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THE GATEHOUSE WILLIES

THE GATEHOUSE WILLIES

 

Covering a gatehouse for the last two weeks,

Discovering memory fails us in what we seek…

After all

It is so small,

It is loud whenever one speaks!

Two adults in that tight space,

One must always give place…

To the other,

It’s a bother

Standing face-to-face.

Tomorrow’s my last day,

Then the “new guy” will stay…

With more room

I assume,

To arrange things better his way!

I always will go back,

Even with dead train tracks…

For a period slight

It was MY SITE,

But that was twelve years ago, to the day…!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

NOTE:  Not sure it was to the exact day of today….but that rhymes better!  It WAS about twelve years ago!

 

LIKE THIS JOB…NOT ALL OF IT!

LIKE THIS JOB…NOT ALL OF IT!

(I gotta come up with fancier titles!-J.C.)

 

A Site Manager came to me,

Commenting that I must be…

Pleased with this work

And love to lurk

At that place constantly.

Did I really love this job?

I don’t wish to sound a snob…

It’s not all joy

At that employ,

It’s a way to earn a “bob”.

It once was “my site”,

With a wish to work it right…

The account was lost

And I bore the cost,

Of higher-ups with consideration “light.”

The uncertainty of when traffic comes,

Definitely sometimes bums…

Folks tend to flash by

When one’s eye

Is distracted by hearing different drums.

At this guard post you cannot sit down

For long, with traffic around…

To stand in the door

With regs to implore,

And directions to where trucks are bound.

The worse thing about all of this,

Depending on others to piss…

Bathrooms are over there

So schedule with care,

Leaving your post you can “kiss”!

(your job goodby!!!)

 

–Jonathan Caswell