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Everyone has to stand Either side of the belt In two big lines. Line managers fill Reserve boxes full of nuts. Then comes the chocolate. A column of chocolate. We have to stand and Watch out for the frays in the belt. We must stay in our lines And trust the boxes have been refilled With nuts. Unending boxes full of nuts, An unending formation of chocolate Coming closer to where we stand. Moving hands ahead blur the belt, Quick and steady hands keeping in line. Already the boxes look less full. The bosses in blue hairnets refill The boxes full to the top of nuts. They oversee the decoration of chocolate. Every day and they do this by sitting By the boxes on the side of the belt, Chatting, or milking power out of nuts. And it’s us on the line Who get the blame when the boxes are empty, And chocolate goes by without being nutted, And they have to chuck away trays of chocolate, We’re sweating from their shouting but we stand; We keep our places by the belt. Our place is by the belt. Either side of the line. We do not wait for the nuts to be refilled. If necessary we will take them from our friends We think only of the chocolate. For as long as it takes, we stand.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2015

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  1. Date: 10/18/2016 7:38:00 AM
    you did it wrong

  1. Date: 6/12/2015 12:54:00 PM
    Samuel.. This is a fabulous write and win!

    James Avatar Samuel James
    Date: 6/14/2015 3:12:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What do you mean by win?? Did I win a comp then???
  1. Date: 6/11/2015 9:03:00 AM
    Hey Samuel.. Way to turn your first write into a winner!

  1. Date: 6/10/2015 5:56:00 AM
    Thanks people :) - did I win a comp?? I'm struggling with the website a bit so I don't know how to check.

  1. Date: 6/9/2015 12:19:00 PM
    wonderful win

  1. Date: 6/8/2015 11:28:00 PM
    Samuel, Congratulations on your wonderful win. Always ~LINDA~

    James Avatar Samuel James
    Date: 6/14/2015 3:17:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What win do you mean? I don't understand?
  1. Date: 6/4/2015 11:41:00 PM
    Samuel, A nice warm WELCOME to poetry soup. I hope you have fun with this wonderful community. You'll find many friendly poets who are ready to support and give positive feedback. I will enjoy following you and your poetry when you are ready :) We are Lucky To Have you. Enjoy Poetry Soup:) Your New Poet Friend @-> LINDA <-@

  1. Date: 6/3/2015 6:37:00 PM
    Hi SAMUEL.. this is a powerful, well constructed write, that I enjoyed reading today! I want to WELCOME you to Poetry Soup, a great place to display your creative, artist works. It's also an ideal place to meet and be shaped by other poets. I read a lot of poems and I'm looking forward to checking out more of your works. PS.. If you have a moment, check out my poems as well. I'm looking forward to becoming friends with those who do (Iron sharpens Iron).. Talk soon, LYRIC MAN

  1. Date: 6/1/2015 11:33:00 PM
    Wonderful and powerful write Samuel, Stopping by with a nice, sweet Welcome to Poetry Soup. I will get much delight in reading and in time become familiar with your verse. As for now, I will greet you with the same smile others passed when I first joined the soup. Wishing you and your poetry the best. I hope you get to meet all the nice poets around here STARTING with me- SKAT :-) Please drop a hello and tell me a little about yourself if you wish. I would like to be your newest poetry soup "FRIEND" Hugs* SKAT

  1. Date: 6/1/2015 2:45:00 PM
    Hey Samuel, stopped by for a visit. This is a wonderful poem, so full of imagery and skill in composition. (It actually put me in mind of an I Love Lucy show. One of the funniest situation comedies I've ever seen). This is so beautifully written and expressed. Well done!! Be Blessed, Neva