Reporting news can be very stressful; a lot of things happen and news is a none stop cascade of information. It never stops turning or generating ideas and opinions. As an avid writer, I have created a poem describing a typical day in the workroom.

It’s chaos in the workroom

With papers flying and deadlines to meet

It’s chaos in the workroom

With shouting matches and people to greet

It’s chaos in the workroom

When the reports are written and all before lunch

It’s chaos in the workroom

When your news needs to pack a punch

It’s chaos is the workroom

When the boss needs it done now

It’s chaos in the workroom

Sentences to rewrite and proofreading done somehow

It’s chaos in the workroom

The time is nearly over, and the boss gives them a heads up

It’s chaos in the workroom

They rush and rush and with a final bang the day is done

It’s chaos in the workroom

But that’s the nature of the place

And when it is over they sit back relaxing in chairs

The day is done and well and truly finished

They leave and go to their respective homes, unwinding from the day’s stress

Only for it all to start again tomorrow morning

Elizabeth