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Pantoum

May 5th, 2021 - Misc(1 min)

I participated the other day at a training wellbeing at work. I found it interesting to do something on the soft skills side.

One of the items was to think about a nice memory and write a Pantoum (a poem with rules) on it. Our rules were:

LineRuleOutcome
1What you see?Them, my colleagues
2What do you hear?I hear them talking over hums
3What do you smell?I smell the un-health of melted cheese
4What is happening?Everybody’s grabbing a slice
5Repeat (2)I hear them talking over hums
6What feelings related to (5) do you have?I relate and I’m happy
7Repeat (4)Everybody’s grabbing a slice
8What do you desire related to (4)?Hope it lasts longer this time
9Repeat (6)I relate and I’m happy
10What you are doing on (6)?I’m talking with my mouth full
11Repeat (8)Hope it lasts longer this time
12Question related to (11)What do we do later?
13Repeat (10)I’m talking with my mouth full
14What do you want related to (10)?I want friends!
15Repeat (12)What do we do later?
16Answer (15)We go to the pub!
17Repeat (14)I want friends!
18Repeat (3)I smell the un-health of melted cheese
19Repeat (16)We go to the pub!
20Repeat (1)Them, my colleagues

The poem

My poem, in all its glory is:

Them, my colleagues
I hear them talking over hums
I smell the un-health of melted cheese
Everybody's grabbing a slice
I hear them talking over hums
I relate and I'm happy
Everybody's grabbing a slice
Hope it lasts longer this time
I relate and I'm happy
I'm talking with my mouth full
Hope it lasts longer this time
What do we do later?
I'm talking with my mouth full
I want friends!
What do we do later?
We go to the pub!
I want friends!
I smell the un-health of melted cheese
We go to the pub!
Them, my colleagues

HTH,

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