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My appreciation Francis Crasto for allowing me to collaborate with you as your 'psychiatrist' on ‘A MAN UNDER STRESS’- A great sequel to your recent poem on your page ‘DIG DEEP’. Hello Francis, how are you today? Silly Question! A moment please, while I set this clock We charge by the hourly rate here You’re aware of that? Just checking ‘TESTY’ Breathe in...Out…in…out… Anytime you are ready dear
Talking about clocks Doc …Hate them every morning Beep Beep Beep, another broken sleep Tick Tock, after a night of booze I hit the snooze on the darn clock. Wondering who I am at the tick of 3am Thinking I better get to work or I'll get docked a dime Can't wait till knock off time So I can grab some ‘grub’ and hit the Pub drink some booze and start rambling with the blokies Sink and lose after gambling on the pokies!
It’s a bit dark in here Don’t mind me … just turning on this light Do carry on please
Too many lights, I feel like fainting I just might with this picture I'm painting When I get home… I think where did it go? Ohhh! I've got a rough sore throat and vertigo Ears are itching, pain and stitching, as I'm thinking I'm getting old, I need a massage got a sore back Got an urge for my bowels to act!
Do you think you can hold on a bit? Still goes on the clock you know
I'm just a modern man under stress looking to indulge, just to forget I need a dozen cans and some hot wild sex
Go to Kings Cross where there’s plenty of that
Just to forget ~ just to forget Need to relax, just need a rest ~ but just can't sleep Feeling homicidal, feeling suicidal ~ emotions run deep Ohhh dear! My arm's gone to sleep!
There, there …Not long now THANK YOU GOD!
Feel the need to stretch my feet Just need a rest, but feel rough in the chest Body is burning and I'm thirsty with chills always working, but can't pay the bills A new day is dawning, but I'm still yawning
Well… yes I can see that…
Can someone lend me some money, so I can spend some money? I'd better earn some money, so I can burn some money I'm just a teary eyed joke with a fear of going broke!
Just as well I ran your credit card through before you started the session
Just need to relax a bit and take a laxative The cramping and spasms are prominent But all this aside I feel confident If I could just get past these impediments That's my plan, under duress Cause I'M A MAN UNDER STRESS!
Indeed you are Francis This may take many sessions There’s that clock Thank you for your visit Same time next week? *Grub is slang for food or a meal

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018




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Date: 3/31/2021 3:32:00 AM
just excellent and stupendous poem penned; greatly enjoyed I
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Date: 6/1/2019 7:13:00 AM
I read not just a poem. I visualised every word of it . I felt the pain of the man, viewed the setting and I should say I didn't like the therapist. Huh... I felt all that happening... Happening here... Right infront of me.
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Date: 5/28/2019 9:57:00 PM
Hey Maria! Just saw this one and wanted to say: "poor guy", "insensitive therapist" and "great poem". I enjoyed it so much. It was like watching an excerpt from a play and now I'm wondering what that "man under stress" is going to do next. It's the beginning of a mystery.....
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Date: 4/22/2019 11:36:00 AM
Hmmm... I feel this poem, I have been in such condition severally. Well written ma. i read it before but the love of it brought me back.
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Date: 4/28/2019 2:00:00 PM
Yes, ma... I have severely and severally, In all, God saw me through.
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Maria Williams
Date: 4/24/2019 2:03:00 AM
Thats not good to see Charles. Thank you for the return visit and comment. I'm sorry that you have been in this predicament though.....Maria Hugs
Date: 4/5/2019 2:40:00 PM
Unique arrangement, plus, simple enough for an average reader. Great work ma.
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Date: 4/6/2019 4:50:00 AM
Thank you Charles, that is very kind of you to leave a comment. Glad you enjoyed it....Maria Hugs
Date: 12/12/2018 6:45:00 AM
Hi Maria, it is a beautiful dialogue, Apart from this wonderful writing , you way of arranging and stlye is also unique. that make me read it. well doen
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Date: 12/6/2018 6:36:00 AM
As i sit and read this awesome poetry, i'm taken on a journey, like an act in a play, where the dialogue is just so wonderful,,excellent rendition both of you..and thanks for posting this...
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Date: 11/17/2018 5:47:00 PM
Hello Maria,Francis both of you great job. I feel the stress and can relate to your poem. Good job!
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Date: 11/16/2018 10:11:00 PM
A brilliant piece of searing sardonic drama, Maria. It expresses more strikingly and effectively, much of what I tried to cover rather more pedantically in my poem ‘Dark Alliance’. I am very impressed.
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Date: 11/8/2018 1:22:00 PM
Hello \Maria,Francis, you both did a great job on this poem. I really felt the stress. Have a nice day my friends.
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Date: 11/5/2018 12:28:00 PM
I truly enjoyed reading this wonderful poem of yours, it was really interesting and and simply a joy to read, many congratulations on your poem being chosen as POTD, good luck and have a really nice day
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Date: 11/3/2018 9:11:00 PM
This is so clever and entertaining. Great imagination. Another FAV for sure~
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Date: 10/30/2018 10:31:00 PM
Such wonderful verses, too hard to choose a fav. But this poem is a fav for sure. Wonderful write both of you...and congratulations on the creation of this beautiful collaboration...Loved it! Charlie
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Date: 10/30/2018 3:14:00 PM
I enjoyed this a lot. Great job, guys.
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Date: 10/29/2018 1:54:00 PM
A unique collab, very well crafted dear writers...but of course, with Maria Williams at the helm...love & light, my dear friend...you always have something up your sleeve or dress lol...^WW^
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Date: 10/29/2018 8:22:00 AM
Such a very creative write Maria! Congratulations to you and Francis on this wonderfully clever collaboration!! ~Judy
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Date: 10/29/2018 7:32:00 AM
Delightful poem depicting every day life with joy and courage ! I have enjoyed the inventive dialogues dearest, Maria!
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Date: 10/29/2018 4:00:00 AM
A harsh mundane reality rendered into a poetic piece of work by a dear talented poetess Maria in collaboration with our fellow poet Francis.. as a reader I have attentively read and listened to a man under stress seeking an art of listening and emotional cure and relief while the Psy is busy with "sessions, clock and credit card"! A heartfelt wonderful write! Always a great pleasure to read your work of art dear Maria.. pleased to read your poetry Francis. My warmest wishes. Stay blessed always.
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Date: 10/28/2018 7:22:00 PM
Wow..such a long one..lol..I've got drunk reading it lol. Ni e piece ?
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Maria Williams
Date: 11/2/2018 1:41:00 AM
Thanks Martin, truly appreciate the visit and comment....Maria hugs
Date: 10/28/2018 1:33:00 PM
I enjoyed reading about this therapy session..quite realistic enactment of the scene in doctor's office. Well done, Maria and Francis.
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Maria Williams
Date: 10/28/2018 6:12:00 PM
Thanks Vijay, Lol, so glad you enjoyed it. Thanks always for the support my friend....Maria hugs
Date: 10/28/2018 12:04:00 PM
Enjoyed the originality which oozes out of this co-written work...well done Maria & Francis. A stressing experience for a freshly graduated 'psychiatrist' :) Regards // paul
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Maria Williams
Date: 10/28/2018 6:15:00 PM
Yes Paul, early days, it can get a bit daunting, Lol. Thanks for your astute comment my dear friend, so good to see you. How are you? Haven't been much on PS lately, but looking forward to catching up soon on all your brilliant poems. Take care....Maria hugs
Date: 10/28/2018 11:11:00 AM
Time is money...An entertaining one indeed...I like it...All the best Maria
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Maria Williams
Date: 10/28/2018 6:16:00 PM
It sure is. Nice to see you Arturo, thanks my friend always for your support and comments.....Maria hugs
Date: 10/28/2018 9:49:00 AM
Enjoyed this one, sounds like me before I retired lol. Great collaboration Maria and Francis. Tom
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Maria Williams
Date: 10/28/2018 6:19:00 PM
Lol, I cannot imagine you ever getting stressed Tom. Did you get my last email? Hope things are good now? Take care my friend and thanks always for the visits and support....Maria hugs