Erin Belieu

(1967 - / Ohama / Nebraska)

From On Being Fired Again Poem by Erin Belieu


I've known the pleasures of being
fired at least eleven times—

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Comments about this poem (From On Being Fired Again by Erin Belieu )

  • Gold Star - 12,232 Points Ramesh Rai (2/28/2015 3:16:00 AM)

    Its resonance is free from all perversity. (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 21 Points Surajit Banerjee (5/8/2014 6:37:00 AM)

    I enjoyed the quip and skill in portaying the mood of one who reads it. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 974 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (5/8/2014 12:34:00 AM)

    really liked this poem...I could identify with it completely... (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 762 Points Michelle Claus (5/7/2014 10:59:00 PM)

    As for the freedom, I comprehend. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Carlos Echeverria (5/7/2014 10:44:00 AM)

    Reads like a female Bukowski. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,842 Points Babatunde Aremu (5/7/2014 2:17:00 AM)

    Great use of imagery. i like it. Keep on writing (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 29,147 Points Gajanan Mishra (5/7/2013 5:22:00 AM)

    what a poem really! I enjoyed it within. thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Robert Burns (5/9/2012 12:18:00 PM)

    My, my, how you did swim aganst the TIDE. Did it make you tougher or wiser, or both. My vote is both!
    Robert Burns, Portland, Oregon (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,187 Points Walterrean Salley (5/8/2012 4:13:00 AM)

    You certainly took it very well. Sounds like you bear a lot of the blame? ? ? However, glad you made it through. A thought provoking little poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie June Walker (5/8/2012 1:46:00 AM)

    Love the humour in this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 974 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (5/8/2012 12:22:00 AM)

    Hi Erin! I like your happy-go-lucky attitude towards being fired... (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,153 Points Kevin Patrick (5/7/2012 7:40:00 PM)

    It certainly has lots of mischievous charm that’s embellished by its pervasive anguish that hangs in all the illusions being used. I will admit that your use of language in the lest section, I think I know what your suggesting, but it seems like it could be something else. This confusion really makes it the most fun to read. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 50 Points Abhilasha Singh (5/7/2012 6:41:00 AM)

    The way you ended the poem is purely brilliant! :) (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 233 Points Manonton Dalan (5/7/2012 4:01:00 AM)

    i wonder how a fired ceo writes his/her views? this poem
    is so close to reality... i think. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,971 Points Hebert Logerie Sr. (7/25/2009 8:17:00 PM)

    I like this poem for its unusualness! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie M.S. Latter (1/31/2006 9:52:00 AM)

    A thoughtful poem on a rarely addressed subject. I particularly like the 'hard candy
    of shame dissolving in my throat' (sweet and bitter at once?) and the poem ending.
    Well done,
    Martin (Report) Reply



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