Keen to impress his colleagues,
Simon made a delicious batch of sourdough bread.
With each mouthful, everyone warmed to him.
They started giving him funny nicknames
like BREAD MAN and CRUMB KING and
STOP TRYING TO BRIBE ME AND GET BETTER
AT YOUR JOB YOU FUCK.
© Carl Burkitt 2019
This poem is part of a challenge for National Poetry Writing Month 2019 – a poem a day celebrating an interesting US national day.
Father Christmas may only visit once a year
but Sweet Papa Bolger is always near
handing out laughter and advice
and the reminder to be nice.
With van loads of cheer delivered
every day and every year
Papa Bolger celebrates your worth
with the gift of a grin and a #LoveYourWork.
The maid sat back as her eight colleagues were milking their boss’s cows.
“I’m pretty sure this isn’t in our job description,” she said.
An almighty crashing sound came from inside the house as a bunch of farmer’s struggled to dust the delicate, dining room crockery.
© Carl Burkitt 2018