Work Poems

Work Poems

Inspirational Work Poems

Some look at work as a burden they must shoulder and indeed it is a heavy yoke to bear. To a lucky few, work is a place to express their creative spirit. As we know there are some who cannot find a job to support themselves with honor. It is indeed a privilege to be able to support oneself.

17 Poems about Making a Living

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  1. 1. Clinching The Bolt

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    It needed just an extra turn to make the bolt secure,
    A few more minutes on the job and then the work was sure;
    But he begrudged the extra turn, and when the task was through,
    The man was back for more repairs in just a day or two.

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  3. 2. Work

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    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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  5. 3. Home And The Office

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    Home is the place where the laughter should ring,
    And man should be found at his best.
    Let the cares of the day be as great as they may,
    The night has been fashioned for rest.

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  6. 4. My Wage

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    I bargained with Life for a penny,
    And Life would pay no more,
    However I begged at evening
    When I counted my scanty store;

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  7. 5. I Hear America Singing

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    I hear America singing, the varied carols I hear,
    Those of mechanics, each one singing his as it should be blithe and strong,
    The carpenter singing his as he measures his plank or beam,
    The mason singing his as he makes ready for work, or leaves off work,

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  8. 6. Only A CNA?


    • By Dawn Mazzola
    • Published by Family Friend Poems August 2008 with permission of the Author.

    Who are you to refer to us
    As "Only" a CNA?

    We're the ones who wash and dress

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    My mom was in a nursing home for 3 yrs. She had lost her legs from above the knee down which made
    it very hard for her. She relied on these girls because she had no choice but they ALL...

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  9. 7. Working From Home

    • By Phil J. Johnson
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2017 with permission of the Author.

    The grass needs cutting,
    I must mend the gate.
    I'm expecting a parcel,
    I hope it's not late.

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  10. 8. The Poet

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    • By Raymond Garfield Dandridge

    The poet sits and dreams and dreams;
    He scans his verse; he probes his themes.

    Then turns to stretch or stir about,

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  11. 9. Easy Strides

    There are times to hurry.
    Some things in life call for speed.
    But more than ever, I'm learning
    That pace is really what I need.

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  12. 10. What Is A Boss?

    • By Hollie Davis
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 2009 with permission of the Author.

    A BOSS is someone who comes in early and stays late.
    A BOSS is someone who says the nice things to cheer us up and the bad things to settle us down.
    A BOSS is a janitor who cleans up messes and sweeps them under the rug! No just kidding!
    A BOSS is a coach who stands behind their staff and says, "We are a team" and "There is no I in team!"

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    LOVE THIS POEM !!
    I just started a new job, and this poem is all about the Manager/Director of my Dept. in Customer Service.
    He is the man to work for !!
    Kuuuuudoooooos to him !!

  13. 11. A Brave Nurse, That She Is

    • By Kimberley Thomas
    • Published by Family Friend Poems May 2020 with permission of the Author.

    A brave nurse, that she is.
    She faces her fears for us,
    By whipping on her scrubs and gloves
    Each day with no fuss.

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    I'm in nursing school. The pandemic isn't as severe now, but it's still just as scary. I've lost so much and so many to COVID and the idea of helping someone's family member recover from...

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  14. 12. Slow It Down

    Strive at work while you can.
    God knows it's why you are a man,
    But don't wait till the funds abound
    Before you get to slow it down.

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  15. 13. A Day On The Farm, 1890

    "Cock-a-doodle-doo!" I heard.
    I really hate that lousy bird!
    I got home late from Betty Lou's,
    But now I've got my chores to do.

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  16. 14. I Am An Educator

    • By Jo Eaton
    • Published by Family Friend Poems July 2012 with permission of the Author.

    Give me less and expect more,
    Increase the number of students-unscored.
    Yes, increase them to where they sit out the door,
    But I'll exceed. I'm an educator.

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    I am an educator in a school where the principal would be seen after break running with a meter or so long whip and chasing students back to class. This is effective and teachers take the...

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  17. 15. The Rat Race

    • By Lorna J. Welch
    • Published by Family Friend Poems October 16, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    Every morning is just the same
    It's been years of this tired old game
    Bleary eyed and lacking in sleep
    Reaching for clothes left in a heap

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  18. 16. Work/Life

    • By Amar Qamar
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 2010 with permission of the Author.

    Day after day, same monotonous routines
    Work and more work, is that all it means
    From this moment onwards until I'm old,
    Be walking to work, rain, snow and cold

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    This poem touched my heart because today youngsters are undergoing so much of stress in work. My son also has tremendous work pressure.

  19. 17. Ode To My Bed

    • By Jim Ellis
    • Published by Family Friend Poems June 7, 2023 with permission of the Author.

    Oh bed my bed
    Our day has just begun
    It snowed today
    No work, hooray

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