The Corporate Snake

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Im sure everyone who's ever worked in a thankless job can relate to this.

Severed links
To spite your face
Met the door
With pride in place
Head held high
Not looking back
At your ethics weak
And your morals black
Tried to hard
Asked not much
Victim to
The corporate touch
“We don’t pay much!”
“There’s no progression!”
“I hope you know?”
“We’re in recession!”
Demeaning words
Petty jibes
Reflects upon
Such empty lives
Life moves on
Lose no slumber
Happy being
Not just a number
Worked so hard
The day has come
Pride intact
Job well done!

Submitted: November 07, 2010

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I really liked it especially the dialouge

Sun, November 7th, 2010 3:35am



Sat, November 6th, 2010 9:17pm


good ending. Glad to see the person at the end of the day is not defined by the "petty jibes and empty lives"!

Sun, November 7th, 2010 6:24am


Thank you, appreciate the comments! :)

Sun, November 28th, 2010 7:42am


It is ambiguous. Yet that is the beauty of the poem. Job well done! :)

Sun, July 24th, 2011 4:42pm


Thank you very much :)

Sun, August 21st, 2011 11:54am

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