Saturday, September 12, 2009

Shift Work



SHADOW SHOT SUNDAY
SHIFT WORK

We sit here idly in the sun but you couldn't say we're shirkers.
We're the furniture equivilent of what are called shift-workers.
Our lives may seem so easy as we gaze out at the sea;
Nobody's sitting on us; we feel all calm and free.
But, come the setting of the sun and the opening of the bar,
Ours will be a very different sort of life, by far.
Paunchy men, with bellies, will slide up on our seats,
Rather drunk and having eaten snack-food that repeats!
And silly girls with alcohol, as brainless as a feather,
Will lurch and giggle up to us and spill stuff on our leather!
Then somebody will pick a fight, lifting one seat by a leg,
Ready to hit a bosom friend, or at least to make him beg!
The music will blare-out constantly, the laughter will be insane!
Someone will have to lurch outside and vomit in the drain!
They wont go home till morning! And we'll be quite done-in
By the shouting and the singing and the drinking and the din!
Someone will wipe us over, so at least we'll feel renewed,
When they rub off all the finger-marks and bits of sticky food.
Now we're dreaming through the afternoon, and we're feeling almost blessed.
Don't disturb our siesta!
I think we deserve a rest!
*
Saturday Night Fever here:

11 comments:

Jonny Hamachi said...

Diggin It.

Martha Z said...

Nice shadows and words to make me smile at first because they are so witty and then to ponder because they are thought provoking. Good post.

Sylvia K said...

I agree, thought provoking and funny and clever -- as always!

Have a great day!

Sylvia

Hey Harriet said...

I love your poems! You're so funny and clever! Nice shadow shot too :)

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Yours is a cleverness
I cannot outdo,
So a tip of the hat,
Ma’am—I salute you!


My Shadow Shot

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Loved both...the shot and the writing! Thank you!

storyteller said...

Nifty shadows and wonderful poem! I love your perspectives ;--)

I shared Plumeria shadows at Happily Retired Gal and 'doggy shadows' at Small Reflections this week.
Hugs and blessings,

Jane ... said...

That's a really cool SS and the verse made me laugh. So glad I'm not a bar stool, even for a day!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

Clever & quite captivating is the story of your barstools...as well as the cool shadows on that squiggly carpet!

~Just me again~ said...

Nice shadows!

Linda - Nickers and Ink said...

So imaginative and fun.