Renda Writer

Rookie (8/17/78 / NYC)

Renda Writer - Cubicle Cages - Poem by Renda Writer

Work to live or live to work

For better or for worse
Most of us put work first

But what hurts worse
Is the world was built by blue shirts
But white shirts get respect first

It should be vice verse in the network
What's your net worth?

Evenly disperse
The paychecks and the perks

Who ever gets first
Is whoever knows how the network

And the experts
Do less work
While the rest work
Til' their heads hurt

Excessive stress and work
Is situation red alert

We're working for oppressive jerks
'Til our backs and our necks hurt

Interview is the first date
First impression

Flirt

Fired from a line of work
Surrounded by spineless lying jerks
Frowns surrounded by smirks

But now I'm outta work

Working hard or hardly working
This is hard
Cause not working hardly works
And it's hurting

Looking for a job in a city where jobs hide
All time jobless high
National debt is colossal sized
A need to eat and stay alive
Collides with human pride

War is prophesized
Even the prophets lie
And still jobs hide
Behind curtains of diversions
I'm nervous
Working on the side

Haven't found a job so far
Only found the sound of jinglin' change
Inside of an empty pocket

Listen close for the hot stock tip
Just to get to the top quick
And that's it

Now get back in your cage


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Poem Submitted: Sunday, May 13, 2007

Poem Edited: Friday, February 25, 2011


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