...the irony of a day whose activities/inactivity suggest something contary to it s name...

A Day Called Labour

A day of labour
When all and sundry lay late
In their beds without much of an endeavour,
A working nation who on this very Labour Day
Have not much but to linger in their inactivity,
What irony...

A day called labour when our roads are clear
No traffic, no honks, no sounds to hear,
Our town has turned ghostly on this Labour Day
So why call it labour, when subtly you and I
Have been lazing in the comfort of our tuff
In the name of an international day of celebrating work

Perhaps it should be Labourer's Day Home
More appropriate, No Labour Day
What about you?
Have you laboured through your labour day today?
What irony...


Poetry by kip
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Written on 2007-05-01 at 17:29

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..thanks, I know the meaning, was just making fun out of English...

Hi kip!
In the expression "Labour day", the word "labour" is used in its meaning of "workers as a group, working class", rather than in its primary meaning (i.e. a synonym of "work"). Wikipedia says so:
"A Labour Day is an annual holiday celebrated all over the world that resulted from efforts of the labour union movement, to celebrate the economic and social achievements of workers."
It has been celebrated since the 1890's.
I wish you a good and glad Labour Day!