"Blow Me" (live write)

by CJ Maleney   Oct 3, 2017


44 tones of you truck and load
Plowing on down that tarmac road
The rain comes at you sideways first
Think to yourself "winds getting worse"

Think to yourself "ah its just the wind"
Then remember it's a truckers sin
You think your truck a heavy tool
But mother nature don't stick to rules

16 feet high and moving you see
It takes you across the lanes of three
Through the reservation, tipped on your side
Touch and go if you survive

Thousands take this chance each day
There is a price of life for all to pay
Trained as professionals you are not fools
And remember! You have children too!

Yet I know this is not a choice you make
For I like you am just the same
It is a game of chance a coin toss
But forced to do it by a prick known as boss

Respect all

Craig

For every bloke(and woman for these are many now) who is forced to go out in storm force winds.
I've seen so many trucks dumped on their sides over the years.
How many dead and how many have life changing injuries?

Something needs to change!

To all hauliers and transport managers who insist drivers go out in these conditions

"Blow Me"

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  • 2 months ago

    by Ren

    Craig. You're awesome. And this write is awesome. Preach!
    Stay safe out there. And the title to this is just fantastic...

    (<3)^love button has been clicked

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      I'm not awesome but thank you

      Craig

  • 2 months ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    It's all about the money eh! I can feel your frustration! Great live write :-) x
    =^.^=

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thank you mad cat lady uhum I mean nice cat lady lol

      Craig x

  • 2 months ago

    by Mark

    Craig your personality shines through in your works and posts. This is a creative use of the phrase and also a very personal piece I think! Well done :)

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Thanks dude

      Suppose in some ways this is kind of a spit post. Just something that was rumbling around in my head.

      Craig

  • 2 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    I get you very clear Craig...I also have encountered that complaint when I was working for a sugar manufacturer when deliveries are still pushed thru in the midst of strong winds and brewing storm. Lives and inventory are put at stake... not very wise but business minded people really mean business.

    • 2 months ago

      by CJ Maleney

      Morning Mel

      Yeah they do, and they screw the little guy.

      Craig x

  • 2 months ago

    by CJ Maleney

    OK wrote live but had to drop in an edit or two.

    Adding to this because I can't sleep.

    There is a simple solution to this but the authorities will never go for it.

    All it takes is for them to say it's not safe park up. That simple. It will never happen because consumers require goods.

    Example

    We are bound by driver's hours regulations and rightfully so.
    A few years ago we had really bad snow (I like snow lol) Anyway the government and transport regulators relaxed driving hours and total shift times to ensure the supermarkets received their deliveries.

    I honestly swear I seen two old girls fighting over a loaf of bread.

    At one point I would have laughed at this. At that point I thought Jesus is that what we have become. No one can bake a loaf of bread anymore?

    We baked our own and it was lush.

    Craig

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