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Trundling down the freeway
the days schedule on my mind
crave order to make it easy
work to finnish in good time.

"Anyone copy a Y.L." "...Hmmmm."

Commercial waste one day old
better than that domestic stuff
airline food gone stone cold
no rat's in back of my truck.

"I'm glad I'm not a truck mechanic."

Easy listening to heavy metal
to ease the traffic hassle
mood determines where I settle
a momentary white line sabbatical.

"Country & Western!?!? It's an occupation, not a lifestyle."

A forty foot container
hoisted to an angle
trying not to tip it over
dumping in a landfill.

"Oh man! What am I stepping in?"

Slow driver's try to aggravate
as if not to give a stuff
they can soon enough accelerate
when being passed by a truck.

"On'ya dopey, no wonder they call us Mere-Males."

I used to drive a tanker
but couldn't stand the shift
now hauling for a contractor
60 cubic metres of other peoples...

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Coming from an Anglo-Celtic backgroud I have an interest in English history though being of a working class environment my interest is higher than general knowledge but not so accute as to be termed historian.
I can be somewhat political & playing the Devil's Advocate on occasions gives people a false perception of my ideals.


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The following comments are for "Wasting time."
by ozpink

MassConsumption
Amazing how you convert the ordinary into the extraordinary by talented choice of words.Love the quotes * I am glad I am not a truck Mechanic* and * country and western is an occupation not a lifestlye* .Truly for mass consumption ...60cubic metres of other peoples..

( Posted by: RightingIt [Member] On: January 20, 2004 )

dang!
Dang! Alfred E. Neumann took the words right out of my mouth, there, almost word for word!

Who says the modern world, ugly as it is, can't be turned into art?

( Posted by: gsmonks [Member] On: January 20, 2004 )

truckin down under
Hi Ozpink,
What a little bonza beauty of a poem. It's true blue dinky di and melodic too. I got a few chuckles and laughs along with the white line fever. But shit, man, what happened to the last line. It seems to be missing a word?? ;) Must have dropped one along the way. Okay that's enough outta me and my verbal diarrhea. Good stuff.
Cheers
smithy

( Posted by: smithy [Member] On: January 20, 2004 )

F...trucks
I read this quickly, so forgive me if I think you drive trucks yet you don't. Sounds like truck drivers are a bit sour with their lot. Lonely nights, days full of noise and traffic, haunted by the infamous Black Dog...don't blame them. But they, if they subscribe the Einstien's theories about speed, then at least they age slower.

Pity about the big bellies, though. Guess they can keep the steerring wheel straight with them...

( Posted by: jbicko [Member] On: January 20, 2004 )

I'm flattered
I'm glad everyone saw the humour in it, sarcasm being the lowest form of wit as some would say.
I felt I needed something of a page break from my serious fare.
jbicko: Yes, I am a truckie & yes they can be a whingey whiney lot sometimes, but they generally love what they do.

( Posted by: ozpink [Member] On: January 20, 2004 )

job
To be honest, I don't think truck drivers moan - never heard one do so. But it appears to be a tough job. I ride a mountain bike wherever I go. I hate traffic, but at least I can hop on the pavement. I wouldn't have the patience for piloting a long vehicle.

Besides, I was drunk when I wrote that last night, he he.

( Posted by: jbicko [Member] On: January 21, 2004 )





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