Poem of the Week-No Hugs

Boss from 1978 to 1999.

Longest boss relationship

In thirty-nine- year work history.

Replacement father

Patient and objective.

His mentoring made my accounting success

He despised my financial analysis writing skills.

Hammered me with negative comments

No clarity in my word communication.

Inhibited by criticism

Wouldn’t take to the pen for thirty years

Farewell to the man in 1999

Filled with admiration for his skills and style

Upon completion he said “No hugs.”

Even if this borders on humor,

Pained by his words.

Emotionally compromised.

The boss fatherly man

Had shuttered my nerves.

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