Friday, December 16, 2011

Deja vu - heart shaped?

Only one post!?

For brevity, I'll share a Drabble; it originally appeared on February 17 2011. My selection criteria? Short because it's a blog hop, but also showing my interest in social justice and careers.







Predatory employers suck the life out of the young and vulnerable, secure in the supreme right of their greed and avarice.

Say it’s for the good of society. That it represents progress and the might of the free world.
Democracy in action!

But really they love the feeling of power and all that that means.
Betray the trust of the innocent; exploit and manipulate vulnerable employees.

Desperate for work, children will take anything,
even washing bloated hearts in a pool, wearing ill fitting uniforms and inadequate wings.
Fixed smiles belie inner sadness.

They unwittingly support
the rampant commercialism
of
love.

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This Drabble first appeared in The Burrow Valentine's feature 17 Feb 2011.  Thanks to Burrower's, Books & Balderdash for hosting.

A Drabble is a story told in 100 words. No more, no less.

Picture from Wikimedia commons.

On the 14th December I managed to whittle the year down to choose 12 13 favourite posts, and I thought that was hard! You can go here for a selection of themes, from social justice and workplace communication, to the healing process after being the target of ongoing bullying. 
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7 comments:

Pearson Report said...

A very thought provoking post.

I also found it hard to choose, but in the end I managed - as I imagine we all will.

Congrats on taking part in this Deja Vu challenge!


Jenny @ PEARSON REPORT

Liza said...

Creative! Poor little cherubs.

sue said...

Jenny, choosing was quite a challenge. I'm looking forward to checking out more posts today.

Liza. thankyou!

Lydia Kang said...

This is so unique and pretty. I'd never written a drabble... I might have to try it.

Thanks so much for joining the Blogfest!

stu said...

It's a nice drabble, with some good imagery.

DL Hammons said...

A drabble makes it sound so insignificant, when quite the opposite is true! Thank you for re-sharing this with us. :)

sue said...

Lydia, I enjoy drabbles as they encourage me to think differently

stu, thanks :)

DLH, thankyou, I enjoyed sharing.

I'm having computer challenges, so will be catching up during the week. Thanks for visiting.