Poem: Unemployed

Updated on April 8, 2018
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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

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© 2018 Li-Jen Hew

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      Li-Jen Hew 3 weeks ago

      Hey Robert, thanks for being honest and humble. I hope you are doing fine now and you're right, the poem should stop there. :)

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      Robert Sacchi 3 weeks ago

      Yes, your poem is right on the money. I had 2 stretches of unemployment. One was back in '93-'94 and that was a bad time to be looking for work. The next stretch was '11-'12 and that was far worse. Hopefully you won't have to write a poem about the next phase, having to take a job for less than 1/2 of what you were getting. Welcome to HubPages.

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      Li-Jen Hew 4 weeks ago

      Thank you Frank! And I like how you describe my poem..even stream.

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      Frank Atanacio 4 weeks ago from Shelton

      I like the way you kept this poem at an even stream.. love the cartoon too LOL..

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