Fatigue

Today my two feet threw in the towel, calling it quits
The grounded twins, without warning, robbed my wits

The left foot went east, the right foot veered west
The big toe in cahoots with little toe, set me a test

The heels and the foot tops both radiated pain upwards
Transmitting shivers of high voltage tingles, the dastards

The calves, dimpled knees and thighs crashed miserably caving
Groaning and moaning their collective overweight bearing

My hips and back proved no gentlemen either
Gleefully joined the gang and wouldn’t them, tether

The loner stomach, with a mind of its own, stayed apart
But ribs and collarbone corroborated pins n needles of pain darts

The neck engaged in balancing the head and the mighty mind
Became a rudderless weathervane, shifting gears driven by wind

The brain held a conference call with all the senses
And declared conclusively that fatigue had indeed set in

The luster of diamonds is invigorated by the interposition of darker bodies;
the lights of a picture are created by the shades; the highest pleasure which
nature has indulged to sensitive perception is that of rest after fatigue.
Samuel Johnson
1709-1784, British Author

Our fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration and resentment.
Dale Carnegie
1888-1955, American Author, Trainer

Nothing is so fatiguing as the eternal hanging on of an uncompleted task.
William James
1842-1910, American Psychologist, Professor, Author

Great is the power of habit. It teaches us to bear fatigue and to despise wounds and pain.
Marcus T. Cicero
c. 106-43 BC, Great Roman Orator, Politician

Men weary as much of not doing the things they want to do as of doing the things they do not want to do.
Eric Hoffer
1902-1983, American Author, Philosopher

When one is happy there is no time to be fatigued; being happy engrosses the whole attention.
Edward Frederic Benson
1867-1940, American Author

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