Kinyua Karanja


First In, First Served - Poem by Kinyua Karanja

Hey! You! Young man, look
Show some respect to your colleagues,
They too need the service,
Don’t just come and overtake the queues,
They have been here since morning,
Standing patiently to be served,
We’re giving the service till evening
If you queue you will make it,
Wait for your friends to be served
And your turn will come too.
No need to complain for this
Nor cause commotion here,
There are rules and regulations
Written and unwritten laws,
First come, first served.

Topic(s) of this poem: office, respect, responsibility, school, service


Comments about First In, First Served by Kinyua Karanja

  • Rose Kanana (9/1/2016 1:29:00 AM)


    A very notorious practice. Thanks for airing it (Report) Reply

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  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (9/27/2015 8:24:00 AM)


    All are equal before Almighty God then why on earth we do have our preferences based on Colour, Cast, creed, richness, education etc etc? Very well said, FIFO is the best way to follow. (Report) Reply

    Kinyua Karanja Kinyua Karanja (9/28/2015 6:59:00 AM)

    Thanks Mohammed Asim for your Nice comment, Your most appreciated.

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (9/27/2015 8:08:00 AM)


    One must not overtake the queue. He or she should be in queue standing patiently to be served, I prefer to be in queue. A didactive poem so nicely envisioned. Many thanks my dear Kinyua, may God increase your poetic thoughts......10 (Report) Reply

    Kinyua Karanja Kinyua Karanja (9/28/2015 7:03:00 AM)

    Thanks Kumarmani for your Nice comment, Your highly appreciated.

  • Abdulrazak Aralimatti (9/26/2015 10:51:00 PM)


    Verily, the one who come first and patiently wait for their turn are to
    Be served but there are many who don't realize IT.
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  • Kelly Kurt (9/23/2015 10:08:00 AM)


    I am not a fan of crowds or long lines but I am a fan of respect. Nicely written, Kinyua (Report) Reply

    Kinyua Karanja Kinyua Karanja (9/24/2015 4:00:00 AM)

    Thanks Kelly for your comment, I highly appreciate.

  • Edward Kofi Louis (9/23/2015 5:33:00 AM)


    Respect is the key about life. Nice work. (Report) Reply

    Kinyua Karanja Kinyua Karanja (9/24/2015 3:59:00 AM)

    Thanks Edward for your comment, I highly appreciate.

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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, September 23, 2015



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