Lines Written On The Occasion Of Losing My Job

What’s the difference between winning the lottery and losing my job, 

Except that I’ve got no money?

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Never again will my workmates upset me!

Five years of hassle and where did it get me?

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Never again will my boss make me cry.

Hiding my tears as the hours creep by.

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All that frustration, and days that were manic.

All of those horrible moments of panic.

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All the resentment and hatred have gone.

At last it’s all over; it’s time to move on.

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Now I can sit in the sun with a book,

Crawl around galleries, linger and look.

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Sit in a cafe, sleep in till late.

Blissful seclusion with nothing to hate.

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I’ve regained my freedom, I’ve got my life back.

My time is my own, now I’m on the right track.

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Now there’s a future, now there is hope.

Now I don’t feel that I’m struggling to cope.

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Sod the promotion, sod the career!

Life carries on, and there’s nothing to fear!

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What’s the difference between winning the lottery and losing my job?

Only that I’ve got no money!

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(June 2005)

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