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Tis funny, sort of...?
by Ed Matlack
Tuesday, November 08, 2011
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Expect do I to be making more,

But still it seems I am just as poor,

Granted others have less & less,

My extra work doesn’t seem to help,

This I must to myself confess…


I had hoped beyond hope,

That my paychecks would be bigger,

While they are, my bills seem to have as well,

Gotten bigger & bigger,

But isn’t that always the way,

I look forward to being back to normal, one day…


I guess I just have to laugh,

I saw this job as a golden calf,

But I got to admit, it’s better than being jobless,

Some others, families and such have less than half,

I at least have food & fuel & a semblance of normalcy…


…Tis funny, sort of, really, isn’t it…?

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Reviewed by Patrick Granfors
Paychecks never seem to be big enough but if you've got food on the table and heat for the abode it ain't too shabby. Patrick
Reviewed by Ronald Hull
Not so funny. However, work is Mammon for the soul. As you know from bitter experience, having no work is pretty empty. But, Parkinson's Law taking effect, your needs expand with your growing funds, until it seems as though you didn't make any headway at all. 90% feel that way. It takes real sacrifice and determination to be in the 10% making headway. And I'm not talking about the 99% on Wall Street. I'm talking about the average Joe on any street.

Reviewed by Annabel Sheila
Great attitude, Ed! Love your positive view! Quite a lot of us are working on our Freedom 85 retirement package! giggle....them that has are the only ones getting these days....

Reviewed by Felix Perry
Maybe but also sometimes hard to find humour when hope is short.
Reviewed by Mr. Ed
Some others, families and such have less than half,
I at least have food & fuel & a semblance of normalcy

So many have less and less these very sad days. And unlike others below, I believe this abysmal downward spiral began way back in 2000, when you know who took office. And now many are saying it may take another 10 years to get back on the right track; but perhaps we never will recover.
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish
Really well flowed perfectly and easily to expose the truth which is ...poverty is everywhere and even when we do not accept it or want to see it still hurts to know it is close at hand...your compassion for those less fortunate shines through this poem and makes a mighty point.I applaud this sensitive and profound write.
Reviewed by Vivian Dawson
Soooooo ~*Ed*~ Does this mean that You
were born good looking instead of rich (?)!

Lady Vivian
Reviewed by Paul Berube
I agree whole heartedly with Jerry. This country has gone in the pits.
Reviewed by Andy Turner
You've captured the human condition as is. Modernities capitalists sins.
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader)
Hussein's recession sows no glimpse of easing. He has it to where millions and millions of people have no jobs, the small business owners are folding and the rest barely surviving. The rent goes up, the food goes up, EVERYTHING goes up. The people on social security (me) haven't had a raise since he has taken office. No. Money does not last. There is more, much more, but why belabor it. VOTE in 2012.
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