We're taking a bit of a breather while the world rearranges its underpants. Meanwhile, the other blog is here.

Monday, September 07, 2009

My very good friend...

(After Waller)
(A long way after...)

My very good friend the timesheet says
He doesn't like the hours I keep
He says he thinks I should get sleep
And he suggests I quit the library.

My very good friend the laptop says
He's feeling somehow quite bemused
The work I've done that isn't used
And he suggests I quit the library.

And there's a very friendly fellow who prints
All the news about this joint
And now and then he sends me blueprints
Of projects that might have some point.

My very good friends and neighbours say:
"Is this a job you want to keep?
"Rewards are few and cuts are deep
"And we suggest you quit the library."

6 comments:

PI said...

But then who would keep us informed of the goings-on?
What happened to the milk-man?

KAZ said...

I'm sure Philip Larkin had these thoughts as well.

Kevin Musgrove said...

Pat: I think the world could live without it.

The mil-man, sadly, went the way of the lamplighter and the whistling rag bone man.

Kaz: poor devil.

Kevin Musgrove said...

or even the milk-man...

Macy said...

The time has come Mr Musgrave said,
To talk of Terrible Things,
Of the hours I spend at the library
And the unhappiness it brings

Oh no no no the bloggers cried
Tell us it isn’t true!
We need our inside gossip
And it has to come from you!

Kevin Musgrove said...

Macy: perhaps I should become a Blogger-in-residence. (-: