A Dull Boy: ergophobia
His colleagues thought he was a jerk,
And he was different—there's no doubt:
You see, he was afraid of work.
That’s what his weirdness was about.
He tried his best to conquer fear—
He tried some therapy and drugs
But to his colleagues it was clear:
“This guy’s a rival of the slugs.”
The years went on—as did the fear.
And he did everything he could.
But with retirement drawing near,
His colleagues thought, This dude’s no good!
But at retirement he confessed
His struggles—all that he had feared.
His colleagues changed. “This guy’s the best!”
And all of them just stood and cheered.