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Poem: Unemployed

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About Unemployment

Unemployment is a period when you have no job and it is probably one of the best times to express yourself through a poem. At this time, you might probably feel a little depressed seeing that no employer has called you for any interviews.

Unemployed

I toss and turn the pages

Away

My mind jumps up and down

Astray

Every day I count my blessings

Accumulated to make my pay

Poem Meaning

I toss and turn the pages

Away

This represents my job search online.


My mind jumps up and down

Astray

This means I may not fit for some jobs but I apply anyway. I feel like I am lacking direction.


Every day I count my blessings

Accumulated to make my pay

We know that to count your blessings means to be grateful for what you have but in my poem, I mean counting my blessings literally and imagining them as my salary.

For Those Who Are Currently Unemployed Or Was Unemployed In The Past

© 2018 Li-Jen Hew

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