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Hierchy of Stupidity

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Hierchy of Stupidity

It seems the higher up the ladder
The stupider some people get
With just the right amount
Their futures seem set

Skill doesn't always matter
The dum can have success
They get pushed up even higher
Regardless of their mess

When they can't be fired
Promotion is the answer
Move them up the chain
Give others the cancer

Sometimes in the end
They'll run the whole place
On the very top floor
Setting corporate pace

They say the union Rules 
Maybe stupidity's supream
It's hard to make it stop
Once it picks up steam 



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  1. Date: 11/28/2012 11:18:00 AM
    Well said! One of the wonderful things about creative writing is the opportunity to point these injustices out. I find writing it down prevents me from becoming like Michael Douglas' character in Falling Down, although I'm more likely to turn into that character in Office space, ha ha! Great write!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/28/2012 11:26:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    That was a rather scary transformation he underwent. I appreciate you taking time to look through my poems. Have a great day.
  1. Date: 11/20/2012 5:35:00 PM
    Ha! Amen!!!! Maybe stupidity is supreme- could your words speak any more truth?! This is so great, im off to read more!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2012 6:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Enjoy sweet Anne.
  1. Date: 11/20/2012 4:28:00 PM
    While perusing your very well written piece on the way business works, I realize how fortunate I am that the back stabbing and nastiness is all behind me! Cheers, Jake

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2012 6:21:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You are a funny guy, if it was ahead of you it wouldn't be backstabbing. My laugh for the day. Thanks Jack.
  1. Date: 11/20/2012 9:26:00 AM
    WHoa Richard! You're on the roll. And what's brought on this angst? I like the line 'the dum can have success', it goes to show how rotten the system is. And the thought of promoting incompetents to avoid bureaucracy is oh so true. Very well written!

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2012 9:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We had a friend over for dinner and were talking about corruption in gov't. I said it sounded like a hierchy of stupidity and somehow those two words stuck in my brain.
  1. Date: 11/20/2012 9:08:00 AM
    Those two lines about promotion are so true. brilliant Richard xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2012 9:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy, I am fortunate to work for a non unionized company that works on merit, unlike union or govt positions.
  1. Date: 11/20/2012 8:58:00 AM
    brilliant philosophy, Richard, there is no fooling you is there? told just like it is...

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 11/20/2012 9:46:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    We live in an intresting world!