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Odd Jobs - Poem by Jericho Brown

I spent what light Saturday sent sweating
And learned to cuss cutting grass for women
Kind enough to say they couldn't tell the damned
Difference between their mowed lawns
And their vacuumed carpets just before
Handing over a five-dollar bill rolled tighter
Than a joint and asking me in to change
A few light bulbs. I called those women old
Because they wouldn't move out of a chair
Without my help or walk without a hand
At the base of their backs. I called them
Old, and they must have been; they're all dead
Now, dead and in the earth I once tended.
The loneliest people have the earth to love
And not one friend their own age—only
Mothers to baby them and big sisters to boss
Them around, women they want to please
And pray for the chance to say please to.
I don't do that kind of work anymore. My job
Is to look at the childhood I hated and say
I once had something to do with my hands.


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  • Silver Star - 3,227 Points Soumita Sarkar (3/21/2014 4:30:00 AM)

    fine write....do read my lines also..thanks. (Report) Reply

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Poems About Work

  1. 1. Odd Jobs , Jericho Brown
  2. 2. People Who Must , Carl Sandburg
  3. 3. Conscience , Henry David Thoreau
  4. 4. Engines Within The Throne , Cathy Park Hong
  5. 5. Testament , Carl Sandburg
  6. 6. For The Young Who Want To , Marge Piercy
  7. 7. Proximity , Randall Mann
  8. 8. Catawba Cotton Mill, 1908 , David Wojahn
  9. 9. The Conversation , Sandra Beasley
  10. 10. The Way Things Work , Jorie Graham
  11. 11. Swing Shift Blues , Alan Dugan
  12. 12. Work , Henry Van Dyke
  13. 13. Woman Work , Maya Angelou
  14. 14. Work , Robert William Service
  15. 15. Work And Joy , Robert William Service
  16. 16. Quiet Work , Matthew Arnold
  17. 17. Work Chapter Vii , Khalil Gibran
  18. 18. Work , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  19. 19. Working Out , Charles Bukowski
  20. 20. A Million Young Work Men , Carl Sandburg
  21. 21. The Tired Worker , Claude McKay
  22. 22. Working Girls , Carl Sandburg
  23. 23. The Gardener X: Let Your Work Be, Bride , Rabindranath Tagore
  24. 24. Work And Contemplation , Elizabeth Barrett Browning
  25. 25. Many Workmen , Stephen Crane
  26. 26. On No Work Of Words , Dylan Thomas
  27. 27. Not Works , William Cowper
  28. 28. Domestic Work, 1937 , Natasha Trethewey
  29. 29. Job Work , James Whitcomb Riley
  30. 30. A Working Party , Siegfried Sassoon
  31. 31. A Work Of Artifice , Marge Piercy
  32. 32. By Their Works , John Greenleaf Whittier
  33. 33. Work. , Robert Crawford
  34. 34. Work , Emma Lazarus
  35. 35. Making It Work , Philip Levine
  36. 36. Poet's Work , Lorine Niedecker
  37. 37. This Work , Martha Zweig
  38. 38. Invisible Work , Alison Luterman
  39. 39. Love And Work , Rachel Todd Wetzsteon
  40. 40. The Only Work , Glyn Maxwell
  41. 41. By Their Works , Bob Hicok
  42. 42. Life's Work , Rae Armantrout
  43. 43. Gitanjali , Rabindranath Tagore
  44. 44. Michael: A Pastoral Poem , William Wordsworth
  45. 45. A School Song , Rudyard Kipling
  46. 46. Frogs In Chorus , Banjo Paterson
  47. 47. A Castaway , Augusta Davies Webster
  48. 48. $ Work $ , Marvin Brato Sr
  49. 49. Popularity Does Not Always Reflect Qual.. , TaMaRa HaNaRiNg ,(((( PaLeST ..
  50. 50. Beowulf , Charles Baudelaire
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