has led me
Ways to make a penny.
Indeed, my continuation,
Rests on many a vocation.
A patched together living in summation
The latest of these
I do with ease,
Lounging in my jammies
Teaching English to Chinese…
…Children. Thanks to the internet,
I don’t get wet,
Or take a jet.
I Haven’t even been to China, yet.
Pronunciation and grammar are my trade;
American dollars are what I’m paid.
Fortunately, I don’t have to grade…
…Papers, and the lessons are already made.
I simply report to the designated digital place
With a smile on my face,
Speak at a slow pace,
And keep a clean workspace
“No, not ‘parsent’
“It’s pronounced ‘parent’
Don’t worry about your accent
I know what you meant
This pedagogical enterprise
Supplements my daytime guise
Where I mesmerize
Teach and civilize…
…local students at the secondary age
In order to engage
Them with sage
Advice for life on the world’s stage.
These jobs offer little remuneration,
But, keep in mind, monetization
Isn’t the only form of “job well done” dispensation,
Much of my efforts are met with adulation.
Indeed, the compensation is sufficient
For spiritual nourishment,
But the commercial payment
Won’t even cover rent.
Such is the way
I earn my pay
Allowing me to stay
Productive and bizzay (busy)
Life doesn’t stop because of brain injury.
I’ve still got to get out and feed the monkey.
I just never imagined I’d be