A poem on Corporate Life – Prabhuprasad Paduchuri
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Dedicated to all hard working employees.
We both joined office on the same day.
You talked diplomatically,
I preferred emotional conversations.
All the times, you smiled at boss jokes,
Where I didn’t find any humour or sarcasm.
During the coffee breaks, you were expressive about weekends,
While I was shy to expose my personal life.
You kept on presenting false reports to manager,
While I was one to stay back and complete the work.
You were busy about giving negative feedback,
While I was preparing for my distance learning course.
After 2 years, you got promotion and best employee certification,
While I was forced to get minimum rating under Bell curve.
We both had girlfriends, while you got married to her,
Whereas my girl hates me to the core for what I am.
You bought a car and flat,
I stay in hostel and travel in local buses.
You invested in stock market and building assets,
I choose to invest in people’s smiles and dreams.
Accidentally, we both died in the same month.
We both took nothing with us.
Many people attended your funeral ceremony.
4 people were also carrying me on their shoulders.
1 month later, nobody remembered you.
While so many homes were still weeping for my loss.