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A Day in the Life of a Working Woman!

Verses do not match the theme,

When I encounter such a day;

I find everything going wrong,

Then I keep my pen at bay.


Perhaps, I got up from the wrong side of bed,

I then think.

I forget the events of daily routine,

And often lose their serial link.


I was going to the office one working day,

I decided to wear a sari on that fateful day.

Pencil shoes go with a sari,

That’s my opinion on fashion you see!


In a hurry to catch my bus,

I slipped and fell.

Caught in a tiny hole, the shoe-heel broke

And then remained only the sole.


Limping all the way, I reached the office late,

I think it’s better to blame it on fate.


The boss was angry, as usual, at my absence

Word was left out that I am to report to his presence.

Expecting a good firing, I was nervous and fearful.

I had lost all my confidence to the extent of being tearful.


The moment I opened his cabin door after a slight knock;

He looked at me drawing all the wind out of me.

“Where were you,” he demanded.

“When I needed you most?”


I was too frightened and afraid,

Since I could think of no excuse.

Finding that I was in no position to answer,

He looked at me from above his specs and down his nose.


Then, he seriously said and assured me

That I was to lose my job!

“You are no longer with us as an officer.”

He smiled and said, “You are promoted to the post of Assistant Manager!”

About Gayatri T Rao

A double post-graduate (MSc. - Botany and MA - English Literature) Gayatri T Rao is a Senior Multimedia Journalist with vast experience in writing on varied topics.

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