Lately I have been focusing on my WinterCampers.com poem “I’m Not Going To Lie To You” – but this was a good poem that I wrote for Robert. In 1996 my beloved brother Robert was leaving DMC and his friends were having a going away party for him. Like most activities associated with my brother humor was needed and a roast-type reading was requested.
Since I couldn’t attend my sister Barbara asked me to write something. I told her I couldn’t write something without a hook – what was the hook? In the following days reading the classified ads in the local newspaper I came up with my hook. This is best read from Robert’s point of view. J
I was lying on my couch, this weekend past.
Skimming the paper, and reading it fast.
Scanning the front page, Parade and financial
Searching the classifieds for a deal quite substantial
There in Employment, an ad caught my eye
The details of which I will now amplify.
SITUATION WANTED. EMPLOYMENT DESIRED.
I need a job. I need to be hired.
I am quite handy and intelligent too.
I can reveal all this in the first interview.
Now about this job, I hope to acquire-
The work should be casual, like my attire.
No heavy lifting, or labor too manual.
A salary increase at least 12% annual.
I get up quite early, can be there by eight,
But my cows get out, so often I’m late.
I am a cheerful co-worker (unless I am wishing)
That instead at work I was outdoors fishing
A couple weeks off in months June or July
Depends on the weather, I can’t notify!
Just when I’ll show up or call in that day
I’ll make a $100 by selling this hay.
I labor real hard on this annual event
So when I return my work should relent.
Go a little bit easy, a little compensation.
Before I leave town for my Fall Vacation.
So if you have just the right kind of job
Call me at home and ask for Bob.