A Poem by emipoemi

I work with the laziest bunch of coconuts!

Every day they’re sleeping on the job!

And when they come around to getting off their butts,

It’s a show of who’s the biggest slob and snob!


Banter! Slander!

Psychological harm!

They pull the leg until it breaks,

And likewise twist the arm!

Sound the alarm!


I work for the faultiest bunch of coconuts!

Every day no rationality!

As though their minds are merely filled with bolts and nuts;

As though they’re blind to actuality.

Do this! Do that!

Yet ev’ry task is flawed,

Thus never can be carried out,

Which further makes things odd!

O God!


Yes! They’re all the nuttiest bunch of coconuts!

Every day contemptibly inane!

 However, in the long run, though they drive me nuts,

There’s no excuse for why I should complain:


It’s all good times!

And whether in or out,

It’s this which is remembered most

And later laughed about.


© 2017 emipoemi

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The factories I’ve worked at hired mostly coconuts too. But not on purpose :) loved this lighthearted piece

Posted 9 Months Ago


9 Months Ago

So glad you did! Yeah, these "coconuts" are more or less everywhere in the work force, aren't they :.. read more
In this agricultural area with many Hispanics, a "coconut" is a white person (white on the inside) who tries to act like a Hispanic (brown on the outside). I don't really catch this interpretation from your poem, but then I see Tony J has another idea for "coconut." This is the kind of poem that can be a symbol for many things, but the message is still universal becuz everyone has worked with slackers! I enjoy the blend of critical observations with easygoing teasing. You could be a supervisor, with your playful way of calling out these coconuts! *smile* Fondly, Margie

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thank you. Gad you enjoyed it! Yes, it is about the nonsense that could go on in the work area with .. read more

1 Year Ago

My middle name is "clueless" . . . *smile*

1 Year Ago

try singing it......the tune should be familiar (it's not completely spot on....rather extended a bi.. read more
Is it a sin to read coconuts as c*nts (maybe its the Davey Boy influence/effluence) but I did read coconuts each time that way - good gritty writing

Posted 1 Year Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.


1 Year Ago

naughty naughty. lol. Glad you enjoyed it, though. Thanks for reading.
"Every day no rationality!"

I see this phrase in my cats eyes every morning. Humans mastering mass auto-rationality seems irrational to nature I think. My cat would be a scofflaw if he was human... as such he just scoffs at our laws with his eyes, every morning. I would re read and edit this comment but I'd prefer to sound, completely absurd. I like your poem by the way.

Posted 1 Year Ago

0 of 1 people found this review constructive.


1 Year Ago

Your cat seems a Macavity to me! lol. Glad you enjoyed the poem. Thanks for reading.

1 Year Ago

He does share some traits with the master criminal. Those devious damn cats. . .
Entertaining story.its like the movie OFFICE SPACE.i worked with these people you describe.i do not miss them

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

jajajaja! no kidding, right? Glad you enjoyed it. Thanks for reading.
Brought back memories of working with some of my past colleagues. I loved the humor in this poem. As we look back it is something to laugh about :)

Posted 1 Year Ago


1 Year Ago

Thanks for reading. Glad you enjoyed it.

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Added on October 21, 2017
Last Updated on October 21, 2017
Tags: poetry, poem, absurdity, work, coconuts




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