Creating pictures to represent data
Has a power unto its own
And we react to that image in about a half a second
Reaching conclusions without really knowing the story behind it
That is why even though a picture is a thousand words, they could all be lies
Perhaps the big black and white guy didn’t know kung fu
Allison didn’t really care
Nothing made her heart happier than watching him play
Down among the well-chewed bamboo
All the scene needed was a tiger… On second thought, maybe not.
Balls doing acrobatics down the hardwood lanes
Outside the second arrow trying to find the pocket
When in reality my ball does what it wants
Leaving me more pins than I can spare.
She cuddled up in my arms
Obscuring my face with her long hair
For a second I thought I would complain
Then I realized what I had and my heart grew…
As the alien ship slowly descended to the ground
Rachel tried to hold it together. She wished Lisa wasn’t late for their date
Reality seemed to warp, making her knees buckle as the craft touched down
It slowly opened to reveal a blinding light
Valiantly she took one step forward, then the second
As she got closer, she could see vague shapes
Later, Lisa looked at the scorched earth and wondered where Rachel was
Maybe it was the squirrel had had enough
Or maybe Natasha finally got her way
Or maybe Mister Peabody was sick of being second fiddle
So all we know is Bullwinkle wasn’t around anymore
Everyone mourned as they ate their venison jerky
So that proposal was due yesterday? I thought it was next week.
They told me next week. I’m sure of that.
Really, they’ve got to give us a second chance.
Everyone has days like this, Michael. I’m only human.
So what do you mean don’t bother coming to work on Monday?
So Michael, do you think I can get a reference letter hookup from you?
Bonus poem (1st draft) If you like this one better, let me know in the comments.
So that project proposal was due yesterday?
That’s right, so now our company’s existence is now in question.
Really? Why didn’t you tell me?
Everyone told you, daily. With voicemail AND email AND in person
So about that. I thought you were all being a bit pushy.
So about that, you’re fired.
“Do you remember when they didn’t open automatically?”
“Of course I do. I’m older than you, you fool.”
“Obviously, look at your lack of hair.”
“Really? I’m going to kick you through one in just a second.”
“Man, just calm down. Back then, people, had jobs opening them.”
“And where the hell are you going with this?”
“Now my backup career is becoming extinct, and I never got one of the hats.”
Second place might be first loser
It might even be the most frustrating since you were that close
Leaving you wondering what more you could have done
Viewing life that way makes it so frustrating
Everyone fails to win all the time
Remember that and be happy when you medal
Don’t you understand how good of a price this is?
Even shipping and handling is free, so how can you pass on this?
And if you want two, well we’ll throw that second one in on us.
Let your fingers do the walking and call us now. Operators are standing by.