Thursday, January 10, 2008

Shelved

Stagnation has subdued my pay
despite exertion every day—
if slow and steady wins the race
how come the empty trophy case?

6 comments:

HouseMouse said...

It just takes longer to be great that it does to be good. Clear that shelf!

KnotKeats said...

“The race is not always to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, but that's the way to bet.” Damon Runyon

Sorry, I couldn't resist.

The poem is clever, cute and concise, not to mention accurate.

writerwoman said...

I could feel the weariness of the narrator. Nice job conveying that.

ozymandiaz said...

Aye, now this one I believe many a folk can relate.

Bubba said...

Hard to improve on the comments already submitted... I commiserate with the sentiments you so efficiently express.

rch said...

Well I guess it's like the saying - you spend what you make - so it's never enough is it? Thanks everybody, you all just got raises!!