A Cog in the Works

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Time standing still in the shop

...I wish I had a lolllipop...

To enjoy its delicious, fuity flavor

Instead of toiling with this labor

Wiping down and masking off

Sharp and greasy metal parts

Hands cut, clothing torn

'Tis the way I start my morn

Out for finish, in for paint

This parts good....this one ain't

Pressing hardware, final sand

This ones a RUSH, quick all hands!

Lunch is quick, no time for fun

Hurry til the day is done

Packaging and boxing up

UPS at three o'clock!

The metal shop is quite the tell

....time to go home

           I'm beat to hell




◄ The Nature of Things

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Don Matthews

Sat 31st Aug 2019 15:24

I'll have to ask Thalia. She's ringin' the bell. Relationship-settling-in hiccups. We're working on it......

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Lisa C Bassignani

Sat 31st Aug 2019 15:03

Thanks Ruth. It is pretty cool.
Don...you got a blueprint or would you like something done up custom?

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Don Matthews

Sat 31st Aug 2019 14:39

Thalia went off on my bike t'other day
(She left me to think up ideas) - the sod
And when it came back, Lise, something was broke
She'd gone and stripped bike's bloody gears

Can you mend? Thalia is heartbroken......
(She can wheel it across through the ether)....

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Ruth O'Reilly

Sat 31st Aug 2019 14:29

What an unusual job you have Lisa, it sounds like hard work but I'm impressed by how you enjoy it and the way it seems to be inspiring you to write good poetry.

Devon Brock

Fri 30th Aug 2019 22:12

That sounds pretty cool. I love an ever-changing work environment. There are a lot of older machines out there, especially in rural communities, that require such fabrication shops to keep going. The parts are no longer available. But, of course, you know that.


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Lisa C Bassignani

Fri 30th Aug 2019 22:01

I work for a typical small community metal fab and engineering shop. We take on all kinds of work. Lots of chassis for other components, aviation parts, exercise equipment...all those metal parts that everyone just takes for granted. Large and small. I love it because its always changing. My daughter works there also. She does the silkscreening.
Oh yeah...restaurant equipment too!

Devon Brock

Fri 30th Aug 2019 21:47

If you don't mind me asking, what sort of things do you make there?

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Lisa C Bassignani

Fri 30th Aug 2019 21:44

Yes... It is like that some days...lol..! Its a small shop and a lot of fun.

Devon Brock

Fri 30th Aug 2019 21:37

Thank you, Lisa. Brought a smile to my face. Makes me think of the music in the old WB cartoons whenever they cut to a factory scene. Ha! Found it -



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Lisa C Bassignani

Fri 30th Aug 2019 21:24

For Devon

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