Tuesday, November 2, 2004

I do miss working

Remember the old saying, "An idle mind is the Devil's workshop"?  Now that I've been at home recuperating for so long, I understand it fully; here's a poem I wrote yesterday along these lines:

MISSING MY JOB
© copyright November 1, 2004
Donna Wood

Wnen I worked, I got away from all upsetting news;
I was not caught up in gloomy TV newsroom views.
I was much too tired at night to harbor fears and dreadings,
And did not have time to spend obsessing on beheadings.

Now it seems I doubt the very fiber of our nation
(I can't think that any politician's our salvation).
My workplace was a haven from the grim and unexpected:
Little did I understand how well I was protected.

When I worked, I didn't even know when it was raining.
I could laugh at other people's moaning and complaining.
When I worked, I found the time to have a little fun:
Someone please just wake me up when this election's done.

 

3 comments:

toonguykc said...

You write very well!  I've said it many times here.  Maybe this downtime came along so you could refine your craft?

ksquester said...

I loved your poem, especially. the line....I can't think that any politician's our salvation.    Anne

plieck30 said...

A very good one, but then they all are and its true too. Paula