Worry and stress seen daily.
Reflected in the faces around me.
Lifestyle changes drastically.
Is a declining economy to blame?
What will February bring?
The memo is out, no hiring.
Is retrenchment in the cards?
Don’t predict, count your blessings.
You focus on gripe and grumbling.
You forget to be thankful.
Try a smile, you have a job.
However bleak, count your blessings.
Weariness weighs heavy.
What if you join the un-hired?
You cannot control the future.
You ate today, count your blessings.
I have been through a shutdown.
Months of an uncertain future.
Savings dwindling, each day a test.
I endured, I count my blessings.
By C.E. Pereira