A quirky tale about a "normal" day. Really rhyming couplets cast into 4 line AABB verses
ANOTHER WORKING DAY
I yawn and stretch and scratch my head
Reluctant, tumble out of bed
Then coffee! Ah, the cup that cheers
Better than a dozen beers.
I read the paper, groan and curse
Could the news be any worse?
The funnies ease away the pain
And set me for the day again.
I kiss my wife a fond adieu
Then hurry for the transport queue
The bus is running late today
Well, when it does, why should I pay?
Still, rules are rules, avoid a fight
Cough up the cash, just do it right
I’m in on time—that’s a relief
Say “Good morning” to the chief.
Settle in my office chair
My case notes are already there
Starting with a brand new client
Help him be more self-reliant
Write up the notes, now that’s a bore
I have to see another four
Talks with colleagues, letters, notes
Ring suppliers for their quotes.
Take a break and rush my lunch
‘He won’t turn up now’ that’s my hunch
Back to work and, yes, he’s here
Take it slowly, make things clear
Finish my routine by five
Check to see I’m still alive
Hurry for the early bus
Which, if I miss, there’ll be a fuss.
Greet my wife; she’s looking great
But teaching keeps her rather late
I help her make the evening meal
She boils and bakes, I chop and peel.
The meal all done, now relaxation
Turn TV to another station
But nothing there to stimulate
Give it away, it’s getting late.
And so to bed, we’ve done it right
That makes a change, an early night
Sleep comes quickly, then the dreams
Everything not what it seems.
Tomorrow is another day
Time for work and time for play
Into each life a little rain
Brother, here we go again.