Nothing is Free Anymore
This is an era of “make a buck anyway you can”
Nothing is free anymore, not water, not your windshield cleaned
Not your tires filled with air, not your oil checked,
Not maps along vacation travel routes
Nothing is free anymore.
If a buck can be made, it will be made.
Everything comes with a monetary price
And where cotton was once considered KING
Now MONEY has long since taken its place.
And nothing is free anymore.
Those who can’t sell something honestly
Resort to selling drugs, scamming innocent folks
Robbing, stealing, and taking what isn’t theirs
Always looking for something for nothing
Because nothing is free anymore.
Honest folks sell themselves,
Their energies, their abilities, their skills and effort
In the workplace to earn a needed salary
Their lives and livelihood dependent upon job
The honest way to survive because nothing is free anymore.
Thank God I was born during a time
When human compassion took precedent over all
When money was a livelihood, not a God
And people cared enough for others
That they wanted to give of themselves freely…
Until the era where nothing is free anymore.
© 2009 Jeanette Cooper