Buddy Bee Anthony

Silver Star - 3,217 Points (Portland Oregon)

The Work Song - Poem by Buddy Bee Anthony

I hate to work
I don't want your job
Not gonna play your fool
be a corporate cog
I don't want no promotion Ms.
Not gonna learn the biz
What don't you understand
Ties leave marks around my neck
to beat the band

I might as well admit it

my life's alot cooler
without a job in it
Ladies and men
Let me say it again
I hate to work
Got somethin important on your mind
no matter how terrific

Only fault they gonna find
at that they are prolific
You can't smoke
a cigarette at work
can't hum any happy tunes
Folk breathin all the way down your neck
Day never end too soon

Learnin how to make my money,
without punchin a clock
wearin a geeky haircut
and actin funny.
I hate to work.
If it's not for free.
It's not for me, honey
you can keep your dirty money.
Computer down, computer up
race car folk rushin up and back with
the red flag.
Coffee colder in your cup,
Jack,
what a drag.
It's why I hate to work
don't want your job
rather be sittin by the swimming pool
sippin somethin sweet
just me and you.
not gonna cut my hair
cause, I'm strictly wash and wear.

I hate to work.
Won't be fillin out no applications
Won't see me leafin through no classifieds
Doctor
you can skip the blood pressure medications
to get a job

everything about me'd
have to be
bold face lies.
That's why I hate to work.''
ladies and men, I'll say it again.
I hate to work.

Won't be pushin wet greasy mop buckets
sorry bossman about
your job I'm gonna have to take a pass
and chuck it.
I hate to work
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
Friday, Saturday

Here comes another long busman's holiday.
Six ah one a half dozen of the other.
Don't need more bossy ladies
tellin me what to do
already got me too many mothers.
Please don't make me work too hard
for the money, sonny.
I'm not working your lands
nor plowin your fields
I wont be shakin no hands
or cutting done deals
stayin up real late
won't hesitate
to take another day
another week
another month
another year
another fine decade
off from work.

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, December 22, 2011

Poem Edited: Wednesday, July 5, 2017


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