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On The Dole Poems | Examples of On The Dole Poetry

On The Dole Poems. Below are examples of poems about on the dole. This list of poetry about on the dole is made of PoetrySoup member poems. Read short, long, best, famous, and modern examples of on the dole poetry. This list of works about on the dole is a great resource for examples of on the dole poems and show how to write poems about on the dole. Definitions may be included where appropriate.

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List of On The Dole Poems

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PMPoem TitlePoetFormCategories  
No Sharing Here Lindsay Laurie Rhyme on the dole, humorous,
Ciao Chow Rico Leffanta Limerick on the dole, culture, food, money, patriotic,
Stormy Sighs Rico Leffanta Limerick on the dole, allusion, funny love, humor,
Only Racists Drink Here David Welch Rhyme royal on the dole, america, culture, discrimination, how
Premium Member Poem WHEN GRANDAD WAS TOP OF THE BOPPERS Darryl Ashton Light Verse on the dole, nostalgia,
Premium Member Poem In Seventeen Hundred and Seventy-six Franklin Price Couplet on the dole, independence day,
Back to my Roots Jenny Linsel Rhyme on the dole, nostalgia,
Subterranean Homesick Blues Again Michael Coy Lyric on the dole, satire,
The Fruit Without The Tree Kurt Philip Behm Rhyme on the dole, truth,
Unemployed john brooks ABC on the dole, anger,

Work and life the truth
by stephen pennell
My office window as no bars 
and the doors are sometimes  left ajar. 
I earned no trip   in the back of a...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, life, work,

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Confused
by Franklin Price
Confused
By Franklin Price
11/5/2016

I'm really quite confused
About the chosen few
Who run our Federal Government
And the things they say and do

How they got there in the first...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, political,

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TONGUE TWISTER TIME
by David Bose
Tongue Twister: Porcupine Pete parted paths with prude Prissy, pineapple paramour. 

Passion possessed Porcupine Pete
Up in the pineapple patch
Because with vision myopic,
From afar, he suspected
That...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, humor,

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s, j
by Patricia Lawton
Shoeshine Joe.

Thruppence for a shoeshine, that's what Joe will shout.
Tuppence for a bulling up as he smiles and looks about.
Drumming up trade these days is...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, children, fun,

Retired Seniors
by Terry Hoffman
I spent my whole life working,
ne'er once was on the dole.
Now that I'm retired and old,
I wonder "Why?" that goal.	

SS's my retirement;
that's all I have...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, old, society,

Maggies Legacy
by stephen pennell
A terraced house in a mining town 
no fire to heat the room.
As Maggie stole the mine 
and the coal that kept them warm.
She ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, political,

Janie
by Andy Morfett
Debbie has a hare-lip
Brian has MS
Polly has spin-bifida
Janie has a new dress

Gordon’s in a kids home
Becky endures abuse
Andrew has Downs Syndrome
Janie has new shoes

Adrian’s dad...

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Couplet | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, birthday, philosophy, sad, drug,

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Work Shy
by Paul Callus
Idle and aimless, living on the dole

Going in circles like fish in a bowl.

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23rd November 2015
Contest: Epigram couplet
Sponsor: Silent One
Placed 2nd
...

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Epigram | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, life,

Crap Night Job
by nick armbrister jimmy boom semtex
Crap Night Job 
I was on the dole for a year plus when they gave me a job, a crap one on nights doing peace...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, england, humor, jobs, work,

Beggars of California
by Stephen Barry
Beggars of California 

With their tattoos and their piercings, I don’t give money to beggars in California.        ...

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Ghazal | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, allegory, city, education, environment,

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no wonder
by catherine labeau
a party dressed all white blast hatred loud with black words
and not understanding the sorrow they invade my windows
and shamed not look me in the...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, cat,

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memorial
by catherine labeau
what are they celebrating a day off
music blasting the off forgetting the sacrifice as they live on the dole
oh please I smile at children ...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, absence, , memorial,

Pace of Life
by Ivor Davies
      
The pace of life is very fast,
It saps both heart and soul.
At times we have to call a halt.
And...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, introspection, life, people, stress,

Missed Opportunities
by nick armbrister jimmy boom semtex
Missed Opportunities

I should have been more than this, now on the dole 
with nothing but my skills and memories and hopes. 
How I yearn for...

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Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, angst, confusion, emotions, hope,

Council girl waster
by Maxine Jones
Knocking on the door, can your mate come out to play?, 
or is she grounded for yet another sunny day?.
Meeting up with your mates, hanging...

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Light Verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, childhood, children, culture, growing

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the PLAGUE
by Terry O'Leary
as the PROPHETS of profits, WE lead and WE’re fair
while WE’re living the life of the poor BILLIONAIRE
– silver yachts, pearly castles, cash (plenty to...

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Quatrain | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, society,

The Necklace
by Peter Dorr
We heard her before we saw her not because she was loud but because she was close,  

she anchored herself making her presence felt;...

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Free verse | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, political,

Have and Have Not
by David Sollis
Born into poverty
Instead of heraldry
Disappointment struck me glum
Square peg in a round hole
Ends up on the dole*
Got no money and I want some

My nights of...

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Lyric | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, abuse, anger, angst, betrayal,

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Limerick: Once a Woman-Cleanser in Malawi
by T Wignesan
Limerick: Once a Woman-Cleanser in Malawi

     for Seodi White

Once (a) Widow-Cleanser* in Malawi
Insisted (on) being paid double fee
The dead man made...

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Limerick | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, women,

Friends With Benefits
by Craig Scott
Living my life on the Dole*, 
Because my Mum told me so, 
Interview at ‘McDonalds’, but that Tyrant told me "No!", 
See, we're a family...

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Rhyme | Create an image from this poem. | Categories: on the dole, angst, birthday, boyfriend, dark,