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Screenshot 2015-11-27 15.43.05So, you have heard of the fairies at the bottom of the garden. You have laid awake at night as a child with baby molar under your pillow in expectation of the visit of the Tooth Fairy. Now “a different coloured cow” introduces you to the Shit Fairy!

The hierarchy that often frames people’s work lives can leave you feeling you are always clearing up other people’s mess. Recognising mess as opportunity and priding yourself on an ability to provide solutions can leave you with “a nice warm fuzzy glow”. I wonder what the shit fairy looks like …

Listen to a narrator

The Amazing Shit Fairy
You are my amazing shit fairy
Spraying problems with wild abandon
You turn them out by the bucket load
Some really are quite random

You make my world just more chaotic
Oh woe my troubled mind
You bring me crap in huge abundance
You really aren’t that kind

But wait a minute, and here’s my solace
My nice warm fuzzy glow
As for every turd you leave with me
A solution I must sow

And so I do, with a smug grin
Solving what you cannot
Ever wondered why I win
It’s cause I fix your shitty lot

(‘A different coloured cow’)

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This poem is narrated by Lorraine Ansell, a British female voiceover professional.

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