The Socialist Unity Network

An Ode to a Committee

Author unknown


Oh give me your pity, I'm on a committee
which means that from morning to night,
we attend and amend, and contend and defend
without a conclusion in sight.


We confer and concur, we defer and demur,
and reiterate all of our thoughts,
we revise the agenda with frequent addenda,
and consider a load of reports.


We compose and propose, we support and oppose, 
and points of procedure are fun
but though various notions are brought up as motions,
there's still very little gets done.


We resolve and absolve, but never dissolve,
since that's out of the question for us!
What a shattering pity to end our committee
for where else could we make such a fuss?


August 2004


For Socialist Unity ~ For Internationalism ~ For Peace ~ For Justice ~ For Unity ~ For Socialism