Work
Poems

Work

Okay, Okay, I know what you will say

I am too tired and weary at the end of the day

But suppose you were to look at it this way

If I don’t work, how will I get payed?

Alright, Alright, but before you sigh

Think of all that your paycheck can buy

Yes, I agree it may not be a lot

But it’s better than staying home or have you forgot?

Think of all the experiences you can get

Think of all the nice, welcoming people you have met

You are very smart and intelligent, please don’t forget

So think of all the possibilites I haven’t even mentioned yet

Think about work as something you can do

To touch the lives of those who come in contact with you

You are there to make a difference in your office

Think like that and you’ll feel better, I promise

Think of work as something that needs to be done

So you can make time for something more fun

I know it’s hard so I won’t pretend

But think of work as a means to an end

Find something about work that is even ‘okay’

Then give it your best day after day

And when you feel like crying, inbetween each sob

Send up a prayer and thank God you have a job

Times will come when you feel down and sad

Other times you’ll make someone smile and you’ll know it’s not that bad

And when you are overwhelmed and can’t take another minute

Just remember you have me. You are not alone in it.

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Sherona Brown