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Best Work Poems

Below are the all-time best Work poems written by Poets on PoetrySoup. These top poems in list format are the best examples of work poems written by PoetrySoup members


Hard Times
When hard times come they sit a spell,
Like kin folk come to stay
A-packin' troubles, pets an' kids
That always get ‘n your way.
It's drought an' flood,...

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© Jim Fish  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: work, cowboy-western, family, funny, life,



Who Am I
I am the ring around Saturn
spinning words as particles of ice and dust
with the power to transcend

I am the original chosen to be right here...

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© humble b  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: work, black african american, faith,

Premium Member A Woman's Work Is Never Done
"A Woman's Work Is Never Done",
a phrase that's often heard.
There's a lot of truth that's hidden,
just in those few words.

She has to cook and clean...

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Categories: dedication, motherwork, work,

Premium Member A Joyless Job
At the window, palms under my chin,
such beauty I see, out the frosted pane,
I was mesmerized, it showed in my grin,
so picture perfect, the snow...

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Categories: work, childhood, humor, jobs, snow,

Faith, Trust and Irony
She's dressed in freshly laundered scrubs,
a floral top and pants pale blue.
There for a moment to hand me a gown,
and tell me what to do.

As...

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Categories: caregiving, health, work, me,

We Worked Long Enough
I laugh out loud
every time I hear a politician say,
that the best way to enrich a black person's life,
is to give them a job
Give them...

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Categories: slavery, society, truth, work,

Premium Member Response of A Harried Housewife To Her Spouse
“The
children
are always
interrupting.
You never have time
for me,” her husband whined
as he dropped his dirty clothes
right there on the floor by the bed.
Trying not to roll her...

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Categories: wife, work, me,

My father is a Soldier
My father is a hero.
He stands so tall and proud.
His hands are firm, But gentle.
He stands out in a crowd.
People stop to Thank him.
For Freedom...

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Categories: family, father, love, work,

Premium Member One Good Thing
In the late 1970s, I was going home on a Friday evening,
and needed a little more fuel in my truck, 
enough to get back to...

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Categories: life, memory, poverty, work,

Premium Member New Deal
New Deal

Black Tuesday
     October 1929
     Vanishing wealth; stocks decline

Great Dust Bowl
     Windstorms and...

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Categories: history, socialwork, work,

Premium Member Doctor Ram: The Soup's Golden Voice
our beloved brother from India
Dr. Ram’s words are better than gold

board his magic carpet
woven with wit, intellect and insight

soar through sagas steeped in mythology
captivating revelations...

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Categories: dedication, peoplewords, work, work,

Premium Member Where did my life go
Where did my life go ?
 
Oh, how I would like my life back !
It seems the fabric of time has developed a crack,
and through...

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Categories: work, life, work, time,

Interview
Sitting in a cloak of black conservatism:

I feel my hands,
oily on the desk like shortening in
slate gray cookie pans,
the speedway inside forcing the absence of...

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Categories: business, funny, on work

Edgar Allan Poe
I was inspired once a long time ago
By something that I read
I never knew such amazing things
Could fill the inside of my head

I always thought...

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Categories: on work and workingwrite,

Premium Member Retail Christmas 2
It's one week till Christmas
And we've had enough
Of grumpy old shoppers
Complaining about stuff.

They hate the line-ups,
They hate the cashiers.
They won't be happy 
Till they have...

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Categories: funny, on work and

Sweet Purpose
I have come to the point of decision
And I have decided in favour of love

Wisdom is not solely measured by experience
But more by capacity for...

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Categories: inspirational, on work and

Journey of Dreams
I 
venture
Into art,
Casting myself,
I am focused with no destination.



_____________________________
For Brian's FIVE & TWENTY contest...

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Categories: on work and working

Premium Member My Chair of Support
My favourite chair
Said to me one night
Hey! Highlander
What you going to write
 
Is it going to be a fantasy
A Haiku or a Senyru
What ever comes...

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Categories: inspirational, life, on work

Premium Member Clumsy
He was clay potato
in raspberry field
exposed, clumsy
between delicate gossip
     He turned his back
     fingers in fissures 
...

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Categories: longing, metaphor, work,

Premium Member The Workplace Wee
If someone at work saw my Mary,
I’d resign just as quick as can be,
But men have to face this fear squarely,
When they go for a...

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Categories: work, fun, funny, humor, humorous,

The Color Missing
The Color Missing
Red, black, and blue are the colors of our work pens. Red is the color of the blood we spill on other people’s...

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Categories: work, abuse, age, art, business,

Premium Member The Home Maker
She wore a gingham apron,
battled dirt on hands and knees
while garments washed swayed brightly
on a clothesline in the breeze.

She sewed and worked a garden,
did the...

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Categories: dedication, work

The Place that Shaped Me
  I left my
  heart   in 
 a magical 
  place. A
  place that
  holds years
 of wonder...

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Categories: work, cowboy-western, family, growing up,

Premium Member Keep It Turnin' to the Right
Oklahoma cowboy, tough coal miner’s son
Born in Henryetta, south of Tulsa some
Raised by daddy’s momma, taught him wrong from right
Daddy taught him ropin’, taught him...

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© Roy Jerden  Create an image from this poem.
Categories: work, day, earth, funny, life,

Cash Gone in Tax
Cash
Slashed by
Uncle Sam
Hard earned wages
Burned as income tax
Cash gone like blowing wind
Tax is not like sweet vermouth
This is just like pulling hen’s tooth
Tax going up,...

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Categories: work, business, confusion, depression, life,