Get Your Premium Membership

The Predictable Old Workday Grind

Organ grinder Meat grinder Bump-and-grind The workday grind Get up, get out of bed Drag a comb across my head Yeah, Yeah, Paul: You knew that was coming -- Go to work Pour the coffee Water the plants Sharpen some pencils Head for the water cooler Trade some stories...gossip a bit Stall...stall...stall...and stall some more... Get to the meeting on time Look engaged Back to my cubby And then: What's this? A poem? A what? A poem! A poem appears comes flying from my fingers onto the keyboard up on the screen read... saved... printed … posted on social media... 'liked' All over the internet Gone viral I'm a thing a downright event! Yeah, sure I got canned Of course... Know anyone looking for a new poet? December 03, 2019 Predictable Poetry Contest Sponsor: Nina Parmenter

Copyright © | Year Posted 2019




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

Date: 12/10/2019 2:42:00 PM
Congratulations on your win! I like the way predictability is the backdrop against which we see the magic moment that a poem appears! You've redefined "predictable" for me.
Login to Reply
Wolf Avatar
Gershon Wolf
Date: 12/10/2019 2:56:00 PM
Could never have predicted that, P.S! LOL. Thank you so much for noticing my placement. Season's best, Gershon
Date: 12/10/2019 2:40:00 PM
congrats on your winning poem Gershon
Login to Reply
Wolf Avatar
Gershon Wolf
Date: 12/10/2019 2:56:00 PM
Thank you so much, Gregory! :) gw
Date: 12/10/2019 12:29:00 PM
Too funny but that's how it goes. Ya caught all those thoughts in time and rhyme. Well done. Sorry about the job. At least ya got your priorities in order. If not your words. Those meetings musta taught ya somethin'. So it goes. Congrats.
Login to Reply
Wolf Avatar
Gershon Wolf
Date: 12/10/2019 1:44:00 PM
Thank you so much, Greg, and don't worry. The poet mentioned was purely fictitious! Happy Tuesday! ~ Gershon
Date: 12/10/2019 11:43:00 AM
Congratulations, Gershon. I really enjoyed reading this and can relate to writing poems at work, as I've done my share!
Login to Reply
Wolf Avatar
Gershon Wolf
Date: 12/10/2019 1:53:00 PM
Not that I would ever write a poem on my employers clock. Not me! Far be it from me to do such a thing! LOL. Thanks, Greg. Season's best, Gershon
Date: 12/3/2019 9:51:00 PM
WoW! Gershon, This is a good entry for the contest theme. Good unpredictable twist at the end. I wish you the best of luck in the contest. Enjoy the rest of your evening:-) Alexis
Login to Reply
Wolf Avatar
Gershon Wolf
Date: 12/4/2019 1:07:00 PM
You never know when a poem will come flying out of your keyboard!! Smiles, Gershon
Date: 12/3/2019 4:24:00 PM
Found my way downstairs and had a cup, called Gershon said, come on it's getting late. Nice one, what a grand look at a predictable day with an unpredictable ending. Best wishes in the contest my friend.
Login to Reply
Wolf Avatar
Gershon Wolf
Date: 12/3/2019 6:01:00 PM
Hey thanks for the support on this one, Chris! Cheers, Gershon
Date: 12/3/2019 4:09:00 PM
lol I love your spunky poem dear Gershon, winning wishes are being sent.
Login to Reply