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Below is the poem entitled NETWORKINGNOTWORKING which was written by poet Stephen Quinlan. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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I’ve sipped my tea then let it fester 
Now I search in vain for a wrigleys extra
The seminars over but I’m stuck to my seat
Preferring death to the “meet and greet”
Just how does ‘one’ learn to talk shop 
stop...(look, listen) 
then thoughtfully digest?
Press the flesh 
feign genuine interest 
On a range of subjects I loathe and detest
Sparkle (effervesce) 
Then work the room like a stale breath sex pest
You’re oozing B eau as you move through the room
Your Pink shirt and pin stripes pre-ordained in the womb
Your hairline 
your i-phone 
your chin like a shoe
Still when I grow up I’d like to be you

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  1. Date: 9/10/2012 8:26:00 AM
    Welcome to the site Stephen and what a good write to post, enjoyed reading it xx

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 4:20:00 AM
    Very well written Stephen! I love, love the subject matter. The 'meet and greet' oozes hyprocrisy most of the times. Nice!

  1. Date: 9/4/2012 11:13:00 AM
    A warm welcome to PoetrySoup I offer you this morning Stephen. I wish for you the best in your writing endeavors whatever they may be. Hoping you find even more inspiration by reading some of the poetry written here by other poets. May the sun shine on you that you might find great joy in your life. Thank you for sharing your writing with us. Love, Carol 09/04/2012