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A NICELY ENDED DAY!

A NICELY ENDED DAY

 

Looking back west toward the sun,

My shift had still had time to run…

Found a bright sun dog

Near the setting sun logged,

That vertical rainbow was one!

It wasn’t the end of my day,

But looked pretty good, anyway…

It was a day filled

With good, slightly chilled,

The high thirties is where it generally stayed.

Got a lot of good things done,

And timing of things…spot on…

My first job was through

Without a call for the loo,

It’s rare to keep it that long…!

 

–Jonathan Caswell

 

 

A MATTER OF PRIORITIES

A MATTER OF PRIORITIES

 

Working two jobs at a time,

On the same day may be fine…

For younger blokes

Who pay for smokes,

But I’ve got to stay in line.

When at a guard shack post,

Cars sneak up like ghosts…

Upon you so quick

You’d better stick

To looking out for them the most!

Thus spending time writing verse

Could turn out to be a curse…

Not concentrating

On the job could be fating

A guard for unemployment or worse.

But a number of slow times there are,

To be watchful for that truck or car…

That may try to sneak

Past before you speak

About renewing that temporary permit card.

Writing becomes rather terse

When it’s too busy to write verse….

But it can be done

When slow times come,

Without the effects so adverse!

 

–Jonathan Caswell