Thursday, May 18, 2006

Work for Pay

Too many people hate or endure their jobs. Since habit and fear are tough taskmasters, here's my two cents on the matter:

Work for pay
is not the way
to need
or lead
or heed
or plead.

Work for pay
can be ok
when you accept,
inspect,
reject and
trek.

Work for pay
you might attest
is not the best,
without the zest,
even with the smallest
crest.

But since you still
must pay the bills,
plan refills,
fuel the tills, and
climb the hills

And work you must,
avoid the rust,
and dust,
mistrust and
crust.

Try instead
to work for joy
Use your head
and make your bed
Don't stay wed
when all is said.

Work and feel
keep it real,
Maybe heal,
Sometimes squeal,
and now and then
accept the deal.

When work and joy
combine—oh boy!
Time put in
where there’s a grin,
perhaps the sin
of an easy win,

So find the path
Let it last
Have a blast,
Make it fast
And in the doing
The joy is cast.

5 comments:

  1. I particularly love this stanza:

    Work and feel
    keep it real,
    Maybe heal,
    Sometimes squeal,
    and now and then
    accept the deal.

    Great stuff, KJ, but so hard sometimes!

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  2. amen, a. too hard for fun lovin' girls who deserve better!

    :)

    kj

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  3. "So find the path
    Let it last
    Have a blast,
    Make it fast
    And in the doing
    The joy is cast."

    Love it! Well said.

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  4. kj… thanks for the kind words… sometimes i feel like i want to be a writer but i am not consistant enough… i know… that just means i should do it more so i will get better at it… and thank you for the encouragement…

    as to your work for pay it strikes a chord in me… about a year ago, i had had enough and gave up that part of my life… i still work… but my wife; god bless her… has enough work that she has let me do what i can from home and be more of a father to our girls… so, for now, i have found my path although soon it will be my wife's turn to head down a new path that will let her work from home and i think i will be back on the path to finding the best work for pay i can find…

    keep working… keep writing… keep living…

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  5. thanks, michael. i'll keep up with your blog from time to time and hope you do the same. i'm working from home myself--i love the flexibility!

    kj

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