We are all used to SPORT in which .......

FIRST : SECOND & THIRD all get a Medal 

Gold : Silver & Bronze : Don*t come forth !

In some Paralympic Classes

There are only THREE contestants

So they ALL receive a MEDAL : AMEN ! 


REAL LIFE is not like that : only ONE JOB


BRIAN & I have both come SECOND in ........

An interview for ONE JOB : we wanted : and

Was given to an Internal Candidate !


Its the same with LOVE ! before BRIAN & I

Met each other : so often a Potential ........

Partner would be snatched away !  C*est la Vie !


Thanks for visiting - comments welcome - Love A & B ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก  


When I discussed this poem with BRIAN he asked me to add

an incident which disproves the premise in Stanza 2.  Eight

candidates but only ONE JOB. BRIAN was Chair of Governors

at a School interviewing for ONE SCIENCE POST ! The Panel

had narrowed it down to TWO. ANNE who was offering BIOLOGY

& CHEMISTRY and JAMES who was offering PHYSICS & MATHS !

Either would have augmented the Department. BRIAN was the 

LINK GOVERNOR in SCIENCE. He knew they were using a STAFF

equivalent of Part-time Staff so He asked the HEADMISTRESS

"Why cant we employ them BOTH ?" Surprisingly the HEAD &

The County Adviser agreed. They were both Probationary Teachers.

BRIAN was relieved because they were potentially excellent Teachers.

The *Icing on the Cake* was that three years later BRIAN was a 

Chief Guest at their Wedding and was able to recount the Story of

*TWO for the Price of ONE* at the Wedding Breakfast - AMEN !   


  • Michael Edwards

    Welcome back and a super write. I love the story of the two teachers


      Thanks UNCLE MIKE ~ Pleased you enjoyed ANGELAS Poem. I did think of trying to make the Love Story of ANNE & JAMES into a Sonnet but that would have trivialised it ! When Angela shared her Sonnet I thought it would be a perfect codicil to verse 2 ! If we had only made ONE APPOINTMENT they would have gone their separate ways but now they are expecting their first BABY ~ AMEN. What surprized me was that COUNTY were prepared to let us make TWO APPOINTMENTS on the Day. It was their first full-time Teaching Post for both of them !

      Blessings & Peace to you & Yours
      Love ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก

    • Fay Slimm

      Good to see you posting again and what an achievement for two eager teachers - - well done Brian for his recommendation. I agree with your sonnet on medals and love.

      • ANGELA & BRIAN

        Thanks FAY - Yes it is good to be back after a short break from MPS. I have read your latest poems and will be commenting ! I love BRIANS comment and He tells me they are expecting their first BABY ! God works in a mysterious way - His wonders to perform ! Coming second in Life & Love - is always hard to bear ! Thanks for your support !

        Blessings & Peace & Love
        Yours ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก

      • FineB

        Hi Brian and Angela,

        Thanks for your very interesting poem

        A good write.

        You could say that the way the modern aggressive world is evolving you definitely need to be gold medal status to survive.

        Keep writing

        • ANGELA & BRIAN

          ANGELA here - Thanks FRIEND - Pleased you enjoyed the Presentation. Both BRIAN and I are priviledged to work in the PUBLIC SECTOR - I in the NHS and BRIAN in Education (FE / HE). The pay is basic but our jobs are secure ! We do have JOB APPRAISALS by our SUPERIORS based on our relationships with our CLIENTS (STUDENTS) and the feedback they get etc. Our Productivity is not quantifiable like working in a Car Factory so we dont get bonuses neither are we threatened with redundancy ! As you say the World of Business & Commerce is much more aggressive than Medicine or Education and both our Jobs are working with People and give us a lot of Job Satisfaction and a lot less stress ! Thanks for your comments - We are both in our thirties - but we should survive the next thirty years and I hope to be a Full-time Mum for a few Years (2022 - 32) ? !

          Blessings & Peace & Joy
          ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก

        • orchidee

          A fine write B&A. I however saw a job vacancy which looked like the work of about 5 people! Some employers might laugh up their sleeve - Heehee. or the more sneaky Teehee! Why pay 5 when we need only pay one?!

          • ANGELA & BRIAN

            Thanks UNCLE STEVE ~ Brian here ~ The *Principle of Multitasking* sure applies in Further / Higher Education ! I was appointed as a Senior Lecturer / Head of Applied Science ~ I am also Chair of the Safety Committee & The Library Committee and on the rota for Evening Security Duty. I addition I am required to be required to be a College Governor on a Local School & Liason Officer for the Open University Tutorial Rooms on a Saturday Morning etc etc ! None of this was mentioned in the JD I applied for and only the OU appointment pays ยฃ1000 pa extra ! I am An OU GRADUATE and an OU Enthusiast ! S ome of these Ancilliary Posts help to reduce my Teaching Time to about 15 hours per week ! C'est la Vie. Pleased you enjoyed the Presentation !

            Blessings & Joy to You & Your Playful PUP
            Yours BRIAN & ANGELA ๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™

          • Christina8

            Welcome back with a great write! Love the title of your poem...blessings to you both, Angela and brian!

            • ANGELA & BRIAN

              HOLA CHRISTINA - GRACIAS - Pleased you enjoyed it. We have both jotted down & shared a few ideas - so we should post each day ! Most are pseudo colaborations ! Titles are as important as the POEM and should grasp the readers attention. We are pleased your POEMS are getting at least 5 comments (that is our aim !) we have about 10 Members - who we comment on but they dont always comment back !

              Blessings & Peace & Love to You & Yours
              Abrazos y Besos de tus Hermanos en JESUS
              ANGELA y BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก

              • Christina8

                Yeah, I comment on a lot but it's true not everyone comments back. I've been getting 8-10 replies to some of my poems depending on the subject matter. Blessings back---Christina

              • Goldfinch60

                Your love for each other shines through your words so proving that you have both got gold medals and loving hearts.

              • ForeverJesus6

                No silver medals in life... It is good to hear from you again. I had taken a short break from my poetic side.
                Keep writing.
                Persistence is key

                Your brother in Christ,
                Dion Phillips Crown

                • ANGELA & BRIAN

                  THANKS DION ~ We miss MPS when we are away form our Computers and its good to know we are missed ! I (B) was researching Coastal Erosion (South East Coast of England) and Angela was at a Conference on Acupuncture in Wellington New Zealand. In Academic Study it is important to be very focussed and single minded and (as you say) PERSISTANCE IS THE KEY ! However wherever we are on Earth ~ Prayer & Meditation are always very important !

                  Whisper a PRAYER in the Morning
                  Whisper a PRAYER at Noon
                  Whisper a PRAYER in the EVENING
                  To keep HEART & MIND in TUNE !

                  Every Blessing in JESUS to YOU & YOURS
                  Yours ANGELA & BRIAN ๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿงก

                • ANGELA & BRIAN

                  HOLA ANGELA ~ MI AMORATA ~ BUENAS NOCHES ! Gracias por esta Poema ! I agree its always sad to come second in any situation ~ where there is only ONE PRIZE. Thanks for adding my Experience when we appointed *TWO for the Price of ONE* and the Marriage that resulted ~ I should be a MATCHMAKER !

                  Abrazos y Besos y Todo de Mi Amor !
                  Tu Amorato ~ Oso Grande ~ BRIAN
                  ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’™ ๐Ÿ’™

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