Post more comments

Laurence Overmire


Sad Sacked


He was a weird fellow

Sat around reading books when he
Should have been working
Well, at least
LOOKING like he was working
Not that there’s all that much
Work to do really
But it’s important to our customers
That we always look like we’re working
It gives them confidence
That they’re dealing with good, honest
Americans
Not a bunch of idiots who sit around

Reading books.


(Previously published in Temenos, May 2007)

Submitted: Saturday, April 12, 2008

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Sad Sacked by Laurence Overmire )

Enter the verification code :

Read all 1 comments »

Top Poems

  1. Phenomenal Woman
    Maya Angelou
  2. The Road Not Taken
    Robert Frost
  3. If You Forget Me
    Pablo Neruda
  4. Still I Rise
    Maya Angelou
  5. Dreams
    Langston Hughes
  6. Annabel Lee
    Edgar Allan Poe
  7. If
    Rudyard Kipling
  8. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings
    Maya Angelou
  9. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
    Robert Frost
  10. Invictus
    William Ernest Henley

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. The Green Flash ll, Morgan Michaels
  2. AN UGLY WAR VERSUS A PRETTY PEACE, MOHAMMAD SKATI
  3. Mosley Manor, marriam anderson
  4. Desire, Avinash Nair
  5. My Grieving Heart, Enyinwa Okechukwu Enyinwa
  6. The Green Flash, Morgan Michaels
  7. The Rough Guide to Romantic Comedy, James Thomas Miller
  8. Recessional, James Thomas Miller
  9. Poverty Streets, Darren David Weaver
  10. Destiny, Jesus James Llorico

Poem of the Day

poet Ambrose Bierce

Weather
by Ambrose Bierce

Once I dipt into the future far as human eye could see,
And I saw the Chief Forecaster, dead as any one can be--
Dead and damned and shut in Hades as a liar from his birth,
...... Read complete »

   

Member Poem

911
by Albert Ahearn

[Hata Bildir]