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Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody

24 Feb

fable
This is a story about four people: Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody.
There was an important job to be done and Everybody was asked to do it.
Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it.
Anybody could have done it, but Nobody did.
Somebody got angry because it was Everybody’s job.
Everybody knew that Anybody could do it,
but Nobody realized that Somebody wouldn’t do it.
And it ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody
because Nobody did what Anybody could have done.

Saya pernah membaca puisi di atas di sebuah ruangan di kantor tempat saya bekerja sebelumnya. Puisi itu sangat membekas di benak saya karena permainan katanya, dan tentu saja isinya. Puisi ini memang mengingatkan tentang pentingnya delegasi dan tanggung jawab dalam sebuah tim. Dan saya baru tahu kalau puisi ini ditulis oleh Charles Osgood.

Saya menemukan versi panjang-nya di sini:

A Poem About Responsibility

There was a most important job that needed to be done,
And no reason not to do it, there was absolutely none.
But in vital matters such as this, the thing you have to ask
Is who exactly will it be who’ll carry out the task?

Anybody could have told you that everybody knew
That this was something somebody would surely have to do.
Nobody was unwilling; anybody had the ability.
But nobody believed that it was their responsibility.

It seemed to be a job that anybody could have done,
If anybody thought he was supposed to be the one.
But since everybody recognised that anybody could,
Everybody took for granted that somebody would.

But nobody told anybody that we are aware of,
That he would be in charge of seeing it was taken care of.
And nobody took it on himself to follow through,
And do what everybody thought that somebody would do.

When what everybody needed so did not get done at all,
Everybody was complaining that somebody dropped the ball.
Anybody then could see it was an awful crying shame,
And everybody looked around for somebody to blame.

Somebody should have done the job
And Everybody should have,
But in the end Nobody did
What Anybody could have.

Charles Osgood
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5 Komentar

Ditulis oleh pada Februari 24, 2016 in entahlah...

 

5 responses to “Everybody, Somebody, Anybody and Nobody

  1. devieriana

    Februari 25, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    kalimat dan kata-katanya keren ya… 😀

     
    • desty

      Februari 25, 2016 at 1:16 pm

      Iya mbak…:)

       
  2. Aprillia Ekasari

    Maret 7, 2016 at 6:12 pm

    bagus puisinya, mengingatkan saya akan tanggung jwb pd pekerjaan….

     
  3. gps

    Mei 2, 2016 at 5:29 pm

    Puisi menggugah hati dan jiwa. Memberikan semangat dalam kehidupan.

     
  4. KalkulatorGrosir.Com

    Juli 14, 2016 at 1:29 pm

    Super Sekaliii…

     

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