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Sunday morning, late newspaper blues

Sunday morning, late newspaper blues

Lie here waiting, agitating,

Awake, since the crack of dawn;

Sun is rising, I’m despising

The newsboy for taking so long!

Every Sunday, without failure,

Late, just as the one before,

In no hurry, he’s not worried,

What time he puts it through the door.

Is he lazy or just listless?

Should I give him a tip this Christmas?

Is it his fault or his boss’s?

No matter what, it’s why I’ve got,

These Sunday morning

Late newspaper blues!

Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday,

Friday and Saturday too

Newsboy’s early, seven thirty,

Believing’s hard although it’s true!

But each Sunday, without failure,

Late, just as the one before,

It’s nine thirty, or nine forty,

Before he puts it through the door!

Is he lazy or just listless?

Should I give him a tip this Christmas?

Is it his fault or his boss’s?

No matter what, it’s why I’ve got

These Sunday morning

Late newspaper blues!

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Tony Taylor

Hey ROWLAND!!... this is powerful in its very simplicity .......I like the repetition of "Should I give him a Christmas tip!!" ~VERY important to the flow of the ambiance created on a "SUNDAY MORNING".........VERY creative.......ALL STARS!!.....LOVE and ROCKETS!!.......T xo  😉✳✴☀

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ROWLAND PAUL HILL

Hi Tony

Many many thanks for your very very kind and generous comments, plus stars! Often simplicity is best! Why make a simple story more complicated than it needs to be?

Very best wishes

Rowland

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Cherie Sumner-Taylor

Lol....Hi Rowland...I could see this poem as a bluesy song...How dare that newsboy deliver late?  The news is old by the time it gets there...Lol  Original themed write...I love the theme and flow of this..It was funny too!  I am sure many can relate...Great job!   xox Cherie

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ROWLAND PAUL HILL

Hi Cherie

I'm really glad you enjoyed the song. Fortunately in our troubled world and everyday life a late Sunday newspaper is not quite the worst that could happen!

Kindest regards

Rowland

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