(To impatient to listen? Work in an office where sound coming from the computer is uncool? Read the lyrics and think of Beethoven's "Ode to Joy.")
The Freelance National Anthem
by Bill Dyszel
We are fulltime freelance writers
What we love is being free.
We don't need no stinkin' office!
We don't need security!
Every day of freelance writing
Brings a different kind of joy!
And it keeps our families doubting
That we're actually employed.
Every morning we give thanks
We're not commuting with the mob
We don't worry that we could get
Fired for napping on the job!
But if one day all those employees
Lost their jobs, one thing is true:
One day later, they'd be saying
They had all "gone freelance," too!
We are never sure if we will
Make a profit or a loss
But we can't be terminated
Just for flipping of fthe boss
Benefits are had to come by
And the money's not enough
But our treasure is the endless
Joy of working in the buff!