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The Old Ship

It is early morn
and this small town stirs to life
as I pick up cig tabs from the lawn
the cook, Jane is already causing strife.

The basin is sunny and still
the people are mostly friendly and old
and I cannot believe I'm here still
being ordered and doing as told

At Noon I put out the umbrellas
and pour the same people some stella.
I've only myself to blame
I'll miles from any fast lane.

My boss lacks brains and is rather strange
and my punters are boring - all the same,
this whole place feels arranged
like playing a predictable game.

My ambition eats me from the inside
while livers cry and smoke diffuses
across the never changing tide.

Tonight, I'll wash the dishes.

There's no doubt, I've lost all heart
like a horse pulling a cart.

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  1. Date: 6/1/2013 8:52:00 PM
    Jonathan, congratulations on having your poem Featured this past week. It was nice reading your poem tonight. Goodnight~ Linda

  1. Date: 5/28/2013 9:41:00 AM
    Been there done that - still doing that - age 83. I have a bunch of hobbies though and it gets me through. The fast lane seems far, far away. Hope you can, somehow, get it going. Congrats on the selection. daver

  1. Date: 11/19/2008 2:05:00 PM
    Not assuming anything, Jonathan. Sorry if you thought it was ill intent. After travelling much of my life, I find this existence more challenging to frustration. All I was saying is enjoy every freakin' moment. Have a great and wonderul day. Vince

  1. Date: 11/19/2008 9:22:00 AM
    Then it's time you got off your butt and took life by the horns. This was a great write. I'm a 30 year sailor and damn it does get mundane at times and I miss that salt water spray and battling the elements. God Bless. Vince