Without Opportunity a Poem by author Trish Hubschman

Without Opportunity a Poem by author Trish Hubschman

Without Opportunity

By Trish Hubschman

April 15, 2022


When I was a kid, mom used to say,

I can do anything I set my mind too.

Reach for the stars.

Grab the opportunities.

What I wanted to be when I   grew up,

I didn’t know, but I was going to be something.

I went to college, studied hard, got good grades.

But when I got out there was nothing.

I took a civil service test.

Got a clerical job that didn’t need a college degree.

I worked hard. Took tests, but never got ahead.

Now, I’m striving forward with my writing,



Trish Hubschman is the author of the Tracy Gayle mystery series, Tidalwave, Stiff Competition, Ratings Game and uneasy Tides. Tracy is hired by rock musician, Danny Tide, to find out who set fire to his band’s summer tour bus. In doing this, more diabolical things arise, mysteries, murders, romance.

Trish is a graduate of Long Island University’s Southampton Campus and has a Bachelor’s degree in English-Writing. She is deafblind and lives in Pennsylvania with her husband, author Kevin Hubschman, and their dog, henry.

Her website is www.dldbooks.com/Hubschman/



  1. HI Patty, thank you for sharing this poem. It reflects the sad reality of the current job market for youngsters.

    1. Hi Robbie, sad but true and even more so for those who are disabled.

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