Wednesday, March 25, 2009
The ABCs of Unemployment
Alphabet of Unemployment
A is for applications, I fill out every day
B is for basket, where they get thrown away.
C is for collections, coming my way
D is for doubt if I’ll be able to pay
E is for entertainment, of which I have none
F is for food bank- time for a run
G is for goals, which can’t be ignored
H is for health insurance, which I can’t afford
I is for IRS, demanding their share
J is for jobs, none of which are to spare.
K is for knowledge, that stuff costs a lot
L is for lawyers with their hands in the pot.
M is for money, I think I had some one time
N is for nickel, as in nickled and dimed
O is for opportunity, I’d sure like one of those
P is for payment, and it’s through the nose
Q is for qualifications, which others expect
R is for my resume, which they have yet to respect
S is for seeking, all the long day
T is for tired, in a world weary way
U is for useless, my efforts right now
V is for values, plunging like the Dow
W is for waiting until I am deployed
X is for the box next to unemployed
Y is for year, a long one so far
Z is for ZZZ after I wish on a star.