Poem / Poetry – “Do Whatever Works For You”

Hello everyone.

I’ve written another poem (yes, this machine ain’t slowing down any time soon). I tend to write a lot of collaborative poetry but I am also inspired by a wonderful cadre of talented individuals, all of whom makes my brain sizzle and fizzle with ideas.

(And no, I have not been indulging in too much orange sherbet).

I’ve also harnessed the terrible power of the
Daily Prompt – Money For Nothing, which can be found lurking below:-

If you’re like most of us, you need to earn money by working for a living. Describe your ultimate job. If you’re in your dream job, tell us all about it — what is it that you love? What fulfils you? If you’re not in your dream job, describe for us what your ultimate job would be.

Photographers, artists, poets: show us WORK.

My ultimate dream job will always be writing for a living. Nothing more, nothing less, accept no substitute. Actually, I’ll take being a kung fu fighting, snooker playing, rock guitarist any day of the week but I can’t do it just because I lost my guitar pick down the sofa and I’m too lazy to get another one.

I hope you enjoy this offering and thank you for reading – comments are always welcome.

Do Whatever Works For You (by David Ellis)

Back to the drawing board
I’ve made it this far
I’m never giving up
I draw my sword
Bare my soul to paper
The first cut is always the deepest
Phrases sear delicately across my brain
A dialogue exchange of fire and brimstone
No mercy for the weak
Only the strong survive and thrive
Dipping my beak in salty waters
Drowning for almost an eternity
Ghostly siren whispers from across the sea
Softly seducing me until I can’t breathe
Fighting against the cold darkness of the mirror’s edge
Reflections of boundaries, forbidden worlds
Blood spent, spilled, all over the battlefield
A war without sound, only echoes of dreams
So sweet, plucked from the divine vineyards
To connect the dots has now become impossible
Your sensual touch remains forever unattainable
All I see is mystery behind guarded eyes
Temptation’s vintage thirst quenched
Answers turned up that were meaningless, dead ends
Yet, while things will never be the same
Change brings it’s own reward
And the price of immortality

For more entertaining blog posts about work (I know, it may not sound like it but trust me, there are some gems here, work can sometimes be fun and games!), check out the links below:-

1. Too Much ____________! | The Photo Faith Challenge
2. Daily Prompt: Work « Vicariously Poetic
3. Questions from a three legged alien | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
4. Ballerina | Perspectives on life, universe and everything
5. Pride Stinks | The Jittery Goat
6. Daily Prompt – Money for Nothing | Views Splash!
7. My Job Makes Me Feel Sexier Each Day | My Life and My Career
8. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing -Stock Trader | Journeyman
9. Writing in PostMortem | 365 days of defiance
10. Chasing The Dream Job: A Haiku; Saturday, February 15, 2014 | LisaRosier.com
11. Daily Prompt: Money or Nothing | Thoughts of an INFP
12. Daily Prompt: Work, an artist’s rendition | VNA Images
13. My DrEaM jOb…. | ensuing light…
14. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing « Mama Bear Musings
15. Montreal Mystery Mansion: Redpath Family Home to be Demolished | DCMontreal: Blowing the Whistle on Society
16. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | Awl and Scribe
17. Living, Learning, Earning and Leaving | The White Coat Chronicles
18. My Dream of a Perfect Day… | Midwestern Plants
19. Passion Brings You Money ! | Knowledge Addiction
20. Lawyer Up « Mon Cache
21. My Goal For My Future « One Crazy Mom
22. One Crazy Mom
23. My Dream Job « One Crazy Mom
24. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | tnkerr-Writing Prompts and Practice
25. DP Daily Prompt: | Sabethville
26. a medium maybe? | peacefulblessedstar
27. Forging friendships and learning: help me pitch? | callieweylin
28. A Soaring Heart | snapshotsofawanderingheart
29. Daily Prompt: Work | That Montreal Girl
30. 265. The Perfect Job | Barely Right of Center
31. That’s My Life | Flowers and Breezes
32. Artsy Fartsy | Maria For Real
33. If I were a Carpenter and You were a Lady? | meanderedwanderings
34. Dreamy job! Daily Prompt | alienorajt
35. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | Chronicles of an Anglo Swiss
36. Working Fur Free… | Haiku By Ku
37. Whats more lovely than being a part of kindergarten? | harinivasudev
38. Rabbiting on: Marzipan Three | alienorajt
39. I May Not Have a Piece of Paper, But I’m Fluent in Proficiency | A Sober Head Full Of Confusion
40. American Dream | Finale to an Entrance
41. Ideas4Humanity.com(tm)
42. Dreams Do Change | Lisa’s Kansa Muse
43. Dream Job | My Play Nook
44. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | Not The Sword But The Pen
45. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | The Poet Stefan
46. General Hospital Explores How Someone Learns Homophobia
47. Dreaming About My Dream Job – Musings | wangsgard.com
48. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing – Inspiring the World or Sinful Pleasure Seeker | Just Be V
49. Daily Prompt : Dream Job | Processing the life
50. No money | Life is great
51. Life of a zookeeper in an imagined zoo | A picture is worth 1000 words
52. Beowulf/Daily Prompt | I’m a Writer, Yes I Am
53. IS THIS WORK! | Francine In Retirement
54. Word Doctor | thejimmieG
55. DP: Work | As I See It
56. Daily prompt: Money for nothing | laura-in-china
57. Daily Prompt, 15 February 2014: Money for Nothing | The San Francisco Scene–Seen!
58. Rite of labour | shame
59. Jobs & Benefits | A mom’s blog
60. Isn’t It Obvious? | Under the Monkey Tree
61. Why I Think the Atlantic is Right: Where is the Love? In the Philippines. | Kosher Adobo
62. DP: The Mirror of Erised | Scorched Ice
63. Compagnon de Voyage….(wp daily prompt) | Daily Observations
64. Time Lord Required: Apply Within (It’s Bigger) | Steve Says….
65. Why haven’t I pursued my dream job? | Life Sans God
66. Money for Nothing | Life on the Golden Rock
67. Dreams Do Come True | Visions Of a Vikzen
68. Money for Nothing | I’m a runner and so can you
69. Daily Prompt: Being Paid for Nothing! | All Things Cute and Beautiful
70. Daily Prompt – Money for Nothing? | Lifeinpawprints’s Weblog
71. RUINED FOR WORK | SERENDIPITY
72. Day 46. . . Ultimate Job | Dear Blog ’14
73. Job = Work… Even in Your Dreams | My Author-itis
74. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | Believe | sky blue with daisies
75. Monk for the Revolution | Coyota Fiera
76. Day 46: Dream A Little Dream | The Sacred Architecture of Here and Now
77. Daily Prompt Feb 2014 | The Life of A Working Mum
78. Why I teach | Muddy River Muse
79. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | Basically Beyond Basic
80. Money For Fun and Creativeness | Read Me
81. Haiku: Righteous Work | Dhikrcave
82. The Pioneering Mathematician | [In]motivation
83. Give me the ski slopes any day | 2 times pink
84. What Am I Supposed To Do With My Life? | lynnesartandsoul
85. Daily Prompt: Work, What have I been doing today? | Daily Prompt & Blogging Progress
86. In response to the Daily Prompt: “Money for Nothing” | simply vettie
87. Daily prompt: It’s raining on Pollyanna Rock | helen meikle’s scribblefest
88. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | Occasional Stuff
89. Chesapeake Waterman’s Shanty | Exploratorius
90. Work: Whatever You Do… | The Abuse Expose’ with Secret Angel
91. Seven boredom-busting ideas for kids in Sydney | discovering anywhere
92. Life Of A Cosmetologist!
93. If I had my druthers | Willow’s Corner
94. Big Bucks of Babysitting | 365 Days of Thank You
95. A Day I Dream Of Living | Call Me Incorrigible
96. The Ultimate | Help Along the Path
97. Money for Nothing – Ramblings from the Swamp
98. Work: Daily Post | Destino
99. what i do for love | In The Moment
100. what i do for love | zaji…the holistic writer
101. Dreams of the Distant Future | Thoughts Less Traveled
102. The Ultimate Job | Wanderlein
103. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | Nola Roots, Texas Heart
104. Career and Writing: Embracing my world
105. Speech-language pathologist | mombox
106. #84 – Daily Prompt | shatteringlove
107. Doing What I Love | tuckedintoacorner
108. LOVE OR HATE MY JOB | DANDELION’S DEN
109. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing – Defying Gravity? | SA:ME (사메)
110. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | DreamyWorldOfTheSleepyGirl
111. Trip the light fantastic | litadoolan
112. Mantra of Life | Rima Hassan
113. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | lifebeinggirly
114. http://dailypost.wordpress.com/2014/02/15/prompt-money-for-nothing/ | preethikarthik06
115. Call me Ms. Pfeiffer | 52 Miles per Month
116. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | Delicious Ambiguity
117. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing (2) | Delicious Ambiguity
118. What are you doing here? | Day of the Week Fat Pants
119. Money 4 Nothing | theeyelife
120. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | Here I am !!
121. Dreaming About My Dream Job – Writing | wangsgard.com
122. Finding Fulfillment | missmoodygirl
123. Don’t Quit Your Day Job | My Infernal Imagination
124. Money for Nothing | Grinding at Life
125. Money for Nothing | The Nameless One
126. Dream Job | Ericka Mercado
127. Anywhere and Everywhere But Here | When the Door Closes
128. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | adorablyobnoxious
129. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing / Film Sharing | Advocacine’s Blog
130. A Beautiful Night… Waiting Tables? | Dilettante Deliverance
131. One Crazy Mom » My Dream Job
132. Smile and Happiness | Let me see
133. Daily Prompt: Money for Nothing | Your Daily Dose

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