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Poetry Monday:


Voice Mail Villanelle, Dan Skwire

We're grateful that you called today
And sorry that we're occupied.
We will be with you right away.

Press one if you would like to stay,
Press two if you cannot decide.
We're grateful that you called today.

Press three to end this brief delay,
Press four if you believe we've lied.
We will be with you right away.

Press five to hear some music play,
Press six to speak with someone snide.
We're grateful that you called today.

Press seven if your hair's turned gray,
Press eight if you've already died.
We will be with you right away.

Press nine to hear recordings say
That service is our greatest pride.
We're grateful that you've called today.
We will be with you right away.


I think we can all recognize this experience.

---L.

Subject quote from "Wonder Pets! Theme Song."

Originally posted at http://larryhammer.dreamwidth.org/636524.html (where it has comment count unavailable comments). You can comment here or there.

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puddleshark
May. 23rd, 2017 04:39 pm (UTC)
Somebody needed to write this poem. Well done, Dan Skwire.
lnhammer
May. 23rd, 2017 06:18 pm (UTC)
Well done, indeed.
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