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From On Being Fired Again

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

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  • Gajanan Mishra (5/7/2013 5:22:00 AM)

    what a poem really! I enjoyed it within. thanks.

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  • 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

  • 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.

  • June Walker (5/8/2012 1:46:00 AM)

    Love the humour in this poem.

  • Jasbir Chatterjee (5/8/2012 12:22:00 AM)

    Hi Erin! I like your happy-go-lucky attitude towards being fired...

  • 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.

  • Abhilasha Singh (5/7/2012 6:41:00 AM)

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

  • 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.

  • Hebert Logerie Sr. (7/25/2009 8:17:00 PM)

    I like this poem for its unusualness!

  • 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,

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