Their Working Attitude

pohtiongho By pohtiongho, 8th Nov 2014 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL
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People who are not willing to work properly can survive in some society because they have friends at high places.

Their Working Attitude

Before they start off for the day
There’s the common song- and- dance
Which they value dearly
To them, life must move on very slowly
They always asked
Do the jobs for the day
involve life and death
Otherwise, they say
Sit down, have a cigarette and a cup of coffee
and talk on what you saw last night at the pub
Was there any new girl coming from Thailand
or Indonesia ?
Why must they spread noxious poison every where
mesmerizing others by
fanning the fire of sexual attraction?

Here, Jack, these are free cigarettes and lighters
from our subcontractors
You must learn to smoke
to prove you’re a man
Does it matter if you die sooner
But enjoy a fantastic life?
Why should you live for a century
if life is dull and poor, empty and miserable ?

Let the choppers fly off
The offshore materials can go off
by the next chopper tomorrow
Why should we allow those nuts
to rush our life onshore?
We only have this life
Let’s enjoy it the way it should be
Just like James Sadang said
he had bedded “a thousand over “girls
What’s your record?
Can we beat him!
Beware, my friends
Don’t mingle with mean-spirited people
They delight when things go wrong
They create tempests in a teacup
by be-clouding right and wrong
by the strength of their words
Don’t they have to knock down
all the competitors in order to reach the summit ?
Or do they enjoy the smell of blood
and hindering people
to drag others down to their own level.?


Copyright © 2005 Poh Tiong Ho


Attitude, Attraction, Choppers, Cigarette, Dance, Song, Summit, Thailand

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author avatar pohtiongho
I have been writing short stories, poems and articles during the past 20 years.
My other talents:
Pipeline fabrications and training of 6 G welders
Oil and gas, Maintenance Services

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author avatar Fern Mc Costigan
11th Nov 2014 (#)

Awesome poem!

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