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Corporate Speak

When the president said ‘misunderestimated’ Everybody wondered, ‘was he ever educated’ But I forgive him that, for the thing that makes me ‘EEK!’ Is the mad proliferation of Corporation Speak… For thirteen years a desk paid my rent As I gave a hundred and ten percent While progress chasing, the big knobs suggested I could perhaps be more invested   They said action that And try blue sky thinking Let’s square the circle Cos floating ain’t sinking   So pick it up and run with it But bring it to the table And hit the ground running Don’t smoke in the stable Scare the ghost Feel the commotion Peel the onion Boil the ocean   If you’re out of the loop Go punch the puppy We’ll take it on board (While I punch the yuppie) So here’s the game changer Think outside the box We need joined up thinking  Heads up, shoot the fox It’s a no brainer, for it’s got legs The tastiest coffee still has dregs So find a window, bump some heads You can’t make an omelette without cracking eggs So let’s all sing from the same hymn sheet For we live in a world full of corporate speak

Copyright © | Year Posted 2022




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Date: 1/25/2022 3:09:00 PM
Hello Terry ... a bit like polispeak that Boris Johnson is using at the minute to save his job - thanks Terry - Lindsay
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Terry Flood
Date: 1/25/2022 5:48:00 PM
I guess it exists the world over. I just don’t get why everyone has to think outside the box when the answer they seek MIGHT BE INSIDE THE F***ING BOX. Pardon me… composure regained. Ha ha, Terry
Date: 1/22/2022 10:37:00 AM
"Floating ain't sinking" is the new "watchword"? Enjoyed, Terry!
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Date: 1/22/2022 11:47:00 AM
I don’t know what situation might call for my ‘statement of the bleeding obvious’ but it tickled my funny bone. Glad you enjoyed, Rico. Terry
Date: 1/22/2022 9:43:00 AM
Indeed, and when you analyze some of these phrases, you begin to realize they say nothing of substance. This would be a fantastic entry in the Buzzwords contest, Terry. No brainer!
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Terry Flood
Date: 1/22/2022 11:40:00 AM
Thanks, Milt. I dragged this out of the slush pile with Kim’s contest in mind, but alas, she wanted no more than 16 lines. It did need some serious tinkering but I got there in the end. Glad you enjoyed. Terry
Date: 1/22/2022 6:33:00 AM
....well now, that was a core-pour....at.... ass-speak......sarcasms of sour-chasms... ....nice write......stans sand
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Terry Flood
Date: 1/22/2022 11:43:00 AM
Thanks ‘Sand’, glad you enjoyed. Terry
Date: 1/22/2022 4:45:00 AM
No misunderestimation? here Terry, your poem is full of corporate jargon BS, I absolutely cringe at this type of language in talks and meetings, although I thoroughly enjoyed your poem taking the pee, great writing, cheers David
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David Kavanagh
Date: 1/22/2022 6:10:00 AM
Go for it never leave an idea at half mast, David
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Terry Flood
Date: 1/22/2022 6:03:00 AM
I’ve heard a lot those expressions used, one or two I had to look up and, as I told Tom, one I made up… but could imagine it being used for real. Glad you enjoyed, David. I’m off to run an idea up the flagpole… Terry
Date: 1/22/2022 2:58:00 AM
Well written and said Terry , at meetings I used to have to listen to that crap and all the yes men nodding their heads. Tom
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Terry Flood
Date: 1/22/2022 3:03:00 AM
Thanks Tom, I must confess to making up ‘floating ain’t sinking’ but it sounded good so I used it. Have a great weekend. Terry
Date: 1/22/2022 2:55:00 AM
Ha Ha, I love it!
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Date: 1/22/2022 3:03:00 AM
Glad you enjoyed, Terry. Terry