Just a little ditty I jotted down in my notepad while bored at work.

The Great Boredom War
By M.M.Mann


Boredoms bought the cavalry and I’m in the trench of the 9-5 rat race,
manning the rent paying battery.

Click! Clack! the deafening bellow of the keyboard artillery,
But don’t worry the paperwork regiment is on the way to help engage the hostility.

A nuclear powered pen and PTSD,
mach one speed across this page oh woe is me!


Gather the intelligence on a computer screen spreadsheet,
Send it to upper command, they reject a retreat.

Suck it up the generals say ‘Think of the commission!’
Heard that party line before oh what repetition!


Here comes the air force,
the wreckage of paper planes litter the battlefield floor.

Just victims of the great boredom war.

It’s finally here! The five o clock ceasefire,
until the morning when again… we go under the wire.

 


Submitted: January 24, 2023

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charlamaye

Beautiful poem

Tue, January 24th, 2023 6:05pm

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Hiya there!,
Thank you for taking the time out to give this a read, your kind words are truly appreciated.

Michael

Tue, January 24th, 2023 10:18am

charlamaye

May I recommend my poems I think you're beautiful and Peter and Paul I will warn you now they're not in the traditional structure

Tue, January 24th, 2023 6:06pm

charlamaye

You're welcome

Tue, January 24th, 2023 6:22pm

HOUDINI

Well done.! NOW GIT BACK TO YER DESK!

you missed the pipsqueak Generals both blind and dumb issuing orders and counter orders that cancel each other...LOL

Tue, January 24th, 2023 6:22pm

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Haha that made me laugh a bit, I like that. At least being chained to the desk provided some inspiration haha.

Tue, January 24th, 2023 10:27am

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