"BOY, be ASSURED you'll keep YOUR job
By doing as you're TOLD!
WE entertain suggestions...IF
They fit within OUR mold.
We hope you'll show incentive...to
Stay HERE extemded hours,
We'll even let you THINK...at times
(Your mindset must match OURS!)
Be here ON TIME and miss NO days
Show loyalty and ZEAL.
And NEVER let it cross your mind
To lie or cheat or steal!
You'll 'bend' youeself to ANY task
And NEVER make a 'peep.'
Just bear in mind..the minimum
Of wages...still ain't cheap!
And be ASSURED our benefits
Will ALL your needs fulfill.
Insurance...that you buy through US...
Will pay your band-aid bill.
Vacation? Glad YOU brought that up;
We'll make it worth your while;
You have to say "I LOVE MY JOB!"
Remembering to smile!
Each FIFTY times you've said those words
LIKE THAT...you've earned a DAY...
Unless, of course, a huge workload
Is squarely in the way."
We covered all the 'ins' and 'outs'
And still, he called me BOY.
He made it clear he had the 'touch'
To bother and annoy.
Now, in my reverie I sit...
Faint solace do I find;
I've got my mem'ries off my 'chest'
But now they haunt my mind.
So...I am what 'they' call mature;
What hair remains...is white;
The little brain...beneath...recalls
Youth's hot, explosive nights;
Of cruising on the town's 'Main Street"
With lots of time to chat.
But after I became...ASSURED...
Thers's been no time for that.
ASSURED the 'Main Drag' still exists...
I think I'll take a peek....
Because , you see, BOY, I forgot.....
That I retired last week!
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