Friday Silliness: A Modest Proposal (Poem)

naptime poem screen shot

Here’s the same poem I just wrote in the style I want it to be in: like a page from a Shel Silverstein book for adults. If you like it, please share it! Happiness is the point.

Actual poem text is after the break, to make it searchable. 

A MODEST PROPOSAL

Oh, there ought to be a naptime every day from twelve to two

Where they cancel all the meetings and the calls are not put through

And then everyone rolls out a mat and curls up on the floor,

So we can catch a dozen winks—and maybe even snore.

They could lower all the windowshades and dim the lights a lick

And there’s be no noise at all except the clock’s assuring tick;

Then I’d get my box of apple juice and snuggle with my teddy

And I wouldn’t have to work again till I was good and ready.

There’s no downside I can think of to this downtime after lunch

It would make our office womblike; it would boost morale a bunch;

And the gain in productivity would offset any loss;

Plus we all know people need it—so can we please try it, boss?

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