I could not say “Enough is enough!”

I never said enough is enough

I tried to wade through waters rough

Thinking someone would recognize my dedication

Turns out I was wrong in my estimation

The more I bent, the more load was placed

Until a distinct possibility of burnout I faced

I tried to protest but powers above drowned my voice

I could not change anything, I wasn’t given a choice

There were no incentives in store for me

To keep slogging was supposedly my moral duty

I was afraid to ask for my due because I had learnt

To play it safe, dabbling in fire could get me burnt

In the uncertain, volatile state the world was in

I kept choosing stability, even as my patience wore thin..


When I snapped, I just broke completely

And that made matters even worse for me

Now I had to suffer the ignominy of a label

That I was an employee weak, I was unable

To deal with stress in a manner constructive

Despite being prolifically productive


I wish I could say I moved to a better place

But sometimes life just makes you continue to face

The challenges you find the hardest to overcome

Eventually you adapt to the stress and become

Burnished by all the friction, acquire a gloss

You’ve finally found a win in your loss

That is what has happened to me, I confess

I’ve learnt to manage my workload, and that’s a success

Published by iheart11

A 30-something year old woman, physician by profession, fiercely passionate about work, family, travel and fashion..

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