Dolly’s paper round
Dolly has a job at ‘The Shields Gazette’-
The brightest news tabloid, a Geordie can get!
She has nothing to do with the news, as you’ll see,
but she is very good at making the tea.
‘The Shields Gazette’ is a major concern,
with a maze of forty departments to learn.
Two hundred workers with different needs
to be catered for, but Dolly succeeds!
There’s Roger, up in advertising
who likes things large, and enterprising.
His coffee is served in a big pint pot,
with lots of sugar, and froth on top.
In ‘Births and Deaths’ there’s Moody Miles,
who frowns one minute, the next all smiles.
His clients affect him, as they might,
so his tea could be black, or sometimes white.
The Problem Page, is run by Bridget,
who cannot decide on a chocolate biscuit.
She writes down her quandary in a note to Dolly,
and leaves it propped up, on the tea-lady’s trolley.
The Editor, Sam, suffers greatly from stress.
His physical state is a bit of a mess.
Because of his ulcers, he eats every hour.
He’s making good money, but what price power?
At the end of her round, Dolly takes a rest,
and helps herself to what others have left.
She’ll be back on her feet in a very short time,
washing the dirties, for the next break at nine.
This is South Shields’ local paper! Only that bit is true I’m afraid. The characters are all made up!