Charlie Corporate

This is my first post for the first Haibun Thinking – a new Haibun Writing Challenge. The prompt I chose was:

“Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.”
– Ferris Bueller’s Day Off

****

His rise through the ladders of work left him breathless.

Time out for marriage that was for sure.

There were kids his wife assured.

No one mentioned this unfairness.

***

One more time he had to check this corporate allure.

Corporate Gods before all.

Up, up towards that impossible goal for sure.

With all this some say he had a lot of gall.

***

Once there, everything had been left behind.

But no one was there to see him now.

He thought he was a gift to mankind.

But in the end he wasn’t even the cats meow.

a rose for my love

i wish i could play again

one more chance to smell

23 thoughts on “Charlie Corporate

  1. Probably too true of a message in today’s world. The corporate go getter needs to know how to balance family life into the mix. Or – in the end -may be left all alone.

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  2. My friend always says, be nice to your kids, they pick out your nursing home. Not that I need that reminder usually, but it does make me laugh. Sounds like the man in your excellent poem might have needed to hear this.

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