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The Project Manager

Updated on December 15, 2016

Your partnership’s a treacherous lie

a game of sorts

the role of your lifetime

complete with mocking power

threatening demands

and empty promises.

Playing dumb

gets you through

this civil service

to a pension

with a raise every year.

Must feel good

to do your bosses’ bidding

pretend to wield

a degree of authority

bring some purpose

to a life of such short stature.

Tools of the trade

not putting it in writing

denying what you say

hiding behind manipulation

guilt trips

low blows,

whatever it takes

to pass the buck

and make it through another pay day.

A master of

tactics to waste time

purposeless assignments

and wild goose chases

make up quite the repertoire

of your learned trade.

Keeping your job

is always your bottom-line

shielding the design

of a man whose game

is wheeling a play of showmanship

to hide the money

that lines his threads.

Such fake and falseness

a shell to disguise

the nothingness inside

cause working for the people

are only words that are said

and poverty and misery your grand fundraising tools.

Your skill-less qualifications

reveal your accomplishments

off the work of others

allowing you to spin the tales

of recovery and hope,

but lies are the only truths you know.


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      Dianna Mendez 14 months ago

      It is sadly true that there are some people working for the government taking advantage of their position. It is too easy for them to take long breaks, do minimal work, etc., and still get paid. Makes those who really put the pedal to the metal frustrated.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 14 months ago from Southern Illinois

      I thought so. I've seen this type and wondered why they chose to work in that capacity. Take care....

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      truthfornow 14 months ago from New Orleans, LA

      yes @alwaysexploring you nailed it

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      Linda Crampton 15 months ago from British Columbia, Canada

      This sounds like a depressing situation, truthfornow. As usual, you've told your story very effectively.

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      Ruby Jean Fuller 15 months ago from Southern Illinois

      Wow, read this last night and couldn't quite get the drift, today I see the person you're exposing. Someone who possibly works for the state and could care less about the poor who needs assistance. Let me know if I'm close?