The Fog Of Unemployment

1
I’ve plumbed the depths and
walked the tunnel of despair.
No gleam of light to cheer
Brightened up the darkness there.
2
I’ve seen the gaunt faced men
who wait in patient queues
And, signing on the dotted line,
humbly collect their meagre dues.
3
Spirit broken by rejection,
a man without a job will wait
and, turning in upon himself,
will let despair turn into hate.
4
Mental health begins to suffer
when reality cannot be faced
and rationality departs from those
whose lack of work has a bitter taste.
5.
Many months have passed for some
and still no freshening breeze
dispels the fog of unemployment
and a man’s mind will freeze

The Fog Of Unemployment

Andrew  Bailey

Ilfracombe, United Kingdom

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Written during a spell of unemployment during the recession of the early 1980s. Also a reminder of how it was for my father in the 1930s.

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