by Sr. Sheila Campbell MMM Ireland 30.06.2023
Recently someone gave me a copy of a poem which our late Sr. Immaculata Nichols (2017 – 2002) loved and used as a “party piece”. I thought I would share it here as it is a gentle reminder not to take ourselves too seriously and look at the humorous side of life.
I’m on a Committee
Oh, give me a 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 re-iterate all of our thoughts
We revise the agenda with frequent addenda
And consider a load of reports.
We compose and propose, we suppose and oppose
And the points of procedure are fun!
But though various notions are brought up as motion
There’s terribly little gets done.
We resolve and absolve, but never dissolve
Since it’s out of the question for us.
What a shattering pity to end our committee
Where else could we make such a fuss?