With loyalty, employed for years to be
essential, well-seasoned, top employee
who gives all his best to the company,
Proud loyalty is made by family.
It’s made for financial security,
while boss requires total team esprit.
That’s loyalty to go across the sea.
For wife and kids, it’s an eternity.
He misses them, but his time’s never free.
Such loyalty, when insecurity,
or because of management sophistry,
without a single thought, they cut him free.
Loyalty seems to be a one-way street.
This poem is a Catskill.
A Catskill is a poem format created by I Am Cat, Cat Ginn of Fanstory, and named by Barb H. The format 3 lines of mono-rhymed iambic pentameter, followed by 2 lines, where the last four syllables of the first line are repeated twice behind the Tercet.