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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    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 

      5 months ago

      Yes, as the saying goes: "No amount of planning can make up for dumb luck."

    • Li-Jen Hew profile imageAUTHOR

      Li-Jen Hew 

      5 months ago

      @Robert. So lucky!! :)

    • Li-Jen Hew profile imageAUTHOR

      Li-Jen Hew 

      5 months ago

      Thanks Mary! :)

    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 

      5 months ago

      You're welcome. Fortunately, the big blow was to my pride. Financially I was lucky, not the least of which was due to my spouse who handles the finances.

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      Mary Norton 

      5 months ago from Ontario, Canada

      When I first arrived in Canada, this was what I felt so I can relate to this. You are right, it is also the best time to give way to your creative spirit.

    • Li-Jen Hew profile imageAUTHOR

      Li-Jen Hew 

      6 months 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. :)

    • Robert Sacchi profile image

      Robert Sacchi 

      6 months 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.

    • Li-Jen Hew profile imageAUTHOR

      Li-Jen Hew 

      6 months ago

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

    • Frank Atanacio profile image

      Frank Atanacio 

      6 months ago from Shelton

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

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