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Beyond Tired...
by Ed Matlack

Monday, November 17, 2003

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I guess this is humor or possibly poetry from real life, as I wrote it today while working...ed



  DID nothing all weekend long,

  Slept little Sunday night,

  To stay awake today, I had to fight,

  Still had to work, as wouldn’t call out for being tired,

  Wouldn’t want my ass to get fired,

  For with employment situation, I’d be hard pressed to get hired.


Coffee the only thing keeping me going,

Not good for the heart, but what the hell, keep it flowing,

Have another cup or so, who cares if it makes me pee,

As long as it keeps me alert, to a degree.


Driving the same old route, day in & day out,

Has me in the process of other employment to scout,

 Would regret losing this job, as much as I like it,

But the hours here are too haphazard & easy to flout.


Got this case of the sleepies, just about,

Wish I could just take a short nap, doesn’t matter the amount,

Who knows, maybe I can get someone else to cover my route,


                 BUT I DOUBT!




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Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/18/2003
I can relate to this as my brother drives the big trucks and your rendition reminds me of his descriptions of the job from time to time. Thank you. Regis
Reviewed by Jeanette Foresta 11/18/2003
Unemployment and irresponsibility make for pLenty of beauty rest. ;)
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 11/18/2003

o, to HAVE a weekend off LOL nope--like karen, gotta work

hang in there, kiddo...i felt the exhaustion seeping through this well done piece!

(((HUGS))) and love to you and rufuz *wOOf*

karla. :)
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 11/18/2003
i'd give anything to have a weekend off so i could sleep in, but nooooo...i gotta' work! oh, least we HAVE jobs; so many don't! for that we should be grateful! (((HUGS))) and much love to you and to the adorable little furrball named rufuz! your texas friend, karen lynn. :D good write; loved the slant of humor you injected into this write! LOL
Reviewed by Bobbie Hess (Reader) 11/18/2003
Geez . . . we all do that at one point or another. No wonder God put out a recall notice for humans . . . Good call, Ed! b
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 11/17/2003
Pass the coffee! Hmmm wonder if this is why we are not sleeping? Great write!
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 11/17/2003
I've done the same thing sitting at my desk... sigh... very well expressed... I think it's called exhaustion....smiles...
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Trixie Love 11/17/2003
Hi Ed,
How well I know this feeling...
At least you have a sense of humor about

Trixie :)
Reviewed by jude forese 11/17/2003
life certainly has its travails... nice write!
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader) 11/17/2003
Wow Ed this one is sad and well done.
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