Workplace Adversity

Sometimes I feel like I have the hardest job in the world!  However, the good news is that I’m not alone.  Apparently, there’s a boatload of others floating in the same sea with me!

Workplace Adversity

Some days I get no respect
And my words go unheard
No one gives me praises
And my requests are oft thought absurd

I can’t claim any sick days
I get no paycheck bonuses
I make my own coffee
And wash everyone’s dishes

I’m on call 24/7
And I can’t even pee
Without someone looking
Or calling for me

My job is to stay at home
My boss is my family
Although the work is very hard
Nowhere else I’d rather be

I get paid with hugs and kisses
I hear laughter all day
I know I make a difference here
Would I quit this job? No way!


Day 14 of 2012 November PAD challenge.


I’ve been here for an eternity
Practically since I was born
I sleep and I wake here
Every night and morn

These white bars surround me
Even in my dreams
I think I’ll be here forever
At least, that’s how it seems

Although it’s quite comfortable too
I sometimes feel lonely here
Because everyone always leaves me
When I’m inside, they all disappear

I cry and laugh
I squeal and wail
I babble on and on
All to no avail

I am stuck here in this crib
Too little to climb out
I just can’t liberate myself
Growing up is the only way out!

“A Letter And A Recipe”

Day 13 of 2012 November PAD challenge.

“Mom’s” Recipe

Dear Children,

1 mommy is all I am
2 hands have I got
1 pound-ing headache and
3 cups of coffee from the pot

Mix in some sore muscles.
Sprinkle a dose of vertigo.
Let me sit aside to cool
for half an hour or so…
Before you shake ‘n bake me
and me hot-headed again.

*And a little tip for you:
If you want to really enjoy me
Sweeten me up with chocolate truffles,
a dozen white roses,
and a quarter slice of cheesecake.

Satisfaction guaranteed!