by Pamela L. Dow
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by Pamela L. Dow
Once I was a waitress, at our local ice cream shop,
Sundaes, milkshakes, double dips, the orders never stopped.
Trying hard to do a great job, I dropped a banana split.
The boss came over to say good-bye, I told him I would quit.
Once I was a sales clerk, at the old town five and dime,
Curtains, shades, and mini-blinds would help to pass the time.
So many weeks of losing sales, the customers grew thin,
That ďSuper Mega Retail ComplexĒ destroyed itís competition.
Once I was a Therapy Tech. at the local nursing home,
Helping patients to exercise, so many moans and groans.
Working with these residents held great importance to me,
None of them were strangers, they all became my family.
Once I was a MailLady at the Post Office here in town.
Biting dogs and nasty weather, would never get me down.
The volume of mail kept rising, my truck was always packed,
All these years have taken their toll, and finally broke my back.
Now Iím stuck at home here, itís hard to get around,
I wear a smile to hide the pain, my tears donít make a sound.
Although my life spun upside down, no time for feeling blue,
Thereís many things I need to say, and a few I still can do.
The damage locked inside my spine, has been so hard to face,
Donít look for me in marathons, but keep me in the race.
Back and leg brace, metal canes are fashions I must wear,
People feel very uneasy and try hard not to stare.
Too many thoughts of worry on what will lie ahead,
The doctors always try new things, including lots of meds.
My days of working 9 to 5, now gone for something new,
Iíve found the skill of authorship, my next story may be about you.
(C) 2000 P.L. Dow
"We live a lifetime of moments, each one with the potential to throw us off course."
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|Reviewed by Julia
|I thought that poem was horrible!!!!!!!!!!!11|
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|Reviewed by Victoria Murray
|Very nicely written!
|Reviewed by E T Waldron
|Fabulous writing, and an even better attitude. All the best to you, whatever your endeavors, and one day at a time gets us there...;-)|