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jonie

Mr. Jones

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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this attitude so common with young adults these days
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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.

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Jonie,

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!!

Tammy

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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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A great read...so many can relate

Really enjoy all of your work

Take care

Theresa

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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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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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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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:lol: :lol: :lol:

Jonie your talents are pure genius!

"Dance you happy slaves dance"

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

"Dance anyways"

Cheers!

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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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