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Working on a hot day

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Working on a hot day

Working on a hot day

The day is hot, so very hot
 But me I have to say ‘so what’
For there’s a job, that I must do
It is no laugh, I’m telling you
I have to prune those blessed tree
It be D day, oh, woe is me
I psyche myself to do this chore
It must be done, I moan no more

I take the saw, and out I go
Just wishing that a breeze will blow
And lower the temperature a mite
This surely would give me delight
I get stuck into this hard work
I’m not the type to try to shirk
In five hours, time I’ve finished it
Though I’m perspiring quite a bit

Then out it comes, an ice cold beer
It touches my throat cool and clear
I tell you ‘hey that beer was nice’
It touched my stomach just like ice
Then I drank another two
Or three of four, oh, quite a few!
As I sat there in the garden chair
Without me not one single care.

22 February 2014 @ 1452hrs.



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  1. Date: 2/25/2014 7:54:00 PM
    Enjoyed this story, Peter. A nice write on a 'must do' task with a happy ending. It's interesting to hear about a nice cold beer for us up in hot chocolate territory.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/25/2014 9:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you David, for your comments. There's nothing Most Aussies love more Than an Ice cold beer on a hot day....Peter
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 9:52:00 AM
    Peter, What a way to spend the day! Your poetry floats my boat! 7 my best, chuck

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/23/2014 3:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Chuck for all these wonderful compliments you pay to my words. I a truly Appreciate this, my friend....Peter
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 6:58:00 AM
    Summer brings a truck load of work along with the heat and there are days there is not cool part of the day..Thanks for the visit to my page..Your comments encoourage me..Your work always has such good flow and rhyme..Sara

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/23/2014 3:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Sara you always make me feel good about my simple words. I appreciate this....peter
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 4:50:00 AM
    the joy of labour completed is wonderful Peter as you sit refreshing yourself enjoying the bounties of your labour hugs

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/23/2014 3:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Shadow, so nice of you to comment....peter
  1. Date: 2/23/2014 1:24:00 AM
    A good work deserves its reward,great Peter.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/23/2014 3:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much for your kind words Kayod. I appreciate....peter
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 10:20:00 PM
    Oh! yes how lovely it was to finish lopping our trees and to sit and relax with a lovely cold drink, you wrote that down just as it was, thank goodness it is nearly finished, it is too hot to do any more............luv............Ve x...........

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/23/2014 3:42:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We both done a good job, my love. not bad for oldies eh. Thank you for your comments....Peterxxx
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 10:01:00 PM
    I would feel the same way after a hard days work within the sun, though I wouldn't drink a beer, I am a Coca Cola or Pepsi drinker (or any variation therein)! I surely enjoyed reading this delightful poem this evening! What a brilliant piece! Great Work!I personally rather have this cold weather we are having than that incredible heat you are having!

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/23/2014 3:45:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Russel, for your kind comments, I don't drink much alcohol. but there are times when an ice cold beer is so refreshing. I love it all my friend. hot or cold, life is beautiful. I appreciate your visiting my page....peter
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 9:53:00 PM
    Up here in the northern hemisphere, we are going through the season of winter. However, we got a break from mother nature for the last couple of days. Temperatures reached 20c which is almost unheard of for February. Good write.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/23/2014 3:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Robert. looks like you're in for an early spring, how wonderful. I love the spring. I thank you so much for your comments, my friend....peter
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 6:37:00 PM
    Quite the life my friend, nothing like enjoying a cold one to end a hot sweaty day, got to replace the fluids...and relax

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/23/2014 3:49:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You hit the nail right on the head with these words, my friend. Thank you so much for your visit, Frederic....peter
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 6:07:00 PM
    Dear Peter: Yup the work chores must get done. But you made it a poem! Nice touch. And I've written something for you. Please check it out my friend. Leon

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/23/2014 3:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Leon, for your kind words. I will read what you have written my friend, right away...peter
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 5:23:00 PM
    What a wonderful write again Peter. Your consistency is perfect A plus. You deserve those beverages with that insufferable heat. Be sure to take care and stay hydrated in the States that heat is very, very dangerous. I wish a cool rain shower for you and all Australians. Take good care Peter.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/23/2014 3:52:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much Vincent for your words of kindness. I have worked under this heat for many years, my friend. Used to do formwork when I was younger. This old bloke is too tough to ddie....lol....peter
  1. Date: 2/22/2014 5:16:00 PM
    it's SUCH a relief to finish hard work and just sit there enjoying yourself afterward. that is what this poem captures.

    Duggan Avatar Peter Duggan
    Date: 2/23/2014 3:54:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are right on that one Andrea. The beer makes it all worth it. Thank you for your kind comments, my friend....peter