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A New Job in the New Year

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A New Job in the New Year

As sure as seventeen is the square root of two hundred eighty-nine,
I want to share a New Year’s resolution of mine.
I am now deep in debt, and it is not a bit funny.
I want to land a job that will make me lots of money.
Debt collectors call me on the phone every day.
They say I am behind, and they demand that I pay.
I find it awfully difficult to stay afloat.
There are plenty of friends of mine in the same boat.
Landing a new job will be a process of trial and error.
Just the thought of the hunting shakes me with terror.
I know I will be in for one hell of a time.
If that does not work, I can always resort to crime.

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  1. Date: 5/13/2014 9:01:00 PM
    hI ROBERT,... Nice seeing your poem featured on the poetry soups home page. Always & Forever ~LINDA~

  1. Date: 7/7/2013 9:59:00 AM
    ROBERT -CONGRATULATIONS!!! on the 5th poem theme contest. always & forever * Linda

  1. Date: 7/6/2013 9:24:00 AM
    Congrats on your win my friend. Loved always, bl

  1. Date: 7/5/2013 2:17:00 PM
    Robert nicely done for your 5th poem. Congrats on your fine win. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 7/4/2013 6:22:00 PM
    Hmmmm, failure rate is about the same....May be worth a try.... Great win, Robert... Congratulations....Jake

  1. Date: 7/3/2013 11:25:00 PM
    , Congratulations, ROBERT :-) A wonderful 5th poem. thank you for choosing my contest........ ............. LOVE * SKAT

  1. Date: 1/3/2011 6:55:00 AM
    congrats on your win in the contest Robert, and I hope 2011 will be a much improved year for you

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 7:23:00 PM
    Congratulations on your top spot win, with this worthy poem's honored win. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 11:44:00 AM
    Congratulations on your great win in the contest, Robert! Happy New Year to you and my sincere best wishes in finding a better job. It's tough, but try to be positive always, Robert. Blessings, peace, joy and happiness this coming year! ALways, Audrey

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 9:07:00 AM
    The crime is that the bill collectors continue to call even after you have spoken with them. I been there and know just how you feel, Robert. The job hunting terror really hit home for me, so I had to start my own business. I still have a long way to go, but the journey begins with the first step. Good luck and congrats on your win in the contest. Dan C

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 5:13:00 AM
    I forgot to congratulate you on your high placement in the contest. Congratulations. I hope I wasn't too...whatever...about suggestons. I just wish I could find solutions for everyone, but I can't. But doing something, anything, will take your mind off of those bill collectors...and might just buy something you need. I hope you have a successful New Year!

  1. Date: 12/31/2010 5:08:00 AM
    Crime doesn't pay! But signs that say "Will work for food" often do... at least there is a legal option. Troubled economic times are difficult to endure. I wish you well in finding a job...or making birdhouses to sell at a flea market... recycled fence or soda bottles or...I know you are creative! Have faith and keep those job applications flowing! I pray for your success! Congratulations on your great win. Lovingly, Dane Ann (TELL ME WHEN YOU GET A JOB, PLEASE.)

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 9:55:00 PM
    I hope you find a job, MIne is looking now too. Congrats in the contest. Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 5:13:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win..Sara

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 10:26:00 AM
    Congrats Robert on your well deserved win.

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 10:21:00 AM
    Job hunting is tough and a lot of people are going through hard times now, Robert. You truly deserve first place. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 9:26:00 AM
    Hope your resolution brings you a prosperous job and you have already started winning with this great entry and first place. Congratulations. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 7:45:00 AM
    If they knew you could write like this..theyd hire you in a nanosecond...congrats. BG

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 6:32:00 AM
    Awesome Robert, with a talent like this, maybe you could write about crime, congrats. Harry

  1. Date: 12/30/2010 6:16:00 AM
    Happy new year and congratulations on this well deserved win in the contest of John, Robert