Job Search


What is a list poem? This poetry style collects a list of people, places, things, ideas, or even words strung together somewhere within a poem to form a list. It is not necessary for the list to rhythm, but the words used should be memorable. I find the freedom when creating a list poem fascinating. The wordplay can be wild and free similar to Indiana weather in the early spring. Therefore, in March, I plan to write a series of list poems. I will title this one Job Search.

Job Search

Search all the online employment sources

Find something That sounds interesting

A way to mark off some time

Dust off my rusty resume

Since I haven’t looked at it for twenty years

Plot out ways to make myself sound skilled

Then you I was back in the day

When I first developed the lousy resume

List my name

Education level

Worthless college degree

(It really wasn’t worth the paper it was printed on)

My unique skills set

The stuff I learned I shouldn’t talk about

Like office politics

And job burn out

And undeveloped potential

List your strengths

My weaknesses

And impatience

And faults

My frustration with computers and IT updates

That always caused issues

It’s recommended to sound well rounded

A person should list hobbies

Like my quirky habit of writing poetry

And books

Short stories when you I have the time

The salary I expect

Needs to be more then I was making

Because of all my experience

That will price me out of the job market

A woman without a bubble personality

Past the age of being considered cute

And with a proclivity that don’t lean toward bossy

Will never get paid what she is worth

I hesitate before I press send

On second thoughts

Why would you want to end my retirement?

And deal with all the headaches and problems

I need to learn how to be at ease

As an elderly lady of leisure

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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Published by henhouselady

I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

5 thoughts on “Job Search

  1. I especially resonate with your “frustration with computers and IT updates.” I wish a neutral party could do a thorough analysis of how many millions of human work hours have been wasted learning how to use yet another updated computer program or system…

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