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Go for Broke

Go for Broke
(posted for the A to Z Challenge)

Today is Go for Broke Day. I tried researching this intriguing holiday and came up rather empty. However, as a poetic prompt, this odd occasion seems to be filled with potential. Although I am self-employed, I'm posting this one for many who have recently found themselves unexpectedly unemployed.

E is for empty pockets

Go for Broke

Boss yells, “Duck! Here comes the slip!”
Reaching for my microchip.
On my way, I stop, salute,
Kicked out, given just a boot,
Evermore smart as a whip.

Any day now, watch and see.
Good luck ship will come for me.
As my fists find pockets bare,
I still scramble, won’t despair,
Nodding towards prosperity.

Empty Pockets


  1. I am pretty sure everyday is Go For Broke Day ;-)

  2. I loved Tomara's comment... every day is Go for Broke Day... hilarious :)

    I stopped in to welcome you to the A to Z blogging challenge!! I'm a co-host, should you need anything just let us know! I do hope you'll stop by to say hi! We're also having fun on twitter (I'm @jenunedited and we're at #atozchallenge)!!!

  3. Coming by from the A-Z challenge. I really enjoyed spending some time on your site. I'll be back looking for a good dose of your humor.

  4. Oh, nice little poem... that is me... working hard, always broke... I married above my means... or something...

  5. Oh, how I love that word, prosperity. And oh, how I long for it! Thanks for this post. To read my "E" blog post please go to the top blog at

  6. Love your humor Linda! Looking forward to much much more!

  7. You're doing great on the A-Z challenge Linda. Chrome seems to handle this site the best...I need to find out what the problem is -- or try an alternate.



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