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I wrote this poem a few days after hearing that a key member had been let go. He was my corporate office contact, and made each member of his department feel special. How could this happen, I wondered? Will it happen more often? Yes. As the bean counters develop new savings, vacated positions are not refilled, which leaves me with an empty feeling.

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Job Lost

The first day I was employed,
Was a great day in my life.
I can now provide for my kids,
Along with a loving wife.

The bills are all paid.
And thereís food on the table.
We are respected,
healthy and able.

Then the cutbacks came, the layoffs began,
I want to keep my position.
But, I find myself, beside myself,
with no more recognition.

The company I work for
Is a strong organization.
But then it Merged,
And lost human compassion.

I hear the stories of men thatís fired,
Their jobs downsized by the Company,
And now wonder what the future holds.
America has no job security.

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