April 22, 2016 Poetry , POETRY / FICTION


Vickie Zisman

An organizational version of the Snow-White tale! In rhyme.



Mirror mirror on the wall

Who’s the dumbest of them all?

Who’s the biggest cheat and fad

That mismanages budget?


Who’s the self-assured buffon

That behaves just like a goon

Barking orders all around

And the slaves can’t peep a sound


Cronies’ legions in a tow

Dark suits floating in a row

Hailing leader, licking boot

Greasy praise will never mute


Here she comes the org adviser

Carrying briefcase to look wiser

Papers stuck under her arm

Busy look won’t hide the harm


Yet another useless meeting

Time snails on and we are wilting

Full of corporate cliches

Zero value, but who cares?


Sycophant just got promoted

Motion hailed ‘talent supporting’

Everybody knows the truth

Keeping silent- that’s the ruse


Coming next is cutting costs

People brace themselves for worst

Code word for the brutal cuts

Workers footballed to the sharks


Bring the excellence promoters

Meritology proponents

Corp as family oracles

Human value tabernacles


Mirror mirror on the wall

When will we wrest back control

We’ve been robbed of in our lives

By the greedy pack of lies



Mirror mirror on the wall

When we’ll wake up to the call

Since the world began to spin

Shackles only changed their tint


Mirror mirror on the wall

Kindly tell us where it’s gone

Magic tech to cleanse us free

And restore our liberty!


P.S. – actually, it’s already here  🙁








Vickie Zisman

Historian by education. Corporate communications professional – by vocation. “Holy cows” in management & life slayer – by choice. Highly allergic to self-righteous hypocrites, universal moral preachers et al. Incurable, politically incorrect, cynic. Mad cat-lover. For further clarifications – you can always leave a comment on my blog, visit my Linkedin profile or connect with me on Twitter .


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