Predator (Photo credit: Rob Rover)

Petty villainy
In the day-to-day affairs
Of an office life

Bullies rise to power
On the shoulders of their prey
Before they strike down

All purpose is lost
What the company provides
Is secondary

We reward the ones
We should throw now from our midst
Before they can rule

But complacency
Steals the chance to make things right
From this Fortune’s fool

(c) Helen Valentina 2013, All Rights Reserved

About Helen

I'm drawn to blogging as a way to share ideas and consider what makes us who we are. Whether it's in our working life or our creativity, expression is a means to connect.
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26 Responses to Office

  1. Ray says:

    Petty Villiany… a true wordsmith, Helen!

  2. Renard Moreau says:

    [ Smiles ] Another great one!

  3. Ah, I know that world well……

  4. Brian Hughes says:

    So you’ve obviously worked for the civil service then?

  5. greenembers says:

    Weird, just had a conversation about poor management not just 15 minutes ago. Actually that is probably not weird enough as it should be. That thought makes me a bit sad. 😦

  6. Solothefirst says:

    Mmmm and stupidity, can’t forget that…. It’s all I see at the moment. Great poem! I definitely see what you describe!

  7. Sabrina Glidden says:

    This is an excellent representation of a frustrating reality.

  8. Another excellent read my dear Sis xxx

  9. Tough day at work? I am sometimes horrified by the politics of society

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  11. words4jp says:

    great piece – about a subject that is a pain in the buttocks:)

  12. rcponders says:

    Perfectly captured!

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