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I found a job

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I found a job

I found a job at last

Well, I worked hard for twenty year
For a greedy type of bloke
I pushed and pulled until me legs went weak
Then one day I felt this twinge
It ran right down me spine
So I went out, some doctors help to seek

Now I can’t sit, and I can’t walk
Can’t even wash me feet
So off I goes to see this medico
He looked me over knowingly
As if he understood!
Then said “You’re doing fine, now off you go”

So off I goes to get a job
I gave some boss a call
But when he saw the way it was for me
He said “I can’t give you a job!
You’re stuffed my boy, that’s all
Oh, don’t tell me about your misery”.

I tried for an insurance claim
They said “we know you’re kind!!
You say you’re hurt, but is this really true?
To get some money out of us
You’ll have to test our might
We deem you fit to get a job, we do”

Well now I’ve got myself a job
It’s a breeze, I must confess
I lie her licking postage stamps all day
When I said I couldn’t work
I forgot about me tongue
So now I’ve got a job, and it’s okay.


Written in 1990




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  1. Date: 11/11/2013 4:08:00 AM
    I enjoyed this one, Peter:)

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/11/2013 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Bindu, I am glad you enjoyed...peter
  1. Date: 11/11/2013 2:54:00 AM
    Simple.... Lyriking... flowy (Dont mind me making up words).... Its almost like a song this poem.... *Shaz*

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/11/2013 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sharon, this like much of this stuff is a song, You make up as many words as you want, my friend...I appreciate what you say...peter
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 10:33:00 AM
    Very nice... Terry

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/10/2013 2:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Terry...peter
  1. Date: 11/10/2013 6:49:00 AM
    smiling beautiful piece dear friend

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 11/10/2013 2:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Many thanks to you Liam, my friend...peter