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Oh, don't you just love office politics? I penned this years ago while working in a hostile work environment.

Vain Glory

   to be NUMBER ONE --
   the first!

    she PUSHES and SHOVES
    her team mates --
    out of her way!

But the hearts she's stung
    hold no warmth
    for this rising star
    who stepped on them like a platform
    to receive her reward,
    the praise of man,
    which will soon be forgotten ...

Yet, it is the HEART
    that lives forever!

©  S. K. Smtih, December 18, 1990



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Reviewed by Melissa Mendelson (Reader)
There are those that will step over whomever to reach their dream, but once that dream is fulfilled and faded, what are they left with? Too many bridges have been burned behind them, and nobody will be looking to give them another chance.
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler
Right on. The praises of man eventually echo their final refrain. But the heart, it remains to everlasting. Thank you for this. Blessings, J'nia
Reviewed by Z McClure
Wow! I have seen this and that last line "yet it is the HEART that lives forever" powerfully expresses a truth all humans need to heed!
I really enjoy reading your poetry Susan

Reviewed by Regis Auffray
This is very true in a lot of working environments. Thank you, Susan. Love and best wishes,

Reviewed by Lois Christensen
Glad I am not in the working world no more. I try to get along with all who live in my apartment building. No gossip about others do I wish to share in. I give each a chance for friendship and see the best in others and not the worst. Sometimes that brings me needed peace of mind too.
Reviewed by Edwin Hurdle
An excellent poem.Office politics are such a pain,take care

Reviewed by Karen Palumbo
The number one thing I always made a point to stay away from, nice writing....

Be always safe,
Reviewed by Sandie May Angel-Joyce
Office politics can be very stressful, and misery is the one who has to work in the middle of two who are at wars with one another.

I had the experience of working amongst such individuals, and it was really hard to stay on neutral ground. They each want to pull you to side with them.

And some are big bullies with loud voices, they bullied their ways to the top paying little attention to who they step on.

Such is life!...and we have to see and work with these people in most of our waking hours.

Sandie Angel :o)
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