Monday, April 17, 2017

It ain't so simple needling for a job

                                                                                     Attribution: Source unknown
Image: A Stitch in Time (here)

P is Passerby with a Problem in the Quest to be Healthy

The Quote Nothing in life is to be feared, 
it is only to be understood  -   Marie Curie

The Prose
It ain't so simple needling for a job
A man's job but what's the difference
Just passing through to escape the mob
To fill my tummy is of more importance

Stitching in time to ward off disaster
Back to those days when boys were easy meat
Could match them in all kinds of endeavor
More than just a Tom-Boy you would ever meet

Let's get one thing clear, just rid off the fear
Don't come near, a woman worker needs space
Up the pole to work on the telephone wire
Passerby with a problem now fixed in place

The Haiku
It is settled then
Equal pay for equal work
Pity not needed

A to Z Challenge - P
MLMM's Photo Challenge #161
Marian's at Real Toads's - the tuesday platform
Toni's at d'Verse's Haibun Monday  -  fear

23 comments:

  1. Yes equal pay for equal work!

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  2. "Stitching in time" is such a wonderful phrase. It looks pretty, sounds balanced... but it does not let us forget about the lack of control the one doing the stitching has over the movements of her own hands.

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  3. Haha, that passerby with a problem. I guess it's *his* problem to deal with. Good one!

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  4. Only problem had is by those not in the know, or refusing to learn.

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  5. Great haiku! and the image is stunning.

    Nilanjana.
    Madly-in-Verse

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  6. Goodness I love that photo! Yes equal pay!!

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  7. yes yes yes and yes again...oh and stunning image.

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  8. Not fair! I so strongly agree, I can't help but praise these poems.

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  9. Back when I was a college dropout I found me a job in a watch factory. After a very nice promotion I became the youngest setup man ever for the factory. Then came a big layoff and I had to bump a lady on the line to stay employed.
    The new job was to drill two holes each in a different part of the side of a watch frame. I never could work fast enough to make my quota. So the other ladies would run my drill-lath (the part turned, not the drill bit) while I was off the clock for lunch.
    I DEFINITELY BELIEVE THAT THERE ARE "WOMEN's WORK JOBS".
    ..

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    1. You're absolutely right Dr.Jim! There are dainty little jobs where the ladies definitely will fare better than the men. They are more meticulous and in precision jobs (as the case here)it is a big advantage.

      Hank

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  10. Nice haiku and the part leading up to it about working on the telephone line.

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  11. Marie Curie was a wise woman. Lovely post. Thank you for sharing.

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  12. Equal pay for equal work indeed!

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  13. Nice haiku. I enjoy your writing, and remember it from Five Sentence Fiction.
    Put a Little Love in Your Heart
    Annie at ~McGuffy's Reader~

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  14. Tightly woven, Hank. Like like like!

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  15. Excellent poem hank except...it is not the classic haibun as called for in the prompt and the poem at the end is not a haiku.

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