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Friday, June 22, 2012

And then there was none..........


It was the day after......... He rose at dawn, dressed impeccably as he got ready for the day, when he was greeted by his wife. She wondered where he was off to at the break of dawn.

‘Work’ he shot back for all to hear. But yesterday was your last day they exclaimed.  no, nO.....NO.................. They still need me. There is a lot more that needs to be done. I have miles to go before I call it quits.

The car stood at the driveway as the chauffer drove him to where the Factory was. The gates now visible in the distance - Shut, waiting for him to arrive.
His entire team was there as always in the shadows. As his car drew closer the gates seemed to magically open, and another car zipped past. He saw the new President drive down. His entire team was waiting for him he thought, as they ran behind the new designate.

He knew he should not enter, 
he had to turn back. He had nowhere to go, never prepared for this day. His chaperones and cronies crowded the new prince. His team was never his.He realised he was alone in this journey, till yesterday he had a team. .........and now there was none.


Thursday, June 21, 2012

Darkness at Noon.........


He was the President of the Organization. A couple of hand phones juggled for his ear, as he kept issuing instructions on what needed to be done. Everyone craved for his attention; Documents at his desk awaiting signature. Standing on the 36th floor, he stared out of the window into the wide expanse. Having lived through a few rental homes, before deciding to own one, life was a giant Merry-go-round with family and friends all through the year. He had been through bumpy roads, hills, and valleys all worth it.

And then she called to wish him. Today was the date. Never knew how time flew. The party was all arranged. Together they shouted aloud for the world to hear “Happy Birthday” He got a bit sentimental with his ‘Thank You’ speech. Most co workers became friends in the last leg of the race. As all left for home, he knew what forty years of service meant. He had been talking about how his classmates were quitting their jobs and traveling and what not.  He would often say “I'm still not in that boat. I will die with my boots on”. 

The Chairman called him aside, and after the traditional greeting wished him well for the days ahead, as he gave him the Golden handshake. He knew it was coming, but not on the very day he crossed the threshold. He understood it was necessary for the company to have a young leader, and he had to move on. He always said “Age is a Number” and they knew he would soon be a Grandfather, which was a bigger number.

Today felt like a thankless landmark. He was at the peak of his career, so full of knowledge on subjects the Industry would want to hear. He wondered ….…..Why this darkness at Noon.