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Never Spend the Principal
by Rosalie Ferrer Kramer

Sunday, August 31, 2003

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Many people have seen this poem in my poetry section, but it is so well liked, and so often commented upon, I wanted to make sure it was entered in the contest. So this is the newest and best version.




NEVER SPEND THE PRINCIPAL


  


I hear it more now every day.


From heaven above I heard him say,


"Remember you promised dear old Ray,


You'd never spend the principal."


 


I want to give my children a gift,


And now my face sure needs a lift.


But I sit here knowing he'd be miffed,


If he guessed I'd spend the principal.


 


My stock has tripled over the years.,


Yet I am constantly immersed in tears,


When dealing with my silly fears,


That I might spend the principal.


 


 I think I hear in the shower.


Every minute of every hour,


Even atop the Eiffel Tower,


"Don't ever spend the principal!"


 


After I'm gone I see it clear:


A corvette for my daughter dear,


A Rolls Royce for my son, I fear.


'Cause I didn't spend the principal.


 


I hope my children will want to save,


Enough for flowers to cover my grave,


After they've spent every cent we made,


Both the interest and the principal!


 


      


       


      



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Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/31/2003
I think every parent think about more or less the same thing. Wonderful write indeed!

May Lu a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 8/31/2003
Ha! What a bunch of brilliance you've got here! 'revised'? you say?.. 'reposted'? is it? I say, bring it out weekly.. always new folks droppin in and this needs to be read and read and read! Fantastic.. I'm still giggling. katy.
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