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>Day 22: "My Work"


Here was the Day 22 prompt: “For today’s prompt, I want you to write a work-related poem. Work doesn’t have to be the main feature of the poem, but I want you to “work” it in somehow. And remember: There are different types of work. Of course, there are the activities that gain you fortune and fame (or not), but then, there’s also housework, exercise, volunteering, etc. I’m sure you’ll “work” it out.” Read more at: April PAD Challenge: Day 22

“My Work”

My work you may know by now
Is all about reading, writing, words
All of it tough as Barthes’ bark
More intriguing than embedded quarks
Willy nilly wild as the unimaginable Snark!
It’s all about dirty pretty jaunty words
When they split into sharp-edged shards
They frighten all the evil sharks
Of this real world to hide and duck
From my little job, pen and paper work.
Work’s worship? Yeah, it even stops warships
Awesome, right? So I love my work!
I live inside my meta forests of words
Dive daily into the alphabet soups
Though never for a wee moment stoop
To conquer the power of them stark.
The book’s my work, the journal’s my ark
This printed page and those lettered barks
That shake the world of ideas, but hark!
Not an easy game of dice this word-ful work
It pays so damn little for all your luck
To finish it I’m sometimes up ‘fore Foucault’s lark.

Image from the Internet: Ford Madox Brown, “Work” (1852–63), Wikimedia


6 comments on “>Day 22: "My Work"

  1. anu
    April 23, 2009

    >Well captured! a mentor told me long ago “keep working, money and fame will find you”, just wish it finds its way sooner 🙂

  2. Violetwrites
    April 23, 2009

    >like meta forest of words

  3. fleuve-souterrain
    April 23, 2009

    >Thanks Violet! Love ya!Anu, gracias! I hope that does happen a bit, ha ha!

  4. tikulicious
    April 23, 2009

    >;) lovely.. forests of words, alphabet soups . very interesting..

  5. priti aisola
    April 23, 2009

    >Well-said! And very enjoyable the wit and the humor.

  6. fleuve-souterrain
    April 23, 2009

    >Thanks Tiku! wordy words!Thx Priti, happy I could emerge as the witty poet too!

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This entry was posted on April 22, 2009 by in April PAD, My Work, Nabina Das, Poem a Day, Poetic Asides, poetry.
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