WORK POEMS

Work
Let me but do my work from day to day,
In field or forest, at the desk or loom,
In roaring market-place or tranquil room;
Let me but find it in my heart to say,
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Henry Van Dyke

More About People
When people aren't asking questions
They're making suggestions
And when they're not doing one of those
They're either looking over your shoulder or stepping on your toes
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Ogden Nash

The Stevedores
We are the army stevedores, lusty and virile and strong,
We are given the hardest work of the war, and the hours are long.
We handle the heavy boxes, and shovel the dirty coal;
While soldiers and sailors work in the light, we burrow below like a mole.
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

On A Seven-Day Diary
Oh I got up and went to work
and worked and came back home
and ate and talked and went to sleep.
Then I got up and went to work
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Alan Dugan

Things Work Out
Because it rains when we wish it wouldn't,
Because men do what they often shouldn't,
Because crops fail, and plans go wrong-
Some of us grumble all day long.
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Edgar Albert Guest

Work And Joy
Each day I live I thank the Lord
I do the work I love;
And in it find a rich reward,
All price and praise above.
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Robert William Service

Work And Joy
Each day I live I thank the Lord
I do the work I love;
And in it find a rich reward,
All price and praise above.
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Robert Service

It is easy to work when the soul is at play
244

It is easy to work when the soul is at play-
But when the soul is in pain-
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Emily Dickinson

All men for Honor hardest work
1193

All men for Honor hardest work
But are not known to earn-
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Emily Dickinson

The Work of Her that went
1143

The Work of Her that went,
The Toil of Fellows done-
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Emily Dickinson

The Wife
He's out of work!
I tell myself a change should mean a chance,
And he must look for changes to advance,
And he, of all men, really needs a jerk.
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Lesbia Harford

Work
When I am busying about,
Sewing on buttons, tapes, and strings,
Hanging the week's wet washing out
Or ironing the children's things,
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E. (Edith) Nesbit

Work
WHEN I am busying about,
Sewing on buttons, tapes, and strings,
Hanging the week's wet washing out
Or ironing the children's things,
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Edith Nesbit

No Beer, No Work
The shades of night was fallin' slow
As through New York a guy did go
And nail on ev'ry barroom door
A card that this here motter bore:
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Ellis Parker Butler

There's Work To Be Done
'Tis the song of the morning,
The words of the sun,
As he swings o'er the mountains:
'There's work to be done:
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Ella Wheeler Wilcox

To One Who Bade Him Work
EACH day Work bids my heart anew,
Fold wings and watch my brain at play;
But brain and heart will fly your way,
And find their natural home in you!
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Edith Nesbit

Unwritten Books
It always seems the same old story â??
No matter what grand heights are won â??
We die with out best work unwritten,
We die with out best work undone.
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Henry Lawson

I Hate Work So
I hate work so
That I have found a way
Of making one small task outlast the day.
I will not leave
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Lesbia Harford

When I Go Up To Work The Young Blue Sea
When I go up to work the young blue sea
Has not awaked from dreams:
It fades to meet the blue sky mistily:
It gleams.
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Lesbia Harford

It Is Easy To Work When The Soul Is At Play
244

It is easy to work when the soul is at play—
But when the soul is in pain—
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Emily Dickinson

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