No No Says I

krrymarie By krrymarie, 9th Jan 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Just wrote this as been doing a lot of thinking about my life and where I am going with it.

I want to be a lorry driver

When I was little I wanted to be a nurse,
No No said the teacher you wont get your grades
as I messed about with the boys,
paper airplanes were better than maths
and boring old English!

Promised I would settle down in high school
study like crazy, But this did not happen.

Teacher asked me want I wanted to be
I wanted to be a taxi driver I said
No no my teacher said its not a job for a woman.
So I said I wanted to be a lorry driver then
No no said the teacher this is not a job for a lady either
There are no facility's for a woman,
woman drivers are just not heard off!

I settled on becoming a carer,
went to collage, had a days release in a residential home
I got offered a YTS course, Great I said
I can give my paper round up and get some money too.

It was all cleaning, clean this and clean that,
You not cleaned that very well go back and do it again,
I kept being told!
Told my boss one day that she,
could stick her job and shove it where the sun didn't shine.
A carer I wanted to be not a bloody cleaner!

No no the tutor said you will get kicked of the course
Got another placement in a another residential home
didn't like it to much either But they gave me full time work
so there i stayed.
Then decided I wanted to work in the community!
Went for job interview got the job,
Boss from the home said,
No No what will you do if you find a dead body?
Oh shit didn't think of that.
The thought scared the hell out of me
So I stayed put!

Got pregnant was so Ill , so left work,
No No I was told I had to work!
Stuff that I said I am a mum
Gonna stay at home!

Went back to work in the community
hated it but liked the people I looked after
Left after two years,
No No said team leader don't leave,
but no Holidays I could have
so applied for another job.

Been with this Job 8 years,
wanted to leave but then didn't want to,
No No don't leave said the team leader
so here I stay.

Am coming up to 40 soon
and want to be a lorry driver,
No No You can't do that, You can't park a car
let alone a lorry!

No no says I, I dare not try,
its true I can't park very well,
or reverse, and I get lost,
then there is the finance of it too!
So a carer I will have to stay!

Krrymarie 8.1.13


Care, Job Work, Lorry, Lorry Driver, Poetry, Poetry Poems

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author avatar krrymarie
I am new to all this, I enjoy writing poetry, haiku's and and anything that interests me in general.
I enjoy poetry, reading, photography, listening to music of all kinds, playing world of war craft.

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author avatar GV Rama Rao
9th Jan 2013 (#)

What is wrong with a carer job? Be happy and stop entertaining ideas of what you might have been or what you wanted.
Good piece .

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author avatar Buzz
9th Jan 2013 (#)

Right on, Kerry. Beautiful come-back poetry! Take care!

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author avatar krrymarie
9th Jan 2013 (#)

Gv Rama Rao I love my job I am in, and like being a carer I am 38 and been doing it since i was 16. But feel now it is my time to move and do something else if i can. We have to follow our dreams sometimes beofre it gets too late and that is one thing my Job has taught well long with other things too.

Thank you Buz Not sure when my next write will come about but hopefully soon! take care too

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author avatar Christine Crowley
9th Jan 2013 (#)

You certainly can by a lorry driver. Go for it!

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author avatar Terry Trainor
9th Jan 2013 (#)

I really, really enjoyed that post. Paper rounds are hard work on a Sunday.

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author avatar krrymarie
9th Jan 2013 (#)

Thanks Christine :-)

Terry Trainor I got good tips on my round haha Sundays were hard and Fridays!
and thank you

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
10th Jan 2013 (#)

Could not stop reading after I started it - quite riveting! Writing keeps me mentally challenged but I have to keep my day job to get by - siva

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author avatar krrymarie
15th Jan 2013 (#)

Thank you sivaramakrishnan.

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author avatar Songbird B
12th Feb 2013 (#)

Hi Kerry..Too many people tell us no, thinking they know best, but they seldom walk in our shoes, so how could they know? I really enjoyed this my friend..A powerful poetic cry from the heart..

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author avatar cnwriter..carolina
25th Feb 2013 (#)

Fun to read this..trying everything affords lots of knowledge and that goes a long long way...

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author avatar LOVERME
6th May 2013 (#)

r u still on wiki got a job hered did ye?? krrymarie

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author avatar Jack Necron
23rd May 2013 (#)

This was refreshingly different. It seems to leap from one thought to the next as time goes on, always aspiring or desiring for something different. I think it is only natural to be unsure what it is you really want to do or be.

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author avatar krrymarie
18th Jul 2013 (#)

Thank you Jack.. sorry for the long wait for a response,

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