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The Dandee Donuts Guy

A tall and short-tempered fat man was a boss I once had named Dan. Both his kids and his wife worked there too. Oh, what strife! They fought like a hillbilly clan. Dandee Donuts was Dan's small café. I served donuts and meals for small pay, wore a stupid hair net and what small tips I'd get growing fat on free donuts each day! A “yeller” was Dan; a disgrace! He’d scream and get red in the face. If his business slowed down, he’d say, “Don’t stand around. Take a rag and wipe down the whole place!” In spite of Dan’s awful ways, he said he’d sure like to sponsor me as Miss Muscatine. I said, “What do you mean? Your food’s made me fat. Can’t you see?”
(I chose the second one here for the contest. Did I make the right choice?)

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2011

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Woke up this morning - had a dreadful shock I had not set the alarm on my clock Swore until the air turned blue - I’d missed my job interview! My family think I’m a laughing stock Got phoned this morning everything’s fine - Was offered a job by a friend of mine Any hours I choose I simply can’t lose I’m a ‘secret shopper’ my job’s divine! Contest- it was one of those mornings. Sponsor Sara Kendrick 03~05~16

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2016

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The sea was unusually wavy,
When a cook in the Royal Navy,
With a roll of the ship,
Accidentally slipped,
Inundating his captain with gravy.

Copyright © William Robinson | Year Posted 2005

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Working Man

Working all night, five til four

Oh my feet, damn they are sore

no time to play

stuck on replay

Nap, shower, eat, back out the door

Copyright © Tim Smith | Year Posted 2014

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A Limerick to Dave

There once was a fellow named Dave
To a pen he was master and slave
During the day he would lust
A blank sheet did not trust
Yet at the end of the day he woud cave

Copyright © Mark Pringle | Year Posted 2005

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Cranky Boss

I worked for a cranky old boss
who came to work always quite cross.
Finally found out,
he developed gout,
when stocks took a capital loss. 

Copyright © 2011 By Caryl S. Muzzey

Copyright © Caryl Muzzey | Year Posted 2011

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New Househusband

This househusband washing his pants
In pockets he must at least glance
If there’s money involved
It might get dissolved
And ruin his future finance

I thought working from home was a snap
And I’d even have time for a nap
But she makes me do chores
Like the laundry and floors
Now this working from home is all crap

Do we post this on Poetry Soup
Let your poetry pals in on the poop
That you street cred’s been stripped
That you’re now “kitty” whipped
And you’ve joined a househusband group

Mdailey	11/10/11

I wrote this for Joe Flach and he even gave me permission to post this saying he did not think his reputation could get any more damaged that it already is.

Copyright © mike dailey | Year Posted 2011

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Horrible Boss 1

Twirling his Hitler’s moustache, he would dwell
On do’s and don’ts and would create all hell
Shout he did and showed great ire
Till someone  called and told ’ FIRE’
That his boss had fallen into the well.

Note:’ FIRE’ means  Fire services  who carry out  rescue operations.

By: S.Jagathsimhan Nair,  17th aug 11
For: PD's cotest

Copyright © S.Jagathsimhan Nair | Year Posted 2011

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There once was a proud Aries like me,
whose impatience kept from being free.
But all my pride inside
never had the chance to hide
the goal of winning confidently!

Copyright © Brandee Augustus | Year Posted 2010

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The Golf Swinger

National Enquirer’s the source
When a Tiger’s balls go off course
A scorecard obscene
Of links far from the green
That just might be cause for divorce

Copyright © Duke Beaufort | Year Posted 2009

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At Dandee Donuts Cafe

Dandee Donuts was Dan's small café.
I served donuts and meals for small pay,
wore a stupid hair net
and what small tips I'd get
growing fat on free donuts each day!

For Carolyn Devonshire's
Single Limerick Contest: Horrible Bosses (and more) Poetry Contest

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2011

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Her Voice Say


                     When tired from sweeping with the storebought broom
                                  I'd lean against not wanting to resume
                                       Momma said, "Nusing your bab?"
                                     I would sweep, under breath crab
                        Now would love to hear her say,  "Clean your room!"

(Momma would say nusing not nursing..Bab is instead of baby..)

Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2011

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A Whole Week Color-Mania

Colors will always make my  life happier,
They also make my whole world brighter
       What if there’s no color?
       I think,  I’ve  no life galore
And I cannot make myself much prettier.

So, I’ve got a more fantastic idea,
To show everyone my color-mania
     For Monday Luck,  I wear red
     From my feet to my head
Like a  dragon of New Year in China.

Then comes the next day, it’s Tuesday
Keeping  aura,  I’ve color of sun ray
    Yellow dress  and jewelries,
    They say,  I’ve  hepatitis
But, I don’t care no matter what they say.

Then comes the third day of the week,
More work are done making me weak
    To conceal my exhaustion 
    Green color shows pretention
That my life and vigor are still at peak.

Thursday comes so perfectly great,
I wear purple , also my favorite
    Purple  fingernails and lips,
    Its on me up to the tips
And I get smiles from whoever I meet.

Friday, the last day of my  office work,
On this day,  rainbow color over perk
   I use multi-colored things,
   Feeling of joy they’ll  bring
 No one says I carry myself like a quirk.

Saturday and Sunday are weekends, 
Still, work and activities never end
    Two days, I’ll be all in pink
    People see me can’t wink
Tickled pink that I look so young my friend.

Sept. 22, 2012

First Place
Contest: Colors
Judged: 10/15/2013
Sponsor: Poetess Skat

Copyright © Galeo DS | Year Posted 2012

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That's A Nice Living.

They assure you when they take your case
they will put your world right back in place.
So you shoulder the cost,
then they tell you: "We lost."
with such touching dismay on their face.

Copyright © Gerard Keogh Jr. | Year Posted 2010

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A novice goose farmer named Sanders,
Once wrote for advice from Ann Landers.
He'd encountered a block
To increasing his flock:
He didn't know gooses from ganders.

Copyright © William Robinson | Year Posted 2005

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A Halo

There was once was a lady from town
Who wore a halo like a crown
Told her daughter-in-law
Dresses should wear like squaw
Wore one to work and naked frowned

The loom grabbed her dress and wham bam
Naked from the waist down~life in jam
Supervisor gave coat
Took her home and I quote
"I put my blue jeans on grand slam"

My mother was a very stern believer that women should wear dresses..
My brother married late in life and his wife worked in the weaving department..
She did a job called filling batteries..She had to walk between the looms to do
her job..They had suggested to the women that they should wear tight fitting 
pants or blue jeans..To please my mother she made her a new dress and wore 
it to work..First thing, it got caught..It ripped it and her slip off..She was left 
standing naked ..


Sponsor: Black Eyed Susan
Contest: Any New Limerick

Copyright © Sara Kendrick | Year Posted 2013

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Late For Work- Forgot To Spring Forward

There once was a gent named Springtime Ned Who on that March morning sprang from his bed In amazement and shock He forgot to set his clock Now with his boss on thin water he'll tread

Copyright © Rick Parise | Year Posted 2015

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Sometimes my work is the pits - Teenagers popping their zits With consummate art They burp and they fart … I still love my job to bits! 17th November 2015

Copyright © JAN ALLISON | Year Posted 2015

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A lady named Abigail Feanture
Received from her colleagues a censure.
She, being a vet,
Accidentally let
A mischievous Doberman Pincer.

Copyright © William Robinson | Year Posted 2005

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"At a Place Called Mr. Quick's"

Serving burgers called “Quickies” I spent
time at work as a teen, and no gent
would I too often see!
Many blockheads asked me
for a quickie (a burger not meant)! 

For P.D's  BLOCK~ BLOCK~ BLOCK Poetry Contest

Copyright © Andrea Dietrich | Year Posted 2011

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Microwave slave

I thought I knew the way things work
The twists and tweaks and all the quirks
I thought I knew my way around
At fifty three a man of town
From my birth until my grave
I cannot work my microwave
I read that damn book upside down
Inside out and round and round
Things don't cook early
Things don't cook late
They just stay static on the plate
They don't go up
They don't go down
Left or right or round and round
Cook them once, cook them twice
Plated meals are cold as ice
One min, two min, even three
The damn thing just won't work for me
So I sit here and grow so thin
Are you supposed to plug it in

Copyright © john scott | Year Posted 2012

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Nudity at Work

I dreamed I went to work in the nude, 
being slighted I thought was quite rude.
I was paid no mind,
to my stripped behind,
so I found a broke lawyer who sued.

Second Place Winner ~ "Compromising Dreams” Poetry Contest
Sponsored by: John Freeman
July 28, 2010

Copyright © Caryl Muzzey | Year Posted 2010

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Miss Priss

<                           once there was a boss we called miss priss
                             like to give orders with snap of wrist
                             file fax make coffee
                             phones radio golly
                             when not looking I blow her big hiss

Copyright © Katherine Stella | Year Posted 2011

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Bed Sores - for Wit of Twain Contest

He spends one more day in his bed.
To-do-lists run all ‘round his head.
Noon came and then passed,
he’s still on his ass.
A hard day of work, he most dreads!

“If man had created man, he’d be ashamed of his performance.” – Mark Twain

Copyright © Rhonda Johnson-Saunders | Year Posted 2015

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that fascist scrapes her paws like a bear hissing orders, crossed-legged on a chair sent a rumor mail in haste that prexy's gal has bad taste…. revenge! boss works now as our sweeper
© ‘’’’’’’’’’ Carolyn Devonshire’s Contest Single Limerick… Horrible Bosses

Copyright © nette onclaud | Year Posted 2011

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The Naked Truth

<                                our top story tonight is Lawyers
                                  a pain in the ass and real spoilers
                                  with  fancy cars homes suits
                                  fifteen hundred kaboot
                                  rather hire cowboy wearing just spurs

Entry For Carolyn Devonshire's 
Lawyer Limerick's Contest

GL All

Copyright © Katherine Stella | Year Posted 2010

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A Limerick Composed In My Head While In The Head

I wear an ID badge for my group.
It dangles down from my belt loop.
I have anonymity
When I stand up to pee
But it gives me away when I poop.

Copyright © Jason Talbott | Year Posted 2011

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Owed to a Horrible Boss

That job he assigned came out a loss, 
which tells why my boss' so mean and cross.  
Then down below my belt 
his firm rough grasp I felt, 
as me out on my ass he did toss.  

Copyright © John Smith | Year Posted 2011

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Advice Adviser

I'm retired but do I still have a life Yes, sexual adviser I am to my wife But if I say try this It'll be totally bliss If I desire I'll ask for your advice . Challenged to write on the back of a Joke!

Copyright © James Fraser | Year Posted 2015

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Scotland in Pawn's Dreams

Scotland in Pawn's Dreams

A visit to Scotland in Pawn’s dreams
Means grinding and riding little steams
Bout clouds know how to mark
Send battered skin as stark
And then kitty cat walks in sunbeams


Copyright © Abdulhafeez Oyewole | Year Posted 2014