“The Best Of Me” by L. K. Thayer

Snapped by Mitch Hicks

“Thank you for applying for
the above position.
Unfortunately on this occasion
your application
has been unsuccessful.
We wish you every success
with your job search.
Kind Regards…”

Kind Regards, Kind Regards…

I am taken off guard
Disregarded, so unkindly

So dismissed
So dissed
Did I miss the boat?
Oh how I do feel at a loss
Out to sea
Let the waves of rejection
Wash over me!
I will count to three
One, two, three
Just let me be me
Just let me be
I will shake
Another apple tree
Just you
Wait and see
I shall not let you get

the best of me!

L. K. Thayer

Snap by Mitch Hicks – U.K.

© 2010


  1. lkthayer · October 7, 2010

    Thank you for this sumptuous apple snap Mitch & for my assignment to write about rejection! This poem is dedicated to you! XX Lisa 🙂

  2. Lordy · October 7, 2010

    Thank you Lisa…..Your poems are like apples, they bud, they blossom and boy are they fruity… Love walking thru your orchard.. XX

  3. michael c ford · October 7, 2010

    all right, Lisa, with this poem you are, now, qualified to apply for the position of poet-in-residence at ELDERBERRIES. except for the fact that you are over-qualified to be anything else but a poetry stage star and that would mean you can tell all those work-application bosses, that you just don/t need any job that bad.

    • lkthayer · October 7, 2010

      Michael, you sweet dear, your words & sentiments truly touch my heart!!!

  4. Lordy · October 7, 2010

    Do I get my 10% agents fee?

    • lkthayer · October 7, 2010

      Lordy I will give you 50%!!! XXX

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