Return to Work

Today I returned to work,
a duty that I could not shirk,
I’ve had 5 weeks of leave,
a most joyous reprieve,
but now those free days are done.

It’s not that I don’t understand
the expectations life has of man
that at the end of the day
we should pay our own way
but I’d rather win Lotto instead.

So forgive me if I don’t seem happy
or my tone has turned a bit snappy
I’d got used to the time
that was all mine
but now it belongs to the clock.