Seán O Muiríosa

Rookie - -6 Points (A Thursday,1987 / Tiobraid Arann)

Reality Of The Working Student

Poem by Seán O Muiríosa

I smile like I mean it
Behind the smooth chest high counter
As they stroll in and out
Paying only when they want to –
“Sure tis only the young fella.”

Think I give a damn
If you pay or you don’t?
What bothers me more is your contempt
It's crystal to me
You’ve more than your finances spent.

Comments about Reality Of The Working Student by Seán O Muiríosa

  • Chelsea DeVries (4/16/2009 8:07:00 PM)

    You are most likely my favorite poet on this site. I love your writing.: D

    All the best,
    Chelsea DeVries
    God Bless!(Report)Reply

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  • Goldy Locks (2/18/2007 10:58:00 PM)

    used to work the drawer at a campus deli before moving up to cocktailing.

    Dude, i wish you would come back.. sjg(Report)Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 26, 2005

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 23, 2005