Quiet Poetry Lounge : Just Why Do We Work?

Discussion in 'Black Poetry - Get Your Flow On!' started by Bishop, Mar 12, 2003.

  1. Bishop

    Bishop Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    We get up out of our sleep
    Either in the morning or at night
    To got to work
    Day after day we go to work
    Come home
    Go to work
    Come home
    All so we can have 2 days off
    If you’re lucky
    And then the cycle start over again
    The Bible says that a man that don't work, don't eat
    so for at least 25 good years
    We work
    Oh I guess we do it for the paycheck
    Our stipend
    For going to work
    Day after day
    But Uncle Sam takes his cut
    And that guy named medical and life
    Get they’re kickback as well
    Never mind the horrible service they give you
    Hey but there’s my guy 401K
    But I can’t talk to him until I leave here
    And who is FICA????
    Anyway
    got enough left to put gas in the car
    Or buy a bus pass for the month
    Put some food in the cabinets
    This is why we work
    Take care of families
    But if both parents are working
    Who taking care of the kids?
    They are
    unless you got to pay for a sitter or daycare
    Which means mo money from the paycheck
    This is why we work
    Hey its vacation time
    Got enough time, but not enough money
    So let’s go to Mississippi, Arkansas, or Tennessee
    That way we save on the hotel cost by staying with Big Momma an’em
    Yeah I remember why we work
    We work cause if we work long enough
    We can retire from working
    Reward for working so long
    And we get a pension too….woooweeeee
    But pension less that what I get from working
    Uncle Sam jacked me again
    Robbed me of my pension
    Depleted social security
    Ain’t giving out no medicare
    So it looks like the time I really need to work
    Is when I retire from work
    Got to back to work
    Driving school bus part time
    Or working in the grocery store
    Day after day
    Go to work
    Come home
    Go to work
    All for two days off
    Just so I can live.
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    dayummmm! man if i could stop working i could live
    but dis working me to death

    why should we work !?
    to eat
    or pay bills
    no funds left to even take in a movie
    or buy new shoes
    who wins
    or who lose.....??????? hummmm! i wonder
     
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    4 LETTER WORD

    Baby, Work Out!

    1poetsought ~
     
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    $$RICH$$ Lyon King Admin. STAFF

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    or get worked under
     
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    watzinaname Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    Oftentimes that's what it feels like a constant grind, even when we enjoy what we do, we get awfully tired, dog tired. I hear ya on this.
     
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    PLATINUMILLITY1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    WHHHOOOOOAAA
    Now I REALLY felt this one!!!!!
    smh
    And that IS how bad it is getting and gotten......Take Take Take is how the MAN makes his day
    We work to live but can not get away......Our Lives are THEIR meaning

    :uhoh: Brother BISHOP WHERE YOU AT!!!!!!!!!??????????????? lQQn
    COME BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAACK!!!!!:em2400: