From bad to verse

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Published November 16, 2007 6:00PM (EST)

Work Life

True Tales of the Office, Three: Wilbur's Revenge: The Musical!

Fogharty - 10:31 am Pacific Time - Nov 5, 2007 - #2378 of 2512

To the tune of My Favorite Things

Rumors run rampant and paranoid feelings
Financial cut backs and underhand dealings.
Then go the bennies and overtime pay
I don't think that I'll still be here come May.

Dumb stupid books about cheese that is moving
Phoney emails that say things are improving.
"Trust us" they say, "We won't lead you astray."
Think I'll look later for my resume.

Managers drinking and admins are grieving.
IT got word and by droves they are leaving.
Hoping we'll last past the next holiday.
Somehow I think it won't happen that way

Gotta show them
In my own way
I am not their clown.
I'll grab my Swingline and on that last day
I'll come and I'll burn it down!

Private Life

What are you doing right now?

la maga - 09:22 pm Pacific Time - Nov 13, 2007 - #9437 of 9599

An urban planner unable to sleep
Designed a whole city with nary a peep:
With buttresses flying and balustrades wide
and aquaducts stemming an unruly tide
he columned and coralled the wide open land
until every square inch was perfectly planned
and finally grown drowsy from his late night labor
he dosed off and toppled the house of his neighbor
and snored off the dome of the capitol hall
and restlessly rolled down the old city walls
and when he awoke his perfect new town
had returned to the dust and the wide open ground.

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