Golden Parachutes

Golden Parachutes

On Monday mornings I wake up with dread.
My heart is pounding, gut heavy with rocks,
Exploding pressure cooker in my head…
Bracing for chaos as I punch the clock.

Mountains of emails and telephone calls,
Dealing with problems and bad attitudes.
I’m losing all patience, hitting the wall…
I’d like just one moment of solitude.

The week is endless, no relief in sight.
Day after day, corporate misery.
No golden parachutes and no stock rights…
Retirement seems to have eluded me.

My nerves are frazzled and my brain is numb…
Wondering if Friday will ever come.

Colleen Keller Breuning © 2021
February 26, 2021

Ecrits Blogophilia Week 51.13 Topic: I’ll Have Just One 
Hard Bonus (2 points): Reference a Sesame Street Character (Frazzle)
Easy Bonus (1 Point): Mention a Cooking Disaster (Exploding Pressure Cooker)

This Week’s pic

Secret Phrase Guesses:

1.  Dream Land
2.  Clouds in my coffee
3.  Stairway to Heaven
4.  Jacob’s Ladder
5.  Fluffy Pink Clouds
6.  Head In the Clouds
7.  On Cloud Nine
8.  Cotton Candy Cloud
9.  Field of Dreams and Lavender
10. Sweet Dreams are Made of This

Topic:  Tyler   Pic:  Jessica


  1. I always love to read your words, you have the way of expressing not only what you feel, but what so many others do as well.

    1. I have an end date in mind…. really trying to make it until then. I’ll always do some type of work, even if just some part-time gig. 45-50 hour weeks are very difficult at this point in my life.

  2. I know that feeling so well Colleen, I pray you find retirement soon. It is a blessing. ((Hugs))

    1. Thank you my friend…I often think of you and how relieved you must feel. By the end of the week I’m exhausted between the stress and very long days. Looking forward to more time with my grand babies when that day comes! ❤

      1. Yes, I was in the same boat. I love spending time with my Goddaughter and her little brother those are my happy times now. xo

  3. tylermyrth72 says:

    Hopefully you will find a path

    1. Me too! Just taking things one day at a time and doing my absolute best. That’s really all we can do. 😛

  4. Keep focused on those Fridays. 8 points Earthling

    1. I sure will – I’m living that song “Working for the Weekend!” Thanks Marvin!

  5. bugsiboo33 says:

    This is amazing, and oh how I feel it. Love your words, Lady ❤

  6. Michael Todd says:

    This past Friday afternoon, after six days of inventory, I declared this weekend, a vacation.
    … It rained.

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