Ode to Work

You are the reason I rise in the early morning
And hear the birds sing to greet the day
You trade the office politicking for a nights rest
Through you I meet new people
And talk with strangers in foreign lands
You switch the stress and depression for security
I was with you when I met my partner
And started a new life
You pay my bills, clothe and feed me
Keep the roof over our heads
You counteract the bullying with my meals
I have nothing to spare for frivolities
But we have all the basics instead
And so I thank you for all the above