A Man Under Stress, A collaboration with Francis Crasto
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My appreciation Francis Crasto for allowing me to collaborate with you as your 'psychiatrist' on ‘A MAN UNDER STRESS’- A great sequel to your recent poem on your page ‘DIG DEEP’.
Hello Francis, how are you today?
A moment please, while I set this clock
We charge by the hourly rate here
You’re aware of that? Just checking
Anytime you are ready dear
Talking about clocks Doc …Hate them
every morning Beep Beep Beep, another broken sleep
Tick Tock, after a night of booze I hit the snooze
on the darn clock.
Wondering who I am at the tick of 3am
Thinking I better get to work or I'll get docked a dime
Can't wait till knock off time
So I can grab some ‘grub’ and hit the Pub
drink some booze and start rambling with the blokies
Sink and lose after gambling on the pokies!
It’s a bit dark in here
Don’t mind me … just turning on this light
Do carry on please
Too many lights, I feel like fainting
I just might with this picture I'm painting
When I get home… I think where did it go?
Ohhh! I've got a rough sore throat and vertigo
Ears are itching, pain and stitching, as I'm thinking I'm getting old,
I need a massage got a sore back
Got an urge for my bowels to act!
Do you think you can hold on a bit?
Still goes on the clock you know
I'm just a modern man under stress
looking to indulge, just to forget
I need a dozen cans and some hot wild sex
Go to Kings Cross
where there’s plenty of that
Just to forget ~ just to forget
Need to relax, just need a rest ~ but just can't sleep
Feeling homicidal, feeling suicidal ~ emotions run deep
Ohhh dear! My arm's gone to sleep!
There, there …Not long now
THANK YOU GOD!
Feel the need to stretch my feet
Just need a rest, but feel rough in the chest
Body is burning and I'm thirsty with chills
always working, but can't pay the bills
A new day is dawning, but I'm still yawning
Well… yes I can see that…
Can someone lend me some money, so I can spend some money?
I'd better earn some money, so I can burn some money
I'm just a teary eyed joke with a fear of going broke!
Just as well I ran your credit card through
before you started the session
Just need to relax a bit and take a laxative
The cramping and spasms are prominent
But all this aside I feel confident
If I could just get past these impediments
That's my plan, under duress
Cause I'M A MAN UNDER STRESS!
Indeed you are Francis
This may take many sessions
There’s that clock
Thank you for your visit
Same time next week?
*Grub is slang for food or a meal
Copyright © Maria Williams | Year Posted 2018
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