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Summer Job Genocide

Flipping through the classifieds of our rural newspaper  
We circled and scribbled down the help wanted numbers
As the school season came to its celebrated end  
 
Jot - note adverts looking for our cheap hands to work their creed  
Factory line machine men , hay bail stackers , quick meal servers and the other etceteras  
 
An abundance of opportunity for all us infant laborers
Hoping to line our pockets with a bit of adulthood  
Just to waste it on the embarrassing childhood novelties we still held onto  
 
There was one of those listings that fit my liking  
Groundskeeper needed , that couldn't be too difficult , I thought  
Zooming around trimming grass and taking in the strong newfound sun  
 
So , I went through the motions of getting there  
Wrote down my name , number and the place I called home
Seemed to fit their liking , I was hired right away  
 
And days went by as I whacked all those mischievous weeds  
Rolled over the army of blades that showed no sign of surrender  
Yanked out the invading insurgents that spoiled the consistency of each flower bed  
 
Though, It wasn't 'til I turned my concern to the path I carved behind  
all the destruction came to light , I could hardly believe my eyes  
Oh , the ant hill catastrophe , cob web calamity , and chirping bird hysteria !  
 
That was enough for me , turns out I'm a conscientious objector
ElrondSirfalas
Written by ElrondSirfalas
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8/30 NaPo
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