No Experience Required
No previous experience required
Is exactly what the advert said.
But what precisely does that mean,
I thought as I scratched my head?
Maybe just anyone can do the job
Even the proverbial monkey trained,
Or someone with a rock bottom I Q
Will get it when once explained,
Exactly what is necessary to do
That needs no previous experience.
So obviously a very mundane roll
For someone of little sense.
Or perhaps that is a bit unkind,
For the job could be highly skilled
When a right applicant has learnt,
And then they’ll soon be thrilled
With the opportunity given them,
Though maybe a low starting rate,
Could mean why no experience
Is wanted for jobs on a plate.
So those are thoughts and ideas to
A “no experience required” label,
Which really makes you wonder
Just what exactly is on the table,
If you should need to venture in
To employment advertised so bold.
So I have serious reservations
About what you will be told.
Easy then in what we do? Really yes just write but be prepared to hustle, promote, talk, extend, chat-up, innovate, practice sell yourself etc…. All good fun though as of late with me, I have done even more of my reading Gigs, that also sells books, entertains, amuses and gets money for Help for Heroes, so great joy and have a peep behind my mask too. More Gigs booked in as well.
I will put in now that even a mild dose of Curse Covid didn’t stop me too much, although I cancelled one gig and isolated but kept going, errrr yeah, automatically!
Another poem about effort needed to be put in, but not by all?
The Farmer and the Magpie
The farmer works ploughing fields
And scatters good seed around,
The Magpie will not do a stroke
But takes all that can be found.
The farmer’s day starts at early dawn
And he works hard all year long,
The Magpie will take from everyone
Not thinking they’ve done wrong.
For it seems to some people in our life
They can give no bean nor clout,
So the more that they see you put in
That bit extra they take out!
The parable of the Talents
Tells of the man who wasted
All that he was given then,
Took yours you’d not yet tasted.
So our farmer works his boots off
To provide for him and friends,
Whilst the Magpie looks slyly on
Then just squanders more and spends.
Not thinking of the workload
That farming types put in,
But for our opportunist thief
Such a commitment is a sin.
It must be some strange attitude
That allows the thief to thrive,
Off the back of others work
Like the farmer’s gathered hive.
But all this doesn’t matter
To our thieving Magpie’s gains,
For not a jot or care has he
For our or the farmer’s pains!
Yes that poem from only my 2nd book, so 2014, but I think really holds up today! How many Magpies do you know?
Quickly JOKE TIME =
- A frog broke down and had to get toad home
- Very loud guys seem to be called Mike
- Birds always fly south in winter because it is quicker than walking
Now despite being quite mischievous
Some things Ted and Beth keep quiet.
As they like to have some secrets
And not always want to run riot,
Or cause any playful chaos
That mostly they will do.
So I will whisper they like dancing
But that’s between me and you.
Thus Beth likes the slow sensual
Movements of the waltz,
While Ted loves the flamboyance
Of a dramatic dance of course.
So while Beth will slink around
With Ted counting one, two, three,
He much prefers the lively tango
And cavorts for all to see.
But naturally they have to practice
And that is how I caught them out,
Sneaking in to see unnoticed
Both Ted’s strut, and Beth’s pout.
Though I made sure I wasn’t caught
So can have another crafty look,
At those lovable, naughty bears
Learning their dancing from a book.
But meanwhile I love to tease them
And they don’t know what to say,
When I creep up behind them
With a loud shout of “ole!”
Talking of my gigs I should mention that as a recent thought I introduced some of my “published in previous books” Limericks in my act and they went down very well indeed, so YES next Blog will have one or two, even if they tempt you to clobber someone with a frying pan or spanner, yeah just wait if you can’t guess what I mean?
Nearly done, but a quick request please, can readers scan down after the blog end to see all added photos that sometimes have a gap between, HELP James, and my published books list and the “COMMENTS” column at end, so please do comment, but lol be gentle with me?
Romantic poem to finish then, and with dark nights, and even daylight too, we all luuuuuuuuuurrvve a bit of romance don’t we, and if not I’m sure we can spread your share?
Sleepwalking is both a combination
Of deep sleep and being awake,
When unknown and without intent
You can make your big mistake.
For this can occur during sleep
Repeating things done when alert,
Possibly sitting up or talking aloud
And actions likely to hurt.
But far more serious than this
Is if engaged in complex tasks.
Such as cooking or even driving
You start before anyone asks,
If you are feeling alright and sure
That you are able to safely do,
Such things when looking drowsy
Causing harm to others or you.
Though of course you may not recall
Such experiences of potential harm.
Whilst sleepwalking oblivious,
If causing people alarm.
But possibly another explanation
Perhaps more personal to me,
As I ghost about and all around
Trying so desperately to see,
My spiritual long-lost muse
Who had sent me all her love,
Before sadly being taken away
And maybe sent to live above.
All done then for this time, so as ever many thanks to you guys for great compliments, encouragement etc as,
The Journey Continues AUTOMATICALLY
Love and light from Ted & Beth, their Furry Friends and me,
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