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Somewhere To Hang My Hat

A Testimony

By Tiffany Gordon Published 3 years ago Updated 3 years ago 1 min read

The other day I swallowed a huge pill...

I lost my livelihood and nearly lost my will...

The other day I came face to face with adversity...

And honestly, he just about beat everything out of me...

For thirty-four years, I prepared the next generation to take their places in the world…

Today, without a job my own dreams have curled...

Who am I without a gig?

Does anyone care?

Who am I to complain?

I know that life is not fair...

All I need is a hand-up, an opportunity, a chance…

Somewhere to hang my hat and plenty of shirts and pants...

Also, some money to pay for my children's needs…

But please, please, please, keep the emotional sympathy...

Guess what? A ray of light has finally entered the door…

I just sent out my very first electronic resume for an HR position at Job's department store...

16 months after the storm hit…

I can smile and proudly say:

"I stuck it out and managed to land the perfect job at the end of this glorious day!"


About the Creator

Tiffany Gordon

I am a super-spiritual, fun-loving artist, writer, & peer-counselor residing in the Pacific Northwest. I am also an Institute of Children's Literature alumna who enjoys writing about the triumph of the human spirit.

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Nice work

Very well written. Keep up the good work!

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  • Mike Singleton - Mikeydred2 months ago

    I had hearted but not commented , but I have now

  • Still, Love 💕 This Southern feeling 📝

  • Novel Allen8 months ago

    I kind of missed this one, better late than never, words come along right when you need them. I feel uplifted today. Thank you Tiff.

  • 🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰🥰

  • This was so wonderful and very inspirational!

  • Heather Hubler2 years ago

    Loved the rhythm! You kept the message uplifting even though it could have been sad. Absolutely wonderful :)

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