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Ramblings of a Graveyard shift worker....

I used to complain about having to work at night on weekends.
Everyone was having fun but li'l ol' me.
Some years back I had an epiphany on the matter.
Suddenly, I had time to cash my check AND pay my bills!
Then, I might possibly catch a movie, which has plenty of seating on Monday nights!
But my favorite part is: The People Zoo.
I started visualizing folks in their cubicles and at their counters as exhibits.
You find mostly monkeys in cubicles working for some government agency.
The sharks you'll find in the car lots and on showroom floors.
The insects buzzing and dutifully mimicking their peers are found at schools.
The buzzards and carrion feeders can be found at law firms and in courtrooms.
The bulls and bears can be found scrapping it out on Wall street,
While the elephants and donkeys exchange insults on the TV monitors.
The pigs are found cruising the streets making sure the rats and snakes don't take over.
The blood-sucking Vampire bats can be found working for insurance companies.


Just a warning: Most of these exhibits offer you no protection from the brutality of nature!
There are no tour guides and no guarantees of safety or fun.....
And, one more thing: They will eventually come to see you in YOUR exhibit!

Copyright © Jim David

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  1. Date: 8/12/2013 7:10:00 PM
    u tell them! Congrats on your win!

  1. Date: 8/9/2013 7:39:00 PM
    LOVE IT JIM..................SKAT

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 9:44:00 PM
    Jim enjoyed your late night poem. CONGRATULATIONS!!! :-) :-) :-) in Nathan's contest... xox...Linda

  1. Date: 8/8/2013 8:30:00 PM
    good poem nate

  1. Date: 10/22/2010 1:04:00 PM
    Good write, I worked 12 hour swing shifts for 30 of my 33 years in DuPont maintenance. Only missed 4 hours work in all that time thanks to good health. I loved my work and got along well with the people I worked with. I liked the night and weekend shifts the best. Just me and my partner taking care of all the equipment on the whole plant. But I think I did have an epiphany after I retired and found a new life for the next 20 years. Now working on another 20. Look for me, I'll be around.

  1. Date: 9/16/2010 10:46:00 AM
    Enjoyed reading your poetry today Jim. Hope you have a wonderful day. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/15/2010 5:28:00 PM
    a very interesting poem, a crazy way to think of things. enjoyed,..p.d.