WorK!

Reads: 1835  | Likes: 1  | Shelves: 0  | Comments: 106

More Details
Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic
Louis "Studs" Terkel: An American writer who was, truly, unique. Specializing in "oral" histor(y)ies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Studs_Terkel

In 1974, when Richard M. Nixon resigned the Office of U.S. President, Terkel wrote one of the most unusual oral histories ever published. Entitled: "Working: People Talk About What They Do All Day and How They Feel About What They Do" (1974). ISBN 0394478845. It was a "runaway" best-seller. In the U.S. and elsewhere. At the time, reviewers raved about it as being and revealing the "soul of America".

Terkel was, from the age of 8, raised in Chicago, Illinois, where he lived the remainder of his long and productive life. Chicago, Illinois goes by a number of "monikers" or "nicknames". Such as: "The city that works!" and "The city with big shoulders". Truly legendary in every way.

Terkel was acquainted with every important American figure of his lifetime. Including U.S. President Barack H. Obama. Every important American, who may not have made his acquaintance, knew of him. As did many regular and everyday Americans, like myself.

Originally, this posting was intended, by myself, to be just a funny and humorous rendering. With slightly "off-color" and "suggestive" under-currents for the sake of hilarity. So I thought, at first. At a deeper level, it is a more serious matter.

So! Because of the aforementioned, I am dedicating this posting to Louis "Studs" Terkel (1912-2008). Not sure he would approve or feel "honored" by it. Will just have to "take my chances".

You are welcomed to add your own verses. From the humorous and sarcastic; to the serious and solemn. In your comments. My intention is to do this as well. Posting a Long(er) Version. Later.

Submitted: February 27, 2009

A A A | A A A

Submitted: February 27, 2009

A A A

A A A


Short Version

WorK!

By

Edward J. Bradley

*

"WorK!"

Just One More

4-Letter Word

Ending With The

Letter "K"!

*

Copyright Edward J. Bradley 2009

Long Version

WorK!

By

Edward J. Bradley

*

"WorK!"

Just One More

4-Letter Word

Ending With The

Letter "K"!

*

"WorK!"

Just One More

Abysmal Day

In Exchange For

Dismal Pay!

*

"WorK!"

Just One More

Abysmal Day

Spent At WorK For

Little Pay!

*

Copyright Edward J. Bradley 2009


© Copyright 2017 EdwardJBradleySr. All rights reserved.

Add Your Comments:

Comments

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar
avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar
avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar
avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply

avatar

Author
Reply