Send some poetry to a friend - the love thought that counts!
Poems for the People   -  Poems by the People

About the Poem

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.

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 there’s 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 that’s fired,
Their jobs downsized by the Company,
And now wonder what the future holds.
America has no job security.
Want to send the author a private email? If we have a current address, we'll send your message to them for you.
If you especially appreciated this author, we'll be happy to show you where you might find more of their poems
© 1999 Melton Culberth Please respect the rights of the author and Passions in Poetry. If you would like to use this poem on your own web page, please contact the Author. Thank you.

1 Visitor Comments

I liked this poem because I really felt as though I could feel the poets emotion,their worries & concerns.

All Visitor Comments on this poem have been posted by people who wanted to let the author know the poem touched their hearts. If you would like to leave a comment of your own, please Vote for this poem.
pipHome | Top | All Poems | About | FAQ | Your Privacy | Contact Us

All poetry is copyright by the individual authors.
All other material on this web site, unless otherwise noted, is
Copyright 1998-2021 by Ron Carnell and Passions in Poetry.
- netpoets 2.9.1 -