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Day Labor

They said they wanted servers
People to wait on others
For tips and a wage
No plans to move up the ladder
Just a day to make some pay
Makes you want to slit their throats
In there bloated three piece suits

Some middle management loser
Who bought his clothes at Macy’s
Is pulling rank and calling the shots
He is just a puppet and a puppy
For he is impotent 
Nothing but a stuffed shirt
And dream of  getting skirts

I am out of luck and down on time 
So he becomes my boss
It is his gain and not my loss
For I want to excel to make the grade
But this is a merry-go-round
At the end of the day I am 
Just that…
Day labor

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  1. Date: 8/5/2013 7:47:00 AM
    A bit of cynicism yes? It does not fall on deaf ears. But what can I say about the empty suits who also need to make a living? When I see the day laborers on the corner waiting for a job, I can't help but think about their families, their children. love, kathy

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/5/2013 8:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Just a tad :) I think about the same things. We don't know how lucky we are to have been born in the USA. Peace, Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 9:38:00 PM
    it is deep, and awesome :-) ~SKAT~

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/4/2013 2:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks SKAT. I appreciate your kind words. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/3/2013 10:45:00 AM
    I share the same dim view of middle management losers in their bloated 3 piece suits...aint it just the pittiful truth...brilliant

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/4/2013 2:20:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Truth sure does hurt and depress. Kilmer
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 11:02:00 PM
    Your fantastic!!! :0)

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/3/2013 1:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you! It feels good to be appreciated You have always been so kind. thank you, thank you, thank you, love and peace kilmer
  1. Date: 8/2/2013 8:47:00 PM
    Wow, that is awesom that you try and write everyday. I have days when I won't write at all and then weeks where I just have a ton of ideas. I guess everyone is different. But hey, I liked reading this one. I think it has a good message. At the end of the day we are out doing what we do for mostly our benefit, not for the other. I like the second stanza best. Always, Laura

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer
    Date: 8/3/2013 1:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    thanks Laura, we do whatever it takes to get buy. Sometime it ain't pretty. i have to write everyday to get the demons out; otherwise i spiral down into a world of darkness and pain. Kilmer