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Dish-Dawg Blues

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PhaerieChild
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0 posted 10-21-1999 05:35 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for PhaerieChild

I wrote this for my son who started his very first job as a Denny's dishwasher during the graveyard shift. Needless to say he didn't like it and didn't stay but a month before going on to other employment.


Dish-Dawg Blues

Goin' to work at 10 pee'em
What a time to wake a body up!
Same ol' crap in the ol' dish land.
Rack 'em, wash 'em, and stack 'em up.

I got the dish dawg blues....

Along about 2 it's the drunken crowd
And they all want eggs on their plates.
Some are rude, crude, obnoxious, and loud.
Eggs be a-stickin'..must just be fate.

I got the dish dawg blues...

Somewhere 'round about 4 I gotta clean the can.
My Gawd!!! What a horrible sight!!!
So I clean it all up (even where the soap ran)
And just pray for the end of the night.

I got the dish dawg blues...

Right around 6 my work is all done.
Floors are swept and mopped to a shine.
I pull off my hat and my dirty apron.
Then I sit myself down to dine.

Just singing the dish dawg blues.

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If you love me like music, I'll be your song.
~Heart~ Dreamboat Annie

© Copyright 1999 Shawna R. Holder - All Rights Reserved
Martie
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1 posted 10-21-1999 05:42 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Your son is lucky to have you since you understands what its like to have the blues. This was well done--my son has been there, so I know.

[This message has been edited by Martie (edited 10-21-1999).]
PhaerieChild
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2 posted 10-21-1999 05:45 PM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Thanks Martie,
I'm a cook at the same Denny's and he was just sooooo miserable. Glad he got this other job. At least he's happier.

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If you love me like music, I'll be your song.
~Heart~ Dreamboat Annie

Systematic Decay
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3 posted 10-21-1999 05:54 PM       View Profile for Systematic Decay   Email Systematic Decay   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Systematic Decay

LOL, I should give this tomy boyfriend, who always complains about his job...

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"Despite all my rage, I am still just a rat in a cage."
-Billy Corgan-
Seymour Tabin
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4 posted 10-21-1999 06:03 PM       View Profile for Seymour Tabin   Email Seymour Tabin   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Seymour Tabin

WC,
Reads like a good lyric for a song, nice job.
Denise
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5 posted 10-21-1999 09:13 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Yep, it truly sings! I was also a dishwasher once.......hated it!

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Denise
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6 posted 10-21-1999 09:18 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Good one, WildChild. It's one of those jobs everybody should have at least once to learn SO much about humanity!
Lynn
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Totally agree. I hate washing dishes. Especially at a restruant.!!!!!! I loved the poem!

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"I Believe we are divine by nature." -Jewel

Grace is the refinement of a soul over time. -Jewel
PhaerieChild
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8 posted 10-22-1999 01:57 AM       View Profile for PhaerieChild   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PhaerieChild

Thanks to all of you. I had fun with this one even if it was at my son's expense. Though he got over it.

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If you love me like music, I'll be your song.
~Heart~ Dreamboat Annie

 
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