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Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Buzzword Bingo

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For weeks now the media has been full of quotes and comments made by politicians and commentators alike. Their constant use of buzzwords reminded me of a game I once witnessed and inspired the following poem;

Buzzword Bingo

The consultant orates confidently from his platform,
flip sheets and models abound.
Whilst down in the masses, (who've heard it before),
a game's been passed around.

Delegates studiously take down notes
pens all of a quiver,
ears hang on every word
as his wisdom is calmly delivered;

"... this global solution"
heads nod and agree
"demonstrates a holistic approach",
some can't hide their glee
"delivering a one stop shop",
you could hear a pin drop.

Proudly he notes the air of excitement,
they're eating right out of his hand,
so he goes off script in a vain attempt
to 'leverage his own brand'.

"BINGO!" She cries, to accompanying groans
and a ripple of laughter ran 'round
up on the stage, the bluffer felt caged
by his ego so cruelly drowned.

John Carré Buchanan
27 April 2015

4 comments:

  1. Richard Fleming4 May 2015 at 12:30

    (A) Great to have you back after a too-long absence, a (B) a lovely, fun poem. Thank you John.

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    1. Richard, Thanks for your kind comments. It was strange to find myself writing, I had thought of giving up, sometimes things just jump to mind... getting them to the page usually takes longer ;-)

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  2. I like this a lot! There should be another one all about the main buzzword of the moment - 'storytelling!'

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    1. Thanks for your kind comment, I will have to put my thinking cap on! ;-)

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