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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Phew! (02/11/10)

TITLE: Suburban Girl
By vincent lyons
02/15/10


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I get up before the cock crows,
Every morning’s like a whirl;
I can’t figure where the time goes—
Life for this suburban girl

It’s a race to reach the bus-stop
And a chance to find a seat,
Read the emails on my lap-top,
Hold my handbag with my feet.

Then I reach my destination,
Share the path with surging mob,
Take my place in grim formation
Stiletto march to my job.

I do hours of data entry,
Answer phones, take queries too,
Add on errands supplementary—
There’s an awful lot to do.

My lunch break is nonexistent,
Always eaten on the run—
As the manager’s assistant
Office chores are never done.

He is always at a meeting,
Meaning I must hold the fort—
Little time for things like eating
For the boss’s chief support.

Though I am a ‘nine to fiver’,
I don’t leave ‘till very late;
Commitment, my slave driver,
Keeps me back ‘till after eight.

I’m so glad when day is over;
I relax an hour or two—
Slim chance I might recover
For tomorrow’s rendezvous-- Phew!


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Beth LaBuff 02/18/10
Your title is perfect! I enjoyed this from the "stiletto march" to the "rondevous" tomorrow (after only being off a couple hours). I could see your MC going about her harried day!
Barbara Lynn Culler02/21/10
Just reading this left me breathless! I like the ending with the phew.
Mark Bell02/22/10
good rythm. great word pictures. very nicely done!