Saturday, December 25, 2010

A Non Christmas Poem

This wll probably be my first and last attempt at rhyming couplets. I really need a change from writing deployment risk management reports. Here goes...

It was the night before Christmas and I'm stuck in a stew
Trying to fill in my performance review
Just a few short lines to fill in a gap
In some global database, managed by SAP

I'm advancing the enterprise I quickly cajoled
Exceeding my metrics and meeting my goals
Conform to requirements with a flick of the wrist
Careers are tick boxes, just fill in the checklist

I'm finding it hard understanding this goo
The sylables are many their meanings are few
Designed to mislead, to confuse and to skew
It looks good on paper who cares if its true?

Ah all that I've written its not what Ive done
It just for a raise at the end of Q1
At the end of the day its not what you do
Its how you report it (subject to review)

Thats probably enough

PJ wishes everyone a Merry Christmas and all the best in 2011. May your performance metrics show continuous improvement, add value to the enterprise, meet or exceed industry benchmarks and comply with stakeholder expectations (both internal and external) thoughout this reporting period.


rima fauzi said...

I wish you a Merry Christmas and a very Happy New Year too PJ!!

pj said...

Hi Rima

Hope you are enjoying all that beautiful snow. Best to you and yours in 2011.

Multibrand said...

Hi PJ,

Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones.

By the way, I think your poems are okay.

pj said...

Merry Christmas Harry

All I can say is thank God for

colson said...

Happy X-mas and a great 2011. And by the way: next year, when Sinterklaas is about to arrive ( the 5th of December)and I have to write some scores of rhymes to add them to the presents, I may call on you for help.

pj said...

Colson: Thanks for the encouragement. You will have to remind me early next year. This rhyme thing was kind of fun.