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Do you have a dollar
by Linda Law

Sunday, June 15, 2008
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Ongoing poem, relates to relationships in trouble; shared from stories depicting their personal pain/joy.

Daughter, Daughter, do you have a dollar?
We've clothed you and fed you, given you a bed
It's time you get out and bring home the rent
You're stupid and worthless, but a job you can find
Help out around here and do as we say
As long as you help out, we'll make sure that you stay

Sister, Sister, do you have a dollar?
You're nothing but trouble in this household of ours
Can't wait til you grow up, we're counting the hours
Buy us new shoes, a few clothes, whatever will do
Bring home some groceries, and we'll cater to you
You're stupid and worthless, but we'll put up with you

Wifey, Wifey, do you have a dollar?
Your'e ugly and stupid, but you can help out alot
Work hard, keep quiet, and I'll buy you a house
Dress as I show you, and speak when I say
I'll fill you with babies, and you'll have to stay

Mommie, oh Mommie, do you have a dollar?
You can't change a diaper, or spend time at home
Nannies will do it, cause daddy has you
Just pop in and hug me, and hold me a little
I'll be grateful  for whatever, a trinket, a toy, anything will do
We love you oh mommie, but  we can't have you

Darling, Darling, do you have a dollar?
I'll take you and keep you and always be true
Your babies will be mine, and I'll never leave you
You're perfect, you're kind, you're gentle and good
I've waited a lifetime, just to spend it with you

Employee, Employee, do you have a dollar?
We've taken your dignity, your ideas and your soul
We promised to take care of you, for all that you toiled
Once you got old, beaten and worn, 
We'll just cut you back, because we don't need you

Yes, Yes, I do have a dollar
Mommie and Daddy, sisters and friends...husbands and loved ones
and those in between...I learned long ago that without any means
No one would love or care if I lived
I treated and I buy, I'l do anything it seems
I''m caring, I'm good, and I'll do anything for you
You don't need a dollar, ...I only want you
 

At the end of this road, you'd think I had learned
To close up my feelings, my heart and my purse
It's too late believe me...This is the course that I take
One day I'll be gone and you'll all laugh and sigh
She was good for a laugh, a ride and a roof
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Do you have a dollar? by: Linda Law
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Reviewed by Bonnie May 1/19/2009
Oh Linda this was a very exceptional write to open many eyes. Well done, Fantastic poignant write. Love and hugs, Bonnie
Reviewed by A Serviceable Villain 1/13/2009
Linda~!

Very well done - so different, so exceptional . . . !!


LOve and Hugs,

Lance
Reviewed by Gene Williamson 12/1/2008
All to often, Linda, the value of you and me and too many of us
is lost on those too greedy or otherwise insensitive to see or
care until it's too late, if even then. I think. -gene.
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 11/30/2008
A very well written work. Thank you for sharing.
hugs
Kathy
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 11/25/2008
You make some good points here, Linda. Money. Crap and the cause of so much sadness in the end. Thank you. Love and best wishes,

Regis
Reviewed by William Bonilla 11/23/2008
An excellent piece Linda
In our days everyone has to carry their own way
No free loading, You know what they say
House guest are like fish, after three days they start to smell
Or is it after a few days the welcome matt disappears
Anyway whatever, it seems we'll be hearing a little of this,
Say Buddy can you spare me a dime???.....
Oops! That was a long time ago when a cup of coffee was a dime
Now they approach and say, "Say buddy you have a few dollars"
I haven't eaten in a few days.
Peace & love be with you

William
Reviewed by Lloyd Lofthouse 7/21/2008
Do you have a dollar is a powerful portrait of much of America where the dollar is more important than relationships. The dollar is one reason this country doesn't have many family values any longer However, at the end you point out what really is important, and it isn't the dollar. I wonder how many people will wake up and get it?
Reviewed by Rose Rideout 6/29/2008
Very well done Linda and we hope to hear more from you. Thank you for sharing.

newfie hugs, Rose
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 6/28/2008
Linda,

Don't have a dollar (LOL) but have words for you - enjoyed reading this one - relationships is what is most important. Well done!

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
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