Home    

Meeting like weather

by Paganini Jones

The meeting was like weather
Set in
For the week

Storm clouds gathered
By ten o’clock
Round the chairman

Who noticed his son’s
Snow plough
In his pocket

Disagreement
Banked up
Either side of the table

Arguments rained down
Spattered
notepads and minutes

Checkmated positions
Blocked
The way ahead

yet

Like a break in the clouds
Lunch came
At one

Sandwiches, coffee,
Shared
Gave promise of rainbows

With a bad joke and forced laughter
The small boys
Came out to play

Jostling position
For the
Snow plough

05/21/2003

Author's Note: I have worked as an office temp for some time. At one office I saw something like this happen. The rest is poetry (or tries to be!)

Posted on 05/23/2004
Copyright © 2020 Paganini Jones

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Maureen Glaude on 05/24/04 at 09:46 PM

thank goodness for humour, to break tension, I always say. I hate closed-door sessions and negativity in meetings. But I can endure them and fight out with the best of them for my point of view. Good work, Pag.

Return to the Previous Page
 

pathetic.org Version 7.3.2 May 2004 Terms and Conditions of Use 0 member(s) and 2 visitor(s) online
All works Copyright © 2020 their respective authors. Page Generated In 0 Second(s)