Monday, 21 August 2017

Poetry Monday

Poetry Monday is brought to us courtesy of Diane of On The Alberta/Montana Border (you can find her in my sidebar).  Procrastinating Donkey (she's in my sidebar too..all the best people are) joined in and I couldn't resist leaping on board myself.  There is a weekly theme which you can use or not as you like.  This weeks theme is 'meetings'.

The Dreaded Lunch Time Meeting

It was quarter to twelve in the a. of m. 
and I lined up with the rest of them.
Lunches in brown bags and coffee in cups,
snarling where's the boss lady, what's the hold up?
The doors flew open and we tumbled in,
the tall the short the fat and the thin.
The scramble for chairs was remarkably loud.
One chair for each was all they allowed.
No chair for the boss lady?  Someone will stand.
It can't be her, she's far too grand.
Mavis and Joan, Lisa and Deb all joined us by phone.
The only one missing was Angie, alone.
All of us grousing about meetings at lunch hours.
This time belongs to us.  Its totally ours.
How dare they expect us to give up our time?
I wonder if someone will put our views to rhyme?

think so.

Why not join us for Poetry Monday.  Read, write, critique, share your thoughts.   If you decide to join in let us know please.. either post here or on your own blog...either way, we want to read what you write.


  1. One of the best things about retirement is no meetings. Lunch time or otherwise. Or not that sort of 'meeting' anyway.

    1. I know, every time I think about those meetings and the fact that they still go on, I smile.

  2. Lunch time meetings should only ever be between friends meeting in town to "do lunch".
    Work meetings should be in working hours, or they can send around a memo instead.

    1. Truth of the matter is, we all took our lunches and ate them in the meeting and then every sincgle one of us took our lunch break time anyway and there wasn't a darn thing management could do about it.

  3. I never appreciated the lunchtime meetings, even when they did provide lunch, I was skipping a much better lunch at home for their dried cold cuts...Ok got that out of my system.

    Great poem Delores, you nailed it my friend.

    1. Seven years plus retired and I still get all up in arms about those lunch hour meetings lol.

  4. Well done, Delores! No writer's block for you this week :)

    1. So many kinds of meetings and I had to choose one I was angry about at the time.

  5. the only thing that can make a meeting palatable is food. And rhyme . . .

    1. News of profit sharing or raises didn't hurt either

  6. What a brilliant read this is ...
    Thank you.

    All the best Jan


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