It's Not Fair


Fair is what you pay to ride the bus, my friend
fair is what you pay to ride the bus...
You'll spend your dime
on wasted time
if you should care to fuss.

Nowhere is it carved in stone
that "fair" applies to Life as known
and it is pointless to bemoan...
the fact that Life's not fair.

Rain doth fall on all the land
worked by just and unjust hand...
and it is folly to demand,
for Life is seldom fair.

Rainbows shine for all to see,
signs of hope that clouds, then, flee
and sun will glow in mystery
but not because its fair...

Fair is not Life's cornerstone...
its not decreed nor due our loan
and is a rather moot intone...
there's no promise Life is fair.

Fair is what you pay to ride the bus, my friend
fair is what you pay to ride the bus...
You'll spend your dime
on wasted time
if you should dare to fuss.

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bellawritter23 5 years ago from California

Ha! Nicely said Lady M., I should read this to my kids that Fair is what they wpuld pay if we had to ride a bus. Great work once again at your best it surely reflects.

smiles :)


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

I just love it when you are the first comment! It is funny you said that, Girlfriend...this was my status quo response whenever I heard..."it's not fair!" from my boys! And believe me, I heard it alot! They are all grown today and I still hear it! and it is still my status quo response! LOL! and often, I must confess...I tell it to myself!

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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Just how many people complain that something is 'not fair'! A great piece of verse - brilliant.

tnderhrt23 5 years ago

thank you, acaetnna! Yes I am even guilty of those wasted words..."not fair"! until I remember....

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barbergirl28 5 years ago from Hemet, Ca

Nicely done... I like how you used fair as in what you use to pay for the bus and then compare to it how life is never fair!

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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

Hiya tnderhrt, another awesome poem. I agree, life is not fair.. but we have to try to make the most of it. Great job!

Have a nice day,


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revmjm 5 years ago from Richmond, VA

I read your poem. I'm guessing "fair" is a play on words for "fare" that you pay to ride the bus.

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Rastamermaid 5 years ago from Universe

Nice play on words and I love it.

Life isn't fair,fare is what you pay to ride the bus.

That's my new phrase that pays.

Thanks for sharing!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

barbergirl, thank you!

Rosie, so nice to see you! I have missed ya! Yes we make the most of it...always! Thanks!

revmjm, it was a play on words...which is how I used it with my sons, as they were growing up...their mantra was always "its not fair!" Anyway, thank you for your visit and comment!

Rastamermaid, thank you! I so appreciate your visit and comment!

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tumblintumblweed 5 years ago

Great work Ms.Tnder....This reminds me of my kids,too.Always complaining because "It's not fair" ,no matter what the case!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

tumblin, thanks! I've don my fair share of whining those words, myself, I fear and...this little poem was a haha on me, first and foremost. This is one of my little "pearls of wisdom"

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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

Bravo! I could put music to this and apply it to a musical play about riding the bus. It is amusing too. Life is not fair- even all over the world! I wish we could have a rainbow appear over Japan right now.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thanks Christina! and yes a rainbow over Japan...a splendid idea! Prayers going out to them!

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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Very good!

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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

No very often so much of life is not fair , I think we just learn to deal with it all as best we can.

Thanks for sharing yur work with us on here.

take care


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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

WillStarr, thank you!

Eiddwen, I have not found much of life to be fair, but not without purpose...thank you for your thoughtful read and comment!

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