The Bureaucratic Wet Dream – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

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“Red tape will often get in your way. It’s one of the reasons I carry scissors.” Richard Branson

The Bureaucratic  Wet Dream

Be careful,
have you checked,
where's your detailed plan,
are you sure you know what
you're doing, have you been
given approval, show me the 
triplicates, show me your 
qualifications, are you 
trained for this, is it safe,
should it be only indoors,
you can get training for this
but you'll need prerequisites,
and insurance, what's your
policy number, you must have 
a first aid certificate, and 
you'll have to provide us with
some references and referees,
don't sigh like that, it's the way 
we do things now, we're protecting 
you, for a fee, for a cut, for all your 
time, then we'll take your will to 
live and choke your aspiration,
and if we don't validate you,
you'll be shovelling shit for years,
so, play along, smile as if you 
really mean it, we do, it's a beautiful 
game, so long as you follow the 
hollow rules that help the trains
to run on time.



Copyright 2022 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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53 responses to “The Bureaucratic Wet Dream – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. So true, and i think this will never end. What should we do with all the storage capabilities called offices? 😉 Thanks for sharing, Paul! Enjoy a beautiful week! xx Michael

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  2. And thus ended my higher education career. (In the days leading up to my resignation, a new provost introduced herself by walking up to the lecturn and blowing bubbles.)

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  3. yes so true, cease thinking and believing…brains don’t turn mush for free! 😉

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  4. This is great. Exactly the rake I run into often and makes me wonder if it’s just me or ?🤓

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  5. Your bureaucracy gave me ideas today

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  6. boom you nailed it Paul💔

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  7. What a downer life can be…if we let it.

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  8. Amy

    it’s a beautiful game, so long as you follow the hollow rules… Yep so true!

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