Get Your Premium Membership

First Day on the Job

First day as the Sheriff and he's feeling real good. Wants to make a difference like any rookie should. Working in a town where boredom grows like grass. He pulls into McWilleys looking for some gas. Attendant checks the oil while he looks at open space. The radio starts a blaring... to head for Miller's place. The Sheriff soon arrives and Widow Miller's looking strained. It seems some men from outer space are playing in her grain. She says, 'When I left the house I thought I heard a noise. I was quite concerned and thought I'd find those pesky Parker boys. But I found concentric circles so I sent the Mayor a tweet. Then I heard a Martian say, 'Sorry Ma'am... for packing down your wheat.' New to the job, you're in for a ride. Fake it till you make it and let your worries slide. If it's soon discovered you haven't any skill. Then get your prettiest girl and run for the hills. The Widow's in a panic but the Sheriff will not yield. Refusing to tell the Mayor there are Aliens in the field. When along comes a truck, just adding to the fear. The rancher yells, 'Them Aliens... is carving up my steers!' Unsure of what to do, the Sheriff takes their names. For trying to trick a rookie and playing silly games. The Sheriff's on the road trying to finish up his day. When cresting Pepper Hill, there's a spaceship in his way. He's going through his options and thinks of turning back. When a Martian taps his window... and his world goes black. He wakes up in a haze and hears a Martian blurt. 'You'd better pucker up boy, this is gonna' hurt.' New to the job, you're in for a ride. Fake it till you make it and let your worries slide. If it's soon discovered you haven't any skill. Then get your prettiest girl and run for the hills. Then get your prettiest girl... and run for the hills. Then get your prettiest girl... and run for the hills. The End *For those who might be interested, I will be posting my new cartoon, 'Bob's Your Uncle, on my homepage every second day.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 9/18/2019 10:08:00 AM
More great story telling. This is otherworldly fun.
Login to Reply
Date: 4/30/2019 9:42:00 AM
Very Interesting indeed! Nice posy story!
Login to Reply
McHattie Avatar
David McHattie
Date: 4/30/2019 6:20:00 PM
I think I just wrote a county western song? Have a great day.
Date: 4/28/2019 8:14:00 PM
G'day David … a very humorous lyric and well written to keep us entertained. I'd have loved to have seen Barney Fife involved in this one - thanks David - Lindsay
Login to Reply
McHattie Avatar
David McHattie
Date: 4/28/2019 8:42:00 PM
Thanks Lindsay.
Date: 4/22/2019 3:00:00 PM
Terrific romp! Better than Roswell! So enjoyable, David. Best wishes, Gershon
Login to Reply
McHattie Avatar
David McHattie
Date: 4/26/2019 10:39:00 PM
Thanks again Gershon.
Date: 4/22/2019 2:48:00 PM
Yep, I'd run for the hills, too! Good story; but, I would not want to run into a flying saucer or an alien from outer space the first day on any job.
Login to Reply
McHattie Avatar
David McHattie
Date: 4/26/2019 10:38:00 PM
I have a cabin in the woods all prepared for the eventual invasion. Have a great day.
Date: 4/20/2019 11:25:00 PM
Very entertaining! Well done!
Login to Reply
Date: 4/20/2019 1:35:00 PM
Always a wonderfully poetic treat David. I hope they gave up anal probing long ago jajaja.
Login to Reply
McHattie Avatar
David McHattie
Date: 4/20/2019 5:01:00 PM
Thanks Jeff. Most Aliens from outer space like to stay with the classics. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 4/19/2019 3:00:00 PM
blue ribbon so good!
Login to Reply
McHattie Avatar
David McHattie
Date: 4/19/2019 3:14:00 PM
Thanks Douglas. It means a lot. Have a great day my friend.
Date: 4/19/2019 12:21:00 PM
Interesting. I think every one feels this way on the first day of work. Good one. Thank you for the visit.
Login to Reply
McHattie Avatar
David McHattie
Date: 4/19/2019 2:46:00 PM
The first day of work is always a bit challenging. Have a great day.
Date: 4/19/2019 12:14:00 PM
What a talent you are. Send some my way please? This is a knockout piece, Kim! Take a bow! You inspire me, Panagiota
Login to Reply
Romios Avatar
Panagiota Romios
Date: 4/20/2019 9:40:00 AM
No, not meant for Kim. Just an error on the part of one, exhausted poetess.. So sorry, Panagiota
McHattie Avatar
David McHattie
Date: 4/19/2019 2:45:00 PM
This may have been meant for Kim, but I will take it as my own with all the false modesty I can muster. Stay frosty my friend.