Sep 4, 2010

Big Tent: Word Pool

A lousy raise communicated by e-mail: that was my inspiration for Big Tent Poetry's weekly prompt. The assignment: to borrow words from whatever struck us at any given moment – finding words from our everyday lives – even if it meant stealing the words of others.

At least "the impersonal nature of this e-mail" ... a great line that wouldn't fit into my fib poem ... was rich with inspiration. All words straight from the boss's e-mail; just shuffled up a bit. :-) The spirit remains the same.

Thank You

For hard work
Your new salary
I am sorry you will see it.


gautami tripathy said...

You did good!

pavement musings

Tumblewords: said...

Perfect fib - I'm thinking this raise wasn't what you expected. E-mail yet. Pft. Glad you're liking fibs!

Tilly Bud said...

How horrible! But you got a good poem out of it, so all is not lost.

Rosidah Abidin said...

You have made out the best of this situation ^_^.

Christine said...

Thank you, friends! So nice to hear from you all; can't wait to see your latest. :-)

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Deb said...

I like the way you twisted (what I imagined).

This fib is a good retort (though I wish you had more tangible means in an unfair world).

kavisionz said...

hah! AWESOME!! I mean the wit and sarcasm... not that lousy raise :)
But sometimes I think, something's better than nothing! :)

And you know what! Interestingly, the word verification thingy has asked me to enter the word "tries" for this post!! How odd is that!!! :)

Victoria Ceretto-Slotto said...

Sadly, many of us have had this kind of experience. I had a dream recently in which I got a $.22 raise. And I'm retired! I think this comes back to the need to find our worth within ourselves. Like your blog...keep at it!

Jingle said...

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Happy Wednesday!
Happy September!

Christine said...

Such wonderful comments; uplifting: thank you, ladies! Almost makes the crap raise worth it ;-)

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