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A sigh of the times

The factory closed early today,
For good the bosses say,
Old Jim remembers his first day,
Down the years and far away.

The dole opened early today,
Long queues sweat and sway,
Young Jim signs on for state pay,
Down the years and far away.

Chris Fernie, 2009

Poetry by Chris Fernie
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Written on 2009-06-11 at 11:19

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liz munro The PoetBay support member heart!
I feel for poor Jim
which is what makes
this a good poem as
it evokes feeling in the reader.