of interest

Yvonne is a wife and mother, and belongs to the Gallery 119 Writers' Group at Norman Park in Brisbane. She works as a part-time Library Assistant.

 

I Want to Talk to a Person

©Yvonne Pick

I want to talk to a person
Is my heart-felt cry of woe,
As recorded messages and telephone
Prompts are the modern way to go.

Good old-fahioned service is
What I crave to see,
But economic rationalism
Has left me all at sea.

I want to talk to a person
My blood pressure is going up,
I wait with anger and frustration
And feel like I want to jump . . .

Down the throat of a CEO
Who is part of a magical plan
To make a company viable
And shareholders rule the land.

I know my call is important,
The recorded message tells me so,
I listen to music  held away from my ear
And in my heart I know . .  .

I want to talk to a person
Is my heart-felt cry of woe.