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Sun 9 Mar 2014 16:00

I Wish. By Kathryn

I Wish. By Kathryn

I wish I'd had a job like Gerald Jackson
Sitting in a studio
With earphones
And cups of coffee from a coffee machine
A foyer where people come and go
A reception desk all smart and clean
A view of the cathedral
Buses passing by
And all kinds of people walking by
Looking in the window
I wish I'd had a job like Gerald Jackson
Looking into the archives
Sourcing music lingering in the memory
Evocative of times gone by
Yes, I wish I'd had a job like Gerald Jackson
Sitting in a studio
Yet somehow by mysterious physics
As not understood as in childhood
A welcome guest in many homes
Perhaps if I had understood the relevance
Of physics and radio waves
I too would have had a job
Like Gerald Jackson
If I'd been a good girl at school
And paid attention to my teachers
In their endeavours to instil something
Besides nothing into this brain of mine
If I'd listened to the physics teacher
Had understood the wonder of it,
The magic of it
I would have sat up and listened
Only now do I think with awe
And think - WOW
What a lovely job
To rumble and ramble on the radio
Reading peoples' letters, texts
Listening to music
Playing music
Relaying people's thoughts and memories
Drinking cups of coffee
In the studio of the radio
Clocking in and clocking out
Earning a crust
What a lovely way to earn a crust
Bringing pleasure to peoples' leisure,
In cars, at work, at home,
To the housebound, to the lonely,
Good old fashioned radio.
He rumbles
He rambles
On the radio
Who rumbles and
Rambles on the radio?
G. Jackson of course
Giving a discourse
Saying hello,
And cheering people up
I wish I'd had a job like Gerald Jackson