David Harris

Veteran Poet - 1,284 Points (18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

A World That Makes You Wonder


There are people, mainly bosses
who get rid of the best
and replace them with the worst.
Hoping that the worst
are going to perform miracles,
but all they do is drag the firm down.

In education, the worst
are applauded and awarded
for wasting money
that should be used
for furthering education.
Bring it up to higher standards.

Yet if you work hard,
you are chastised for doing so.
The Government will bend over backwards
to help those who never want to work.
However, those who do work hard
normally end up on a minimum wage.

My conclusion to all this is,
well it is very simple.
They lazier you are,
the better thought of you are.
You will get all the praise and benefits.
Work hard and they will just use you
to do the work the lazy ones should do.

4 June 2008

Submitted: Saturday, July 12, 2008

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  • Rookie JoAnn McGrath (7/13/2008 10:53:00 AM)

    BOY does this hit home...every summer I'm stuck with a crew of young kids that don't want to work....and a boss who lets them get away with it....so who do you think gets stuck with all the work....ME...problem is..if it doesn't get done at all or done right in the first place...it's a reflection on ME....not the ones that leave at the end of summer...and I take pride in my work....so I bite the bullet and continue on.....all the while boiling inside of the words you just wrote.....if I could give this a 110...I would: O) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 0 Points Lynda Robson (7/12/2008 4:19:00 PM)

    It is indeed an unjust world David, let's hope things change soon,10
    Lynda xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Andrew mark Wilkinson (7/12/2008 4:07:00 PM)

    The old saying comes to mind, the harder you work the less they think of you... Andy 10 (Report) Reply

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