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Jack was a Jock
by John A. Mayer
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"What's money? A man is a success if he gets up in the morning and goes to bed at night and in between does what he wants to do." Bob Dylan


Turn around
Donít hit the ground
Faster, faster
Like your master
Spin the bottle
Hit the throttle
Money talks
And then you walk
You get well paid
Youíve made the grade

Jack was a jock, who bought and sold stock,
In fact, a real self-starter.
Standing in the path of a hurricaneís wrath,
He would wheel and deal and barter

Around and around the wheels did pound,
Said Jack, ĒIím going somewhere.
Iíve got no time to ease my mind.
Money is all I need
To plant my lifestyle seed.Ē

The years would pass and Jack did amass,
A fortune clearly stable.
He took time off and started to cough,
His body was not able.

With body old,
He turned to gold,
His pleasure freely bought.
He paid and paid, then began to fade.
But peace of mind was not,
Something he was taught.

Jack died, we cried,
In came the tide.
We called him good and kind.
He left his riches in the ditches.
Life he could not find.
His dreams were left behind.

Turn around
Donít hit the ground
Faster, faster
Like your master
Spin the bottle
Hit the throttle
Itís too late
Youíve met your fate
Too late to find
Whatís in your mind

You're done!

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Reviewed by Tracey L. O' Very (Reader) 2/17/2005
Excellent! Excellent! ways of today are exactly this way. Peace of Mind. I like this alot!.
Thank You
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/10/2004
neat write, john! well done; enjoyed~
Reviewed by D May (Reader) 12/9/2004
John this write had a beat to it. Thanks for sharing it.
Reviewed by Sue Hess 12/9/2004
this is fantastic...i hope i leave behind some wonderful memories cause i sure won't be leaving any money
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