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Lets Build A Campfire Together

Updated on March 19, 2012

I Am Sure We Can Do It

When I am all stressed I usually try to use logic to figure it out

Not this time

I turn to what I know and what are all the facts

Now realizing that I am back to square one

I just did a full cirlce boy wasn't that fun

Let me try a different approach

Let me start off with the good and see where it takes me

I love having a job

I like doing my job the best I can

I have only minor stresses and when I am at work I have learned how to deal with them

In some of the most creative ways

When I come home I leave work and every coworker far behind

I have a schedule that works for me

I get paid handsomely for the job that I do faithfully

Day after day

Now lets look a little closer

I come to work to work when everyone else wants to go home

I take pride in my work

For the other workers it is a job to do no matter how good

The easier they can do their job and the less they have to do is always better

Raises come for all those who are numb

My work represents me

They neither see or understand what I am talking about

Age doesn't matter and I was trained to do my job a certain way

The people who trained me I looked up to with the utmost respect

Co workers have not put the time and effort in anything to make any proper decisions

They have no rights to do or say what they do

Why don't I see it like they do ?

They are born experts and know more than what years of experience has taught me

When you show them something and tell them how to do it

They instantly think they have found the way and they tell you it was their idea

Out numbered and backed in a corner

I have thought of a different approach

Let me take everything I have learned

Burn it in a pile a mile high

The fire will burn for hours and the smoke will irritate their pretty little eyes

The heat will make them sweat and the blazing fire will scare them half to death

As if that wasn't enough

I will have accomplished one thing

I can act as dumb as some of you and have no clue

I can walk away when you need the help the most

I can sit close by and watch you choke on the smoke

Each breath gasping for air

I can say things like I don't care

I didn't see you there

I have to go and I have plans don't you know

Now I have seen everything

All my years of work and all my accomplishments

That I thought I knew

Didn't mean a damn thing

Apparently I just don't understand

As I watch right before my eyes

Everything I know turn to ash

Then turn dark black and slowly disappear

Does that make me smart as you ?

Can I know call myself an expert and pat myself on the back repeatedly ?

Does that give me bragging rights ?

Next week I can call in sick because I don't feel good

I can come in late with no reason or explanation

When I am busy I can leave to go the bathroom and disappear without a care

This new way of thinking is so different it makes me ill

I wonder if I can get a tetnus for it and I will be safe for years to come

The doctor said I might still suffer from a few side affects

I keep my eyes closed and only open them when my cell phone rings

I am hearing impaired and you can talk and I don't hear you

Unless it is time for a break and then I forget to come back

I whisper instead of talk

I talk instead of listen

Then think nothing of wasting what I don't need

Now I can complain and practice moaning every day when I come to work

Why didn't I see it before

All their talents and skills are hidden deep beneath the surface

Their conversation skills are non exsistent

Maybe I have spring fever and that is why I write this story

Leave it up to chance or dumb luck

I think I am too smart to see I am aggrivated by incompetence and poor manners

Too level headed to judge and find fault

There must be a secret code that I haven't learned how to crack

Back to the combination I go

Turning and spinning the dial round and round

Where she stops God only knows

All I can say is that God has one heck of a sense of humor

Watching me suffer and be challanged by the unknown

Just when I thought life got easier I found something different

Like a pie inbetween my eyes

Mmm is it blueberry or apple ?

I must of had it coming and what I did must of been something real awful

If you tell me I am sure I will not do it again

I think you want to watch me scratch my head and stay puzzled

Can you give me a bannana at least I will have a treat ?

Then I can jump up and down and hang upside down

Blend in with the rest of them

With every memory erased

Start fresh so silly so sad


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick I am flattered.I am trying to use my two sense before it is gone.When I was small 2 cents bought you two penny candies and that filled the sweet tooth until you had more money.Now children don't value the power of money or the power of a thought.I am at a loss.So I search for answers and hopefully I can find them with help of all my friends.It is you that I owe my greatest gratitude.When you see my dilemma.I am frozen in time. I listen to others and their advice to see what options to take.You and many others have guided me to a new choice.A new reality.A new solution I would of never seen before.You have changed my narrow ways.You have helped me take my blinders off and see the world and all its beauty.Thanx so much and like always I hope we will read on and toss more ideas around and smile and laugh and wonder how is it we got where we are today?Have a beautiful night followed by another awesome day.I will write or at least play with the words that touch my heart each and every day.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      6 years ago from Great Britain

      I think you should have ´´bragging rights´´´ for verse and for being the most encouraging, uplifting person I know.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      raciniwa Sometimes I wish I could make it more interesting but I tell it the way I see it.Over time I can't wait till things change.I will be watching closely and ready to give you an update.ChristyWrites I try to roll the two together.So much to learn and so much to share.Thanx for building a fire that glows.It warms me up more than anyone knows.

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Great sentiments about the workplace and your job! I like that you put your opinions into the form of a poem too.

    • raciniwa profile image


      7 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      this is a breath of fresh air Dream on after a heavy and hectic day...refreshing...

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Jaggedfrost I always appreciate a breath of fresh air.A new set of eyes to an old problem.I am always improving and developing.You are welcome at any time and please come back again to stay awhile.Joy56 So nice to see you.Certain principles should stay the same.Honesty,pride and respect.I will give some thought as I sit under my flag and enjoy the freedom we have so much.Thanx again and have a great day.

    • Joy56 profile image


      7 years ago

      Well here is how i see it....

      The young generation, just dont have the same work ethics, and they are so good at making the like of us, feel like we have the problem....

      And it will not get better with age..... fly the flag for the 5o somethings they are a special breed...... One day you will not have to work, and we can chat on here all day. Hugs to ya..... ha ha ha ha .,.... now stop moaning....

    • Jaggedfrost profile image


      7 years ago

      And I wouldn't have you do any differently if it is your style. I was just hopping around and I make a habit of leaving an honest piece of myself behind when I do.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      7 years ago

      Deborah Brooks When I started the work force we worked as a team.We did what we had to do.No matter how busy it got we hung in there and got the job done.After work we might of laughed and complained how tough or rough it got.Then in hours we quickly forgot.So the next time we got busy again it was one more day.Jagged Frost I will try to clear my thoughts and make it flow better.I like writing a half story and half poem.I call it my own stoem.I bring out my true feelings mixed with riddles and jokes.Humor to pass the boring details.mary615 I am glad other hard workers understand how frustrating it is when they just don't comprehend what I am saying.They control the work force.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      7 years ago from Florida

      I absolutely love this Hub. After being in the workforce for many years, I can really identify with your sentiments! Too true and funny, too. You got my votes!

    • Jaggedfrost profile image


      7 years ago

      I am not sure what to say here, It isn't my flavor, It might be aided by breaking it into stanzas. It has an interesting point of view. I am not sure whether it is a daily journal entry or a poem.

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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      7 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      wow ..dream on.. there are so many people that go to work and do as little as possible and then there are those that are smarter than everyone else and try and make you think you are not very smart.. etc.

      thank God I am not in the workforce anymore I have retired but I remember it all so well.

      excellent hub.

      voted up



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