My Routine

My Routine

A Poem by Con Campbell
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I like doing things the same way. Change doesn’t scare me, but I’m aware of its power to make us forget ourselves. I feel like we all gravitate towards a routine, I believe they define us.

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My Routine

I like doing things the same way. Change doesn’t scare me, but I’m aware of its power to make us forget ourselves. Some people find comfort in hobbies and structure, others in drinking and promiscuity. I feel like we all gravitate towards a routine, I believe they define us. It can show the world the things we cherish most, and just as much, can reveal the thing we’re scared of most.

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I find comfort in the routine,

I don't feel green, nothing kept unseen.

Outside, you may think me fifteen,

But then, what? I'm happy.

 

I find comfort in the routine,

My life is not a smokescreen.

You may think me porcine,

But I don't care. I'm happy.

 

I find comfort in the routine,

Why is it so wrong to be different?

I feel I'm surrounded by philistine,

Salt in a sea of tourmaline.

 

I mean, I prefer the routine,

I guess I can do something different.

It's really not an unforeseen,

Would you be happier with me indifferent?

 

Maybe I'm made of plasticine,

Something pliable and soft.

Things change, a slot machine,

Invading a peaceful croft.

 

I do find comfort in the routine,

Please don't take it away from me.

I'm the fabric to the sewing machine,

The green, blue, red to the rupee.

 

I miss my routine,

I don't like what I've become.

I'm pristine, way too clean

and I hate feeling numb.

 

Life gives us so little,

Why not hold on to what’s ours?

All we need is something to whittle,

A canvas to paint for hours.

 

 

 

 

© 2018 Con Campbell


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Your note about routine make me think if you are in autistic spectrum. But even normal people have autistic patterns what they follow to keep them sane and save. I like your minimalistic lines and good precise work with words. Poem itself give impression very strong believe and honesty.

Posted 11 Months Ago


this is great, I love that you show who you are so clearly. I love when things change because I feel board when things stay the same, but I'm not at all offended when people aren't like me, which is good cause most people aren't at all like me, powerful piece, I'll save it

Posted 1 Year Ago


I really enjoyed the development of the first line. If felt much more narrative than some poems and compelled me to read on. The rhyme scheme through me off at the end because all of the other first lines were very similar so the last stanza stand out to me.

Posted 1 Year Ago



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Added on August 29, 2018
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Tags: routine, poem, poetry, quatrain, comfort, philosophy

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Con Campbell
Con Campbell

Hull, Yorkshire, United Kingdom



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I believe that the best writing is supposed to be raw; it's meant to be an accurate representation of what's inside of us. It conveys our darkest depths and our brightest heights. I expose myself .. more..

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