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Below is the poem entitled Unemployed which was written by poet Anthony Amero. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Looking in the mirror
A stranger in there
Watching TV late
Absently stroking hair

Playing solitaire at noon
Eating breakfast at four
Getting dressed at six
Crying out; no more

Taking out the trash
Avoiding neighbor’s eyes
Having one more drink
Telling yourself lies

Looking for a job
Desperately seeking pay
Feeling like shoe dirt
Hoping for a better day

Copyright © Anthony Amero

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  1. Date: 4/20/2010 1:26:00 PM
    This is a timely poem. So many are going through this right now. I like the way you ended with a bit of hope. Nice use of rhyme to share your thoughts. Thank you for your kind comment. Keep on writing!! Karen