfelt feelings.

  • - nawroski -
    - nawroski -5 months ago

    Congratulations on your fabulous feature ~ really enjoyed reading your work.

    You can leave a reply here at the group forum if you wish.

  • Tere Troya
    Tere Troya4 months ago

    It´s a beautiful poem ! full of hope and wishes!

  • leapdaybride
    leapdaybride4 months ago

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