I Work

I Work

A Poem by Damian Alan Gray

I frown;
I’m paid to grin like an idiot.

The tide is low,
I smoke a cigarette.

The frown deepens,
the tide is higher.

I smile as I touch the gun in my pocket.
Tomorrow will be different.

© 2008 Damian Alan Gray

Author's Note

Damian Alan Gray
This is poetic FICTION! I swear!!! I am not a disgruntled employee! Please don't send the authorities.

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We've all felt like this at some point or another. Screaming on the inside as we smile and collect the paycheck. Very nice honey :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

I am sitting in the office right now, and I just want to thank you for the much needed laugh.
Seriously, though. This line is me:

I frown;
I'm paid to grin like an idiot

In its simplicity, this is a charming piece. Refreshingly fun to read as well. And no, I don't think you're homicidal. :)

Posted 12 Years Ago

I may print this and keep it in my pocket at work for those really horrible days. No authorities needed!!
(At least that's what the voices are telling me!)lol!!!

Posted 12 Years Ago

I thought this was more funny than dark. Well, I guess it is dark considering the gun in his pocket. I really liked it. Thanks for sharing.


Posted 12 Years Ago

I don't get to see much poetry from you. You use words well. The spacing was effective also. I was able to fill in my own blanks.

Posted 12 Years Ago

2 of 2 people found this review constructive.

powerful short write.....
i like your style......

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

dark. but i really like it. loving the references to the tide!

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

OHH i like the ending....... the ending is really sick bro.... yeah work sucks i can relate to you on so many levels with this work... very nice job bro high rating for you if you do the whole rating thing

Posted 12 Years Ago

1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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Damian Alan Gray
Damian Alan Gray

Spring Hill, FL

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