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Saturday, May 14, 2011

Saturday Centus 14 May Hush little baby don't you cry....

Jenny Matlock


Thank goodness for Blogger's rebirth.....well coming back to life....because Jenny has offered a soft and easy prompt that brings warm fuzzy thoughts like.....who does enjoy the rocking of a baby more!?!   Her prompt this week is "Hush little baby, don't you cry,"  don't we all feel like crying like a baby sometimes?  Especially when we get missed, or left behind or lost.....okay just because it's raining outside again, and I must work again this afternoon....doesn't mean I can't be hopeful!

If you haven't already given this Saturday Centus (pour-out your inner-self) yet, then hurry who knows if Blogger will be up all day (kidding)...of course they will but go here just in case

http://jennymatlock.blogspot.com/2011/05/saturday-centus-hush-little-baby.html

You can use up to 100 words and that's not including the prompt....here's mine,

             Many of us felt like we'd been consumed by Spanish moss. Sob, sob.  Personally, I dread feeling like a dead skeleton inside a decayed tree.  Why do some managers bite the hands of those who weed?  Following rules and sincerity means nothing?  Truly, working like a leafless tree and brown-nosing our bosses ranks reward; even while huddling a snug retreat in the backroom devising battles between employees. 
              Undeniably, all those grease-spattered stones thrown (behind the boss’s backs) can be rewarded by receiving "employee of the month".  Managers can be so blind.  I know, “hush little baby, don’t you cry,”  there's always next month!

14 comments:

Amanda said...

Sadly so true for the majority of employees out there.

The day started out really sunny but I think your rain is coming over here any moment now. :)

sage said...

Hush little baby, don't you cry... That's always a sad song!

cj Schlottman said...

Great way to take this prompt! Your metaphors and concrete images give little story great weight. I like it a lot.

Namaste.........cj

upinthecosmos said...

Been there oh so many times! Your time will come & when it does you'll have the satisfaction of knowing... you did it your way... LOL... sorry.... you did it the right way I meant:-)

Sue said...

How sharper than a serpent's tooth is a thankless boss!

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jeff campbell said...

Intriguing...what an interesting and well done take with our prompt...Peace and blessings

Judie said...

It's even worse when you do the absolute best job you can, only to find out that "Employee of the Month" just happens to be chosen by your peers who didn't work as hard as you did. This happened to my son recently. It made him so angry that he applied for a better job within the company and GOT IT! Now he's a happy guy!!

Rawknrobyn.blogspot.com said...

I love your creative use of natural imagery (moss, leafless tree...). It made for a very strong piece. I think anyone who's ever had a boss can relate. Very nicely done.
xoRobyn

Porky said...

It raises the concepts almost to the mystical, and it's a fine commentary indeed.

Tgoette said...

Great job, Karen! A very unique and creative way to use the prompt!

The Woodswoman said...

Wordsmithing well done.

Ames said...

Forget the Employee of the Month. Show me the money! Good one!~Ames

Nonna Beach said...

Great Job ! I love the flow, ebbs and tides of this story. Anyone who has had a bad boss can surely relate and dream of light at the end of the tunnel...maybe !

Jenny said...

This was really neat. It took me a second to figure out where you were twisting and turning us to! And then I went, 'ahhhhh', in a big sigh of amazement at this perfect little gem of wordcrafting!