untitled (after Roger McGough)

Chaos ruled okay in the Board Room
As bravely the Chairman walked in.
The members all ignored him –
his voice was lost in the din.

“The meeting today is pointless
and no work will be done.
But help yourself to coffee
and have a current bun”

He picked up an item of business
and threw it in the air –
it floated across the Board Room
and landed next to a chair

And when the meeting was over
with paper all over the floor
silence surrounded the table
as members trooped to the door.

The Chairman surveyed the Board Room
the papers and each section head.
He patted his notes contented:
“What a good meeting” he said.