Poems by Lou-Ellen

Declined (credit card–2001)

 

Staring at my computer
With a headset on my head
Stretching and yawning
Wishing I was back in bed.

Customers are calling in
To check their application
I tell them of their status
After I hear their verification.

I’m sorry but you’ve been declined
“What?! What do you mean?
It said I was pre-approved!”
Then they yell off some steam.

I tell them the meaning
How they’re not guaranteed a card
Until certain criteria is met
And they always take it so hard.

I console them the best I can
Telling them to please reapply
In about 60-90 days
As I hear their heavy sigh.

So, I’m staring at my computer
With a headset on my head
Stretching and yawning
Wishing I was back in bed.