The Vacuous Culture – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

“How management chooses to treat its people impacts everything for better or for worse.” Simon Sinek

The Vacuous Culture 

Meaning what?
Some narrow definition,
a meaningless explanation of how,
reaching back into the yawn of time?
We might establish a fundamental of
some such thing or other and still be
home for dinner and a migraine
after the grind-house routine
where drudging is acquiescence
to an order of checked out brains,
the money's great, of course, 
but the job is mindless, a rort,
a symbol of the vacuous culture
in which we exist as captives
who believe without thought.

Copyright 2023 ©Paul Vincent Cannon
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Filed under awareness, Free Verse, injustice, poem, quote

17 responses to “The Vacuous Culture – a poem by Paul Vincent Cannon

  1. Hamsters on the wheel

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  2. This is why we will always need the humanities.

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  3. No matter, if we remain firm with our firm commanding style!

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  4. Great poem Paul, it’s something I ponder a lot on and off. Apparently there are many jobs in big companies where if the employee just turned up for work but did nothing it would take management some time to notice! How did we get here and how is it we think this is the only way? (or avoid thinking about it!) Checked out brains indeed.

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  5. lync56

    Sadly true


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