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Inside a Cubicle

We work inside a cubicle. 
Our faces bathed in bluish glow
Like corpses at a funeral, 

But if we're dead we don't yet know. 
Instead we numbly press on keys
Within our lidless coffin row.

Complacency is our disease
For nothing changes day to day;
A truth a habit guarantees. 

Yet soon this herd with faces gray, 
These mindless, faceless, zombie-men,
Will shuffle off each on their way

To find our peace, some rest, but then
Once more at eight we'll rise again.

4 25 2019
Quirky Tercets Contest

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Date: 5/13/2019 4:57:00 PM
Ah, this is brilliant, Jesse:-) Faved! And believe me it's tough for me to love a poem enough to fav it. Congrats on your win!
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Jesse Rowe
Date: 5/13/2019 10:42:00 PM
Wow, thank you. I'm glad to see this poem be so well received.
Date: 5/7/2019 6:51:00 PM
Was this POTD? --It should have been. You have succinctly summed up the alienation of modern man! Bravo! A FAVE for me Best wishes, Gershon
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Jesse Rowe
Date: 5/13/2019 10:41:00 PM
Thank you for your kind words and fav.
Date: 5/4/2019 7:32:00 AM
...just shut up and stay in line.....Great job on this Jesse.....thank's for the chuckle...
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Jesse Rowe
Date: 5/6/2019 11:12:00 PM
Have to file those TPS reports.
Date: 5/4/2019 2:09:00 AM
Oh, man, I wish I'd thought of this. I was in that cubby world, I relate, yet didn't pull out the idea. BUT you did, with creative wit delivered in perfect paced bits. You took me inside my gray clothed wall-world! I must fav and worse I must attempt this topic for my own therapy because you've excited my muse and she's already insisting. Love it. Congrats. CayCay
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Jesse Rowe
Date: 5/6/2019 11:11:00 PM
That's not worse. All the better to know I've inspired others. Thank you for your thoughtful comment.
Date: 5/3/2019 9:39:00 PM
Congratulations on your winning poem! I loved reading every line! XOXO - Briauna
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Jesse Rowe
Date: 5/6/2019 11:09:00 PM
Thank you, Briauna.
Date: 5/3/2019 2:22:00 PM
LOL. How clever!
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Jesse Rowe
Date: 5/6/2019 11:07:00 PM
Thank you.
Date: 5/3/2019 9:23:00 AM
Loved this from the minute you rhymes “funeral” and “cubicle” and the wonderful line “if we’re dead, we don’t yet know.” Great flow and treatment of a subject matter close to my heart edged you the win!
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Jesse Rowe
Date: 5/6/2019 11:06:00 PM
Wow. Thank you so much for my placement. I haven't been writing as much lately, but this idea came to me and I'm glad to see it was well received.
Date: 5/3/2019 9:08:00 AM
Back with congratulations!
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Jesse Rowe
Date: 5/6/2019 11:02:00 PM
Thank you for the read and comment.
Date: 4/29/2019 10:02:00 AM
Nice one, though I would suggest that some find fulfillment in their cubicle based jobs. Heck, at least there's a paycheck at the end of the cycle. Excellent poem though
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CayCay Jennings
Date: 5/4/2019 2:15:00 AM
I found fulfillment but woven into other 'things' I found in a multiple year time period, week after week. In my case pondering the partition world of depersonalization was also something my thoughts found periodically. We adapt, accept and find our joy ... yes?
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Jesse Rowe
Date: 4/29/2019 5:55:00 PM
I am one of those of which you speak (who love their cubicle job). Thanks for the read and comment.
Date: 4/28/2019 6:38:00 AM
"But if we're dead we don't yet know" That line got me! Enjoyed!
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Date: 4/25/2019 7:14:00 PM
This made me think of that movie 'Office Space' - if it had zombies! Great poem, best of luck in Nina's contest!
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Jesse Rowe
Date: 4/25/2019 7:36:00 PM
So funny. I was also thinking of that movie, but the rhymes took me in a different direction. Thanks for the comment.