Poetry topic idea: unemployment

Today’s poetry topic idea is unemployment.  There are quite a few ways this could be approached and also quite a few ideas for poetry.  Some include writing about:

  • Unemployment in a broad sense
  • Unemployment affecting a specific group
  • Unemployment affecting an individual
  • The moment unemployment occurs
  • Being unemployed for a significant length of time
  • Receiving government benefits or charity
  • Looking for a job
  • Finding a job
  • The social reaction to unemployment
  • Cutting back on expenses
  • Selling things
  • The change in emotion over a period of unemployment
  • Obstacles to gaining employment

An example of a poem related to unemployment was the poem with an explanation: tornado.