Ah, well....

poem by: Frank Byrne
Written on Feb 14, 2017

"I've got bad news," the foreman said,
"We've got to finish you up,"
those words still echo inside my head,
my mind went numb, I couldn't believe my ears,
you can't sack me! I've been here three years!
He's made a mistake, he can't mean me,
he will soon change his mind, just wait,and see.
But yes it was true, I've got no job,
I've now lost the chance to earn a few bob,
Ah, well, never mind, I heard myself say,
then I just shook my head, and walked slowly away."

 

Tags: sad, rhyme, pain,

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Cecilia Crasto commented:
Very sad but a common story these days...very well written.
Maria Williams commented:
Just a suggestion, but maybe you can finish it off by saying ,when one door closes ,another one always opens. I've found this happening in my life a few times. Well written.
Frank byrne commented:
You are so right Maria.....I've always lived my life with that thought.....thanks!.
Frank byrne commented:
......and thank you Cecilia....
D'Vina Ramirez commented on Oct 25, 2017 at 4:50pm
That must not of felt good at all. I recently lost my job and it is hard at first, ,but it happens. Im sorry this happened to you though. Hopefully you have found yourself a better job by now.
Frank byrne commented on Oct 25, 2017 at 5:57pm
Thanks D'Vina...that job incident happened to me way back in 1990....I found another job soon after...thanks for your sympathy D'Vina.....luckily I've been retired now since 2014.....and it's great!.....
Christopher Russon commented on Oct 28, 2017 at 9:43pm
I have been down that road only to find out they did me a favour.it was to their loss. Good poem frank.

 

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