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A Crazy Thing Called Work

Updated on February 4, 2012

Nothing Boring About Today

This is the night of work that is better off forgotten

How many ways can you say wrotten ?

Well it started out quiet then it got busy out of the blue

That should of been a sign but who knew ?

I hung in there as I watched things go sour

Not for a minute but for a whole hour

I kept telling myself it will get better just move on

Then one thing after another went wrong

Well the only thing that went right was everything still was still in dissaray

I am still messed up and if I was a rope I would start to fray

How come I looked around and no on else seemed to be busy

It must be me how silly ?

The pressure on and I felt like a lobster turning red and slowly being cooked from the inside out

I promised to myself I wouldn't complain or shout

Shake it off I say think of a better thought

I could be in jail and my body left to rot

The words were not even out of my mouth and the manager was looking for something I didn't have

I felt like I walked down a dark alley and I was being stabbed

What could I say it was my job to see that things got done

If I had the chance I know I would begin to run

Oops funny huh

So funny he forgot to laugh

I wondered how this could all be happening to me

Well I only was scheduled for a half a shift and first I thought I can't wait to leave

Then I had an insane thought let me stay longer please

So I offered to stay for someone else and I was determined to turn my night around

Since I have already been chewed up and then ground

I got busy again as co workers found time to talk

I knew as the bad got worse I had no time to sulk

I had a few more unexpected surprises that got me frazzled

Is there no end to this torture ?

That I fnd my self being put through

Then I thought

The same thought I thought earlier this can not last

So what I had a bad streak

A few things didn't go as planned

By the end of the night I took a deep breath and made it out with a small burn

A sign you can't have everything you want and sometimes you have to step back and watch and learn

Just hang in there long enough to watch your luck change

From bad to good

Just when I knew my luck was back and I felt in control

It was time to close

Call it a night

Now can I celebrate that I survived a night of horror

One that makes your skin crawl

Im tired now and putting the past behind me

I didn't take a break

I couldn't of been more wrong

The people I love to work were with me

But nobody seen it the way it was

Maybe I imagined this whole story and it really never did exsist

A strange and yet funny one at that

I never got a rythm going or never felt everything going smooth

Now I am home again and the night can't haunt me no more

Unless I have a nightmare then I had better lock the front door

I wonder what would of happened if I wasn't so positive and optimistic

I will never know because I am going to dream of rainbows and pots of gold

Just sitting underneath ready to be taken and used for anything I want

That will keep me thinking and back on the right track

A penny for your thoughts a dollar and if they are as disturbing as mine

When life threw me a screw driver or was it a monkey wrench

I can laugh out loud at my work and how bad it went

Or I can regroup and see what happens next

I am in for a great day of work since I got the bad one out of the way

Good thinking and now good times are ringing

The bells that I hear aren't really bells are they?

They are just noises in my head

Now it is time for bed


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      Dim Flaxenwick I will keep on making work something I enjoy.Bringing out the best in life is what I love to do.There will be many obstacles in my way but that just makes for a more interesting story.Thanx and as always enjoy all life has to offer.

    • Dim Flaxenwick profile image

      Dim Flaxenwick 

      6 years ago from Great Britain

      I am so glad that you are continually positive and optimistic. It i the REAL you, and you make so many of us happy with your stories.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      6 years ago

      jamesfl202 It is so nice to see people enjoy a rough time I had and later how I can turn it to p o s i t i v e .Deborah Brooks Work is something we do but many times do without thinking.That can be a good thing.Dave Mathews You are absolutely right.It is how you look at everything in life as good or bad.raciniwa I have to give it some more thought.Eiddwen I felt so much better when I could see my work in a differnt light.mary615 Work serves many purposes.Many more than I realize.Thanx everyone for your time and wonderful comments.

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      How clever is this? Very! You have a great way with words. I voted this UP, etc.

    • Eiddwen profile image


      6 years ago from Wales

      Great work;oh how I love this one which has to be awarded my up up and away.


    • raciniwa profile image


      6 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

      good night, could it be that work might be a diversion for people who can't live their lives?how about you?

    • Dave Mathews profile image

      Dave Mathews 

      6 years ago from NORTH YORK,ONTARIO,CANADA

      Be thankful you have employment. I have been without for 4 long years now.

    • Deborah Brooks profile image

      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      Awesome poem about work and no one working. wow. do I remember those days. sometimes you feel like you are the only one working. and then trying to go to bed but you have all these noises in your head.


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