Saturday, September 12, 2009

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:


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!


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,

Unknown 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 well as the cool shadows on that squiggly carpet!

Miranda said...

Nice shadows!

LA Nickers said...

So imaginative and fun.