Sunday, July 20, 2008

A Day Of Rest

One Single Impression: Rest
ClockThe boss walks in, says
"What-You worked only twelve hours?!!"
-resting is for wimps.


He talked with fervor,
Bashing gays and liberals
-not needing a rest.


CribBaby in cradle
sleeps for three hour intervals
-no sleep for mother.
Copyright 2008











19 comments:

SandyCarlson said...

Edward,
The need for rest in each of these comes through! Exhaustion can be a tyrant!

spacedlaw said...

Not a nice boss...

gardenpath said...

No, not a nice boss, but sure sounds familiar. Moms and dads don't get much rest in the early years, do they? Good, up to the times poems.

Quiet Paths said...

All three of these are great! I nod my head! Those who bash often never come up for air... *sigh* And, that sounds like our youngest when he was a baby...

Raven said...

These are fun and very true commentaries on life.

Pam said...

Stuck on the hamster wheel or work. Great poem!

Roswila said...

I've raised a couple babies (not mine by birth, but my roommates', so I was the "other mother") in decades past. I remember all too well what you so clearly get across in that third 'ku. :-)

WillThink4Wine said...

All 3 make me want to take a little nap! Well done!

Geraldine said...

Interesting take on this prompt. This has been a good one for seeing a lot of different thoughts on the same single word. Well done!

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indicaspecies said...

Aw, Why so much stress?
Let's go and grab some rest!

Joyce said...

Bad, bad boss! That's not the way to encourage better employee performance. :P

Your sense of humor shines through your poems. :)

Deborah Godin said...

The need for "rest" wears many face - these three are great!

me ann my camera said...

I found instant anger when reading your first entry; I have know that boss (attitude) before! All three speak of life.

maekitso said...

Great observations. A wonderful entree into the philosophy of rest.

Teri C said...

I love them all but that first one really struck me hard!! So so true.

tumblewords said...

Large truth in a small space! Very nice!

April said...

I enjoyed your haiku. Great images of "no" rest!

Lisa at Greenbow said...

I like all three Kus. I am mad at the boss and the ranter though. Maybe I will take a little rest. tee hee

zoya gautam said...

..three good humored exposures..many thanks..