Posts tagged ‘work’

November 21, 2017

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by dokurtybitz

Prickly marble
Cold to the touch,
Darting in and out of
Searing streams
Acclimation comes quickly
As the dust grit
From the work day
Sluices off,
Soap
A bubbly, slick sheath,
Flowing off and down the drain.

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September 1, 2017

Towers

by A. Marie

The towers, though goliath and glinting
all look the same, with four sides, four thousand windows,
four hundred workers all at their desks, clattering, and stretching

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August 20, 2017

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by dokurtybitz

Sitting out in the sun
Waiting on the minutes

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August 12, 2017

The Poet

by Charmed Chaos

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The Poet

-Linda Lee Lyberg

The house is quiet so I write
While my Viking soundly sleeps
My rambling mind soars, takes flight
As my humble pencil weeps.

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June 2, 2017

All in a Day’s Work

by Angela Umphers Rueger

Running
going
never
stopping

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February 4, 2017

LET ME OUT

by JJ Merryweather

The lights are buzzing, they’re really far too brightmoor2

The phones don’t stop ringing…this just isn’t right

 

I’m sipping cool tea from a plastic vending cup

There’s too much to do and I want to give up

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December 9, 2016

Time II

by Jem Croucher

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Somedays have legs, they run away
I blink and it’s the end of day
I’ve done my best through frack and fray
But still I wish for more

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November 21, 2016

Dunes

by A. Marie

The sunlight smacks off skyscrapers, the chests
of engines heave and gasp; chemical sweat
drips from every brow, as we wilt and bend
beneath the smothering heat of Monday.

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September 30, 2016

Never Enough

by Nick Anthony

Wake up exhausted.
Fend off fatigue all day long.
Go to bed. Repeat.

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September 13, 2016

Work to live (loop poetry challenge)

by Rhyme In Time

Alas, it’s time to work,
Work to pay the bills.
Bills I pay to live,
Live within a home.
Home where I relax,
Relax until it’s time,
Time to work again.

May 29, 2015

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by dokurtybitz

Oblivion calls
A sweet siren song,
But I can’t listen
Or follow her down
Responsibilities beckon,
Steel fist on my heart
Directing me outwards,
Gawd how I hate
The daily grind

February 28, 2015

Sunshine in St James’

by Jem Croucher

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Centre drum westwards,
Heading home
Once Victoria, chiselled stood
Horse and carriage, silk top hats
For gentlemen to roam

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February 24, 2015

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by dokurtybitz

While away the hours,
Trying to avoid
The future fast approaching,
I slump and nod
Along,

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February 15, 2015

Telford

by Jem Croucher

 

I quite like travelling
But sometimes it’s a chore
Especially when your working day
Is eighteen hours or more

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January 4, 2015

~ Cinderella Syndrome ~

by ladyliterati

 

Lone pillow, long nights
Time slipped by in subtle sighs
Work was all she knew

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November 23, 2014

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by dokurtybitz

Cold sweats
Spasming cramps,
Repeated trips,
A walk of shame,
To the little box,

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September 29, 2014

The Way to Work

by Emily Page

Up the steps, from the Tube
Fresh air hits my lungs
The noise of busy London traffic roars.

I walk past memories,
Of happy times gone by.

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July 12, 2014

Only the Lucky Few

by S. K. Reiter

The repetition begins at an early age,
with competition to make the grades.
It’s early to rise, to knot the ties,
sip your coffee and monetize.

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July 8, 2014

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by dokurtybitz

So bright
I feel the burn
Under my skin,
Familiar kitchen/furnace
Burn
Inside my lungs,
I stumble along

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July 3, 2014

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by dokurtybitz

They call us team
And say we’re working
To build a better whole,
Deeds however
Show who’s the favored one

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June 29, 2014

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by dokurtybitz

Today
I want,
To rend the soul
Out of the still
Screaming husks,
Pile the corpses
Scattered twigs
Left in my wake

May 4, 2014

Uniformity

by Karen
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Widdle waddle
Quack quack

Left right
Quack quack

Listen well
Quack quack

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April 29, 2014

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by dokurtybitz


Lazy git,
Strutting about
Self important peacock
Leaving shit all about,
Your lack of action

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March 15, 2014

Collecting Dust and Spite

by sc0pic

Old and glamorous
The antique machine
Sits idle, and off
Unused in the warehouse
It possesses the long forgotten mating
Of form and function

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February 13, 2014

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by dokurtybitz

Stuck on the smelly end
Used to stir the shit,
Half assed directions
And I’m ready to walk,
Be thankful they tell me

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March 21, 2013

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by dokurtybitz

Stumble in
Half dead thing
Dark silent home
A crowd of one
Basic maintenance

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March 12, 2013

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by dokurtybitz

Double work
Single pay
Give
And give

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February 17, 2013

Work

by Devina

Poetry challenge 3

(via Pinterest)

They scream and they fight

Foreign labourers are stealing their jobs

Would the government hear their plight?

It’s ironic though, I think,

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