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A Poem: The Office.

Updated on January 31, 2015

Time To Go Home.

I'm at my desk I'm all alone, all the rest have gone. I said ''I'll stay and finish this'' then said I'd be off home.

Push buttons here, press keys there, lights are blinking everywhere. Green lights, Red lights Blue lights hue, screens that flash and Dongle's to. Machines that hum whine and click, did I remember my memory stick.

I must finish this I know, then check my emails as I go. I should go home as you may guess, I do so suffer with all this stress

Tommorrow morning I'll be here, a smiling face so full of cheer, others arrive in dribs and drabs some look happy some look sad. Me I'm working, the clock it ticks, people looking for memory sticks - The office brightens with sunshine, faces brighten, Coffee time.



Poetry: I Remember my Love.

The office.
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© 2012 Graham Lee

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Graham, my first comment is if I had to work in an office I would go crazy! Secondly, I'm reminded of the movie Office Space, which is one of my all-time favorites...thirdly, well-done, and side of you we rarely see and quite enjoyable.

      bill

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      Jennifer Vasconcelos 4 years ago from Cyberspace and My Own World

      Nice, by getting this handled you'll suffer less ;)

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Bill. Thanks for your comments. The Sun is shining so I thought a lighthearted poem was apt.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Jlava73. Thank you for your comment and visit. Thankfully I don't work in an office.

      Graham.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 4 years ago from Southern Illinois

      This was a totally different piece for you. Clever..Enjoyed..

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      Rosemary Sadler 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

      Oh I can relate to this. Go home, sit and have a cuppa and relax :))

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      Martin Kloess 4 years ago from San Francisco

      My job was high stressed, but what a dream... AND they even paid me!

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi AE. thank you for your visit. Yes, a change today something a little lighter than usual.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Rosemay50. Thank you for your welcome visit. Yes, a cup of tea works every time.

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Mhatter99. Thank you for your comment. As above a nice cup of tea can do wonders.

      Graham.

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      todaylearning 4 years ago from Texas, United States

      nice poem, voted up and awesome.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi todaylearning.

      Thank you for your visit and valued comments.

      Graham.

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      Joseph De Cross 4 years ago

      I felt every word Graham. Office stress and financial crisis can diminish our productivity. Great words and so powerful! Thanks OA!

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      Girish puri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

      A perfect office feel and very well crafted into interesting poetry, thank you so much, interesting.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi LDC. Thank you for your visit and comments. Fortunately I am now retired, so that's all behind me now. Should I say fortunately retired I wonder?

      Graham.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi girishpuri. Thank you for your most welcome comments. All this is behind me now!

      Graham.

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      Karen Silverman 4 years ago

      Lol..my first piece of yours to read - and me gusta! It has a Cat in the Hat lilt to it and i'm so glad it's not about flowers or rainbows...(not that they're not beautiful as well)

      i have a feeling we're going to enjoy each other..lol..if ya know what i mean!

      voting tweeting & sharing on

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      I used to get tied up at the office, thankfully I'm now retired. lol. Thanks for your votes!

      Graham.

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      Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

      Hi Graham, this takes me back to my stressful office days - thank goodness it's all in the past!!

      Loved this and voted up

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Lesley. You are so right. Retirement does have some good points! Thank you for your visit.

      Graham.

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      Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

      Short sweet and wonderful Graham ;a light hearted gem for sure.

      Enjoy your day.

      Eddy.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Eddy. Thank you for your welcome comment. Nice to see you. I do hope all is well.

      Graham.

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      Madeleine Salin 4 years ago from Finland

      What a great idea to write a poem about something that, to me, seems boring. Working in an office seems to be so much more fun after reading your poem. :)

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Thank you Made 21. I am so pleased you enjoyed this poem. A light hearted poem this time.

      Graham.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 4 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Graham, I never worked full time in an office. But each day was a stress still I'd wait for the next morning all fresh and raring to go.

      Great job here.

      Voted up, my friend.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi and thank you rajan. I always appreciate the great outdoors myself. Thank you for visiting and votes.

      Graham.

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      Elena 4 years ago from London, UK

      Beautifully written... brings back memories I had of working in the Office. Liverpool/London. You seemed to be the only one working over-time in yours, but you kept your smile - full of cheer. :-)

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Lady E. Thank you for your visit and welcome comments and also following. Well somebody has to think they are indispensible don' they. lol.

      Graham.

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      Deb Welch 4 years ago

      I came back and wanted to read one of your poems. A Poem - The Office - has nice rhythm to it and funny. I have worked in so many offices - I can relate. Useful and Interesting - too.

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Deb.Thank you for calling back. I appreciate your interest, thank you for your valued comments.

      Graham.

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      Tom Koecke 4 years ago from Tacoma, Washington

      The last one out is so often the first one in!

      I don't know if I've ever read a poem with "memory sticks" in it!

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      Graham Lee 4 years ago from Lancashire. England.

      Hi Tom. Thanks for your valued visit and comments. Memory sticks? O yes I'd forgotten about them:)

      Graham.

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