Don't Call Me...

Don't Call Me...

A Poem by Mark
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No patience for people who can't simply give a straight answer......Venting....

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                                        Don't call me, I'll call you!


     Sure! He said. You are exactly what we need. I like your style,
      You're well spoken. Exactly what we're looking for. 
      I think this is meant to be. I'll speak with my people and put
      Together an offer over the weekend. Thanks for coming in.
      And as he shook my hand he smiled that smile that only 
      The Prince of Darkness could smile. But still, I dared to hope.
      It didn't cost much. At least not then. But like all other economic 
      Trends, in short supply, hope can be quite expensive.
      And like other good things of days gone by like honesty, loyalty,
      They are all too few and far between. 
      So it should have been no surprise that my phone didn't ring
      And this jerk was just blowing smoke up my a*s.
       Not getting the job is one thing, but whatever happened 
       To the days of a Man's Word being his bond?
       I guess it's easier to say " I'll call you". Sure pal. You do that.
       Tell you what. Don't call me I'll call you. I'll call you an a*****e!
 


                                     Copyright 2014 Mark Stitz

© 2014 Mark



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nice write keep up the good work

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Thanks very much!
jensbooks

3 Years Ago

your welcome
A very amusing rant! :) I hate when people stop talking to me just like that.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Thanks for reading!
The world`s full of price, it cost us beats in disguise of hurting the sensations of heart. Nice imagery.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Thanks for reading.
I love a good rant... I like the construction and flow of this actually.. like I was just sitting on your couch listening to you tell me what happened.. This made me FEEL the frustration, the disgust, the angst.. I love pieces that make me feel what the writer is feeling.. the flow had me hanging on every word waiting to see what you would say next, teasing me..

I have to agree with you on this one... What happened to the days when someone could just look you in the face and say, not interested but thank you for your time, instead of instilling hope when there isn't any.. that to me is more cruel than just being upfront and honest... but these days people have to worry about being "politically correct" or "sensitive" to the feelings of others.. I get that.. but there is a way to do both... seems like the "easy" "coward" way of doing it... sucks that there are wayy too many people like this nowadays.. powerful ending... it sure drives the point home and made me smile... well done! I thoroughly enjoyed this.. :)

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Thanks very much, I'm glad you could feel it...
so true. I like the sarcasic tone.
I'm sure plenty of people will relate. yeah a man's word is his bond. this is the 21st century.
nice one Mark.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Thanks very much, Woody.
i can't believe i just read this poem....just before i read an email from my best friend who wrote me to share a letter he just wrote to the President of the United States.

it had to do with his unemployment...at 58 years old, trying to get a job...after having had a pretty decent middle class life...it is all gone now and he is getting close to needing government handouts and doesn't want that..he wants to work...
and he has had his hopes raised time and again only to have the balloon burst in his face.

the timing of reading his letter and this poem is uncanny...

i feel for both the speaker in this poem and my friend...so much.

i have lived many years now, just one paycheck away from the streets...and it still could happen...
in two years, retirement money could put me in better shape than now...at least a bit more secure...but people need help.

and the attitude of the person in this poem...yep...i'll call you!" RIGHt.

such a compelling piece of writing here.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Thank you Jacob. I almost didn't post this,feeling that maybe it was a complaining rant, but if just.. read more
Haha yea I've always felt that when a person says I'll call it was a bad sign.

" And as he shook my hand he smiled that smile that only
The Prince of Darkness could smile. " - I like this part, I pictured it in my mind, spooky haha.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

Thanks very much for reading , Mark.
Try taking the conversation further, you get the job, and then poof no schedule, you go to orientation...and they say they'll call you with the schedule...and nothing. I went back in day after day to see what was up. They didn't know who I was. I mean wtf? That was almost 15 years ago, and it still gets me fired up. Ha! Needless to say I think they had amnesia, I just didn't exist, it was like a bad Twilight zone episode.

Posted 3 Years Ago


Such anger! I love it! :D

Posted 3 Years Ago


Mark

3 Years Ago

I'm smiling because this is subdued. Just a vent, and nothing for me to lose focus over.Time to move.. read more
Hiedi Michelle Poteete

3 Years Ago

Lol okay then, but I did like it.
Mark

3 Years Ago

Thank you!

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