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Seems Long Overdue-Work in progress

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Seems Long Overdue-Work in progress

Many Many Jobs
If I was a kid,
I'd stack them like pogs

Never did I find a place
That I wanted to pursue
A legitimate company
Seemed long overdue

Searched and Searched
Found no more
Can't be late or get fired
Really? Who's keeping score?

Finally found Verizon
Worked on the phones
Thought it was a final destination
Melted my sanity to my bones

Felt I was sufficating
My world overwhelmed
So many feelings bottled up
So much, I no longer felt
Ice Princess
Needed a recess
From all this crap
It's like someone threw water on my face
Gave me a good old SMACK

Got sent home
Couldn't go back
How on earth
Did this country get so of track

We value money over health
Companies take our brains with such stealth
Gotta look at this and think
If I owned a company and saw employees this way
I could NEVER turn the other cheek

If they do, 
What motivated me to find another
Nope, not again,
Got nothing to lose
Broke as hell, but I've still got honor
I'd rather go bankrupt than help them stand tall

So why am I here? 
God has a reason
But to me its unclear
Everyone has a time 
With their life ends
There's no more rhyme
There's no more friends
They were put here to do something,
Big or small

It's not like there's a wall that limits it
Got lets you know when you're prohibited
So until the numerous small things come up
Or I run into some ridiculous large hick-up

I'm going work to bring my dreams to life
They're no good in my head
If I die,
No one can dissect it and say 
“I'll do this instead”

Makes sense to me to take the time
The moms and pops working hours overtime
On their own goods and shops but somehow are still behind
I'll promote you!
My shop too!

A mall filled of homemade moms and pops goods
Made in America, this must be understood
The saying “It takes money to make money”
Remember that when you order pancakes with a little honey
Nothing in this world is free
If you want your kid to get a good job out of school with a degree
Say goodbye to anything made overseas.  

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  1. Date: 8/27/2013 3:56:00 AM

  1. Date: 8/26/2013 7:40:00 PM
    I enjoyed every word've made some interesting points here. Love it!!!

    Morken Avatar Sharon Morken
    Date: 8/26/2013 7:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you sir!
  1. Date: 8/24/2013 7:53:00 AM
    Hi Sharon, Relevant message here..Nice write.. Regards, Ken...

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 12:07:00 AM
    Nice work by the way on your poem

  1. Date: 8/24/2013 12:06:00 AM
    Glad to see you've written something new. I enjoy this poem and I'm sure everyone relates to having a job, I know I've had many, that is just so menial and ultimately unrewarding. The message of your poems to me tells me you would probably have been happier living in the past, say in the 40's or 50's. When life was just a little bit different. I often think I would have fit better in another time period as well.

    Morken Avatar Sharon Morken
    Date: 8/24/2013 6:55:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yea..I wish that people now knew what it was like back then. I really dont know for sure cause I wasn't alive..but I know the root of business has changed, and I dont' care for it.
  1. Date: 8/22/2013 4:34:00 PM
    The truth is well spoken. I hope you will find something soon. There is always a job that fits your personal description, one that you will enjoy doing. Do not worry it will come to you soon.

  1. Date: 8/22/2013 9:51:00 AM
    Hi Sharon, Way to go! You’ve tackled the theme with an honest shrewdness that is highly welcome. Wealth over health- now that's the motto ailing our society. Well penned. I’m certainly looking forward to read more of your work. Vicky.

    Morken Avatar Sharon Morken
    Date: 8/24/2013 4:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The best way to change it is to become the change.
    Morken Avatar Sharon Morken
    Date: 8/24/2013 4:41:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Oh, thank you for reading my stuff!! I appreciate it ;) Cheers, Sharon