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The Duality of Day Jobs

The absurdity of a creative soul in a capitalist society

By Natasja RosePublished 3 months ago Updated 3 months ago 1 min read
The Duality of Day Jobs
Photo by Aaron Burden on Unsplash

There once was a young lady author

(“young”… she had to stifle her laughter!)

But she had bills to pay

So a job consumed her day

And writing was pushed back until after.

By Elisa Ventur on Unsplash

Snuck this in right before the deadline…

There is nothing more absurd than the fact that humans, who poured all our stats into community, and were creating art before we created sophisticated tools more complex than big sticks or rocks, are forced to put those creative traits aside to earn a living in corporate jobs, leaving little to no time for the activities we enjoy most.

It’s ludicrous, I tell you!

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About the Creator

Natasja Rose

I've been writing since I learned how, but those have been lost and will never see daylight (I hope).

I'm an Indie Author, with 30+ books published.

I live in Sydney, Australia

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  • Sonia Heidi Unruh2 months ago

    SO true! Writing is usually the thing I do when I'm supposed to be doing something else. Well done, well done!

  • Leslie Writes3 months ago

    You are singing my song. I have been thinking about this a lot lately. Spot on and well crafted limerick!

  • Mariann Carroll3 months ago

    I feel you 😔

  • Kendall Defoe3 months ago

    A very familiar story... Well done...and tell us more! ;)

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