Work Poem by Matthew Holloway


Rating: 4.9

Forget the nine till five
This modern working life
Calls on all hours of the day
And every day of the week
Like a routine well bedded in
It goes on and on and on
A contractual obligation
Just to pay the bills
Put food on the table
Retirement is anticipated
Till then the working day
Is forever repeated

Sunday, May 19, 2019
Topic(s) of this poem: life,lifestyle,poetic expression,work
Bernard F. Asuncion 23 May 2019

A well worked poem of the day. Congrats, Matthew for being chosen......10+++++++++++++++++++++++

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Mahtab Bangalee 23 May 2019

9 to 5 a robotic life; without this routine none can make living hive!

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Tom Allport 23 May 2019 there is no time to play, time is money so don't delay on trivial pursuits for they don't pay when the master calls better heed his say?

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Work is part and parcel of life except of course those who are born with disabilities. Even the rich born with a silver platter works. A fact of life that has its pains and gratification. An insightful poem. Beautifully written.

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Jennifer Birchall 23 May 2019

The hamster wheel of working life seems never ending. Great poem. Congratulations on POD Matthew

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Julia Luber 18 June 2019

This is a good topic for a poem about the habituation of work. I have had times in my life that I have worked at a front desk from seven am to five thirty pm, also round the clock on a truck, and some years of unemployment: and it's not until those unemployment years that I look back and think, " how could I have ever done that? " It is such a preoccupation of life- the work day and the habituation of work. Interesting to share perspective as a poem.

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Lyn Paul 23 May 2019

We wish for retirement yet we do not want to get old. Work is hard yet when challenges are met and success it is rewarding, Though rewards are sometimes few. Great to read. Oh for the lotto life to help myself and many others.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 23 May 2019

Working is no fun anymore, since it has become an obligation, just to pay the bills and have food on the table. Loveliest expressed, well worded. This poem deserves to be chosen as The Member Poem Of The Day, Hurray! CONGRATULATIONS, Matthew, enjoy this Victory Today. God´s Blessings in Abundance for you and your family.10

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Edward Kofi Louis 23 May 2019

Working life! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us.

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Anil Kumar Panda 23 May 2019

Yeah it is true and very true for the middle class people like us. Deserved to be poem of the day.

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Matthew Holloway

Matthew Holloway

Cheshire, England
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