Treasure Island

Joseph Anderson


A Working Man's Blues

The other day, after nearly 50 years of working
as a custom draperies fabricator, I had a down day.
This little limerick style ditty resulted-

For every order there's a season;
A time to sew and a time to sweep,
A time to bill and a time to pleat,
A time for sweat and deep regret
For an earlier job I didn't keep.

Ah! That seems to help

Submitted: Tuesday, May 15, 2012

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  • Elena Sandu (5/26/2012 8:00:00 PM)

    Wow,50 years in the same job! with great admiration I shall bow. I guess you have really strong ethics if for all these years had only one down day. (Report) Reply

  • Captain Cur (5/23/2012 12:09:00 PM)

    Perfect, now I need to write one for five centuries pirating on the seas.
    Mom, between slaps, said I should have been a used boat dealer. (Report) Reply

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