Hi! I Lost My Job Today
Hi! I lost my job today.
Please don’t worry; I seem okay,
Because I “didn’t” want this job, anyway.
Oh, but by the way,
I’m now back in being a stray
But I think I know for sure that there’s a ray.
Yes! A ray of hope that, with me, will stay
Until maybe I turn old and grey.
Hi! I lost everything tonight,
Well, not literally, but my situation’s really, really tight.
You see, I am actually in a middle of a fight,
A battle, between my heart’s blinding light,
And my mind’s unwavering might.
It’s funny, cause I need both for my flight
To get me out of this mad, mad night
Before the rabid wolves come to bite.
Hi! I just lost hope a while ago,
But don’t worry, I think I can still go
And, funny enough, I still have my ego.
I still have my bow to shoot my arrow.
And I now stare at the sky from my window,
Thinking, “how will I survive tomorrow?”
Well, maybe I should be used to living with sorrow.
It’s not like it left me; its just hidden in its burrow.
Hi! I just stopped being optimistic,
And I started being realistic.
But maybe I should try being sarcastic,
Like this poem written out on paper, not plastic
It’s funny; I still feel enthusiastic,
I should be crying, right? Be pessimistic?
Are my emotions that elastic?
I mean, I lost my job. Is that terrific?
Hi! I crave your attention.
Will I be able to obtain information?
About how will I go again in motion,
When everything right now is in devastation?
I just wanted a sense of satisfaction.
You know, that kind that gives you validation?
To make you feel an emotion called “inspiration.”
To go beyond people’s doubts and expectations.
But still, I say “Hi!” to you all.
‘Cause I did not expect that kind of call,
That the building I built oh so, so tall,
Would just come crumbling and fall.
At that moment, I again built my wall
To hide my shame and my guilt, I crawl
Back to that dark space, to that dark hall,
That I once loved so dearly, hidden from them all.
Hidden from my family, my friends, people overall
Those that I promised to go with me to the mall.
My plans, my fantasies, my dreams, all of them mauled.
By a merciless bear, a feral tiger. Oh God, drown them all!
Oh? What’s this? Oh my!
I’m numb. I shouldn’t feel something fall from my eye.
Oh why? Is it because the world is cruel?
Is it because people come up to me and always tell,
That there are who go through worse than my hell.
Well, ain’t that an advice so swell?
But of course, they will never know.
How it hurts. Watching everything you’ve worked hard for go.
And now, dear human, if I may
With a smile on my face to hide my dismay,
From this dark space, I write this poem and say.
“Hi! I lost my job today.”