Employment Data Confuses a Nation

Every weekday on the Daily Poet, the day's news in poetry form.

No jobs were made
in the month of December
some may blame the weather
yet the unemployment rate
dropped three tenths of a percent altogether
because so many said why bother?

In West Virginia
Charleston to be exact
a chemical spill
has the whole town locked up
No water to drink and no air to breathe
at least there are no jobs to skip

An Indian diplomat
enslaved a maid
was stripped in fact
and is now leaving the United States
back to India she goes
so that relations between the two nations will thaw

In the South Sudan
government forces retake Bentiu
Bentiu you may ask
Yes Bentiu, where the oil is dug
now our allies will allow us
to chug chug chug

Karzai decides
that prisoners may no longer reside
in Bagram which
has made the US bitch
keep them inside
do not let them run and hide

And in the Central African Republic
a president resigns
while Europe sends forces
On France's side
hoping to prevent
another genocide


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Profile photo of The Livid LibrarianThe Livid Librarian
January 10th, 2014  10:00 AM

Nothing about Hollande’s affair?


Profile photo of sarahbsarahb
January 10th, 2014  10:47 AM

Haiku:

Unemployment’s down
but so is employment, and
I’m just so confused