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Mr. Jones

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Posted 24 February 2012 - 05:30 PM

A new member named aerex posted a lyric up recently where one of the lines spoke of him needing his life to feel "special". On one hand, it's endearing, this attitude so common with young adults these days. On the other, reality must come as a bit of a shock when they actually get "out there". All meant in good fun.

Mr. Jones

To think you worked so hard for that degree
Walked away assured you held the key
Took a nice long holiday
E-mailed a couple resumes
Dreaming of that bonus pay (and)
The possibilities

Welcome to the office, Mr. Jones
You'll fit in well with all the other drones
We know you have some great ideas
But don't carve them in stone, Mr Jones

We recommend the diner 'round the block
Employees must be mindful of the clock
It's never been our policy
To give away our time for free
If you don't care, you'll get to see
How much we like to dock

Welcome to the office, Mr. Jones
You''ll be filling in for Agnes on the phones
And Mr. Smithers needs a file
He's left behind at home, Mr. Jones

Just in case you're left with any doubt
That this is what the world is all about
Maybe there's a lucky few
Who never have to pay their dues
But Mr. Jones, that isn't you
So kindly, please don't shout

Welcome to the office, Mr. Jones
Here's your weekly pittance and some bones
We know about your grave concerns
But in this place, you're on your own
We're not about to coddle you
We don't care if you feel at home
Your mother thinks you're special but
To us you're just a clone
Mr. Jones
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Posted 25 February 2012 - 12:46 AM


this attitude so common with young adults these days
Hey Jonie, :angry:
I can remember those days. :rolleyes:
At least I think I can. :unsure: :P

Though it makes one feel sad for the kids today and the lack of opportunities compared to what we had way back when. :(
But just think, if they can make it through, how satisfying that would be for them. Good luck gang. :)

Nice writing. :)

P.S. It also reminded me of a song i wrote way back about getting out of that 9 to 5 day job.
Maybe i should try and make it a bit more listenable for today's audiences.
I'm pretty sure the theme will still be the same.
"The quality of life,
can only be measured by
the integrity of yourself and the friends
that take the trip with you."

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 07:00 PM


This is very good and has such a great flow......

I certainly have been there myself and I think you really did a great job on this and I am

so happy you shared it!!

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:53 PM

A slice of life indeed. Probably more verse than poem but a good read none the less. Thanks for sharing.......................peace!
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Posted 25 March 2012 - 05:17 PM

A great many can relate

Really enjoy all of your work

Take care


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Posted 30 March 2012 - 06:23 PM

interesting take on having mr. jones as the 'underdog', mr. jones is usually the one in the suit telling people what they can't do right?

and it was well written, very grounding

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Posted 03 April 2012 - 02:13 PM

Well written Jonie. This is a sharp and satirical piece of observation of how it is today for many graduates. My girlfriend's daughter and my own daughters have been in a similar situation with organisations taking advantage of the situation and sometimes exploiting young people in the name of internships or similar

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 09:27 PM

Hi Jonie...........I enjoyed the lyric....but I have to say that it is hard for me to relate.
I've always felt I was special...and everything I did was to prove it.
I think, in the end, we are as special as we make it! B) -Tom
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Posted 13 May 2012 - 11:43 AM

:lol: :lol: :lol:

Jonie your talents are pure genius!

"Dance you happy slaves dance"

and if you're not happy, well...

"Dance anyways"


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Posted 18 May 2012 - 09:24 PM

Hello, Hope you are well. I like this poem a great deal. It reminds me of things I'd rather forget. But it's good to remember. Love, John K

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