Rich Woman Blues

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By: Wayne Brown


She has a real special look; I could see her for a mile

I was hooked and she knew; trapped by that smile

Little did I know the coming ride; my paying of dues

Here I was hooked up with a case of rich woman blues


She had a way about her; expectant; totally entitled

Definitely a woman that should be bit and bridled

But she paid no mind; the world was there to abuse

Leaving me neck-deep with those ol’ rich woman blues


She has her little dogs, diamonds and her rich demeanor

Lord knows there’ll be days you wished you hadn’t seen her

Then in an act of kindness she’ll buy things you can’t refuse

Things that later fan the flames of that rich woman blues


She had more money than God and showed it in turn

Why I’d been happy just having what she would burn

She bought me clothes; cars; an occasional pair of shoes

Everywhere around me was evidence of rich woman blues


Now a rich woman ain’t happy unless you’re on the chain

She’ll keep you convenient but leave you out in the rain

But don’t ask her for favors or deny her expected truths

It only leads to a bigger case of those rich woman blues


There comes a time; you can’t live with her or without her

You love the lifestyle but she holds all the real power

And if you get out of her sight, she’ll be quick to accuse

And you will get spanked with those rich woman blues


Now she’s out on the town and I’m here all alone

Left me laying like an ol’ dog just gnawin’ on a bone

She’ll party to the wee hours; do what she will choose

Leaving me here to grieve with these rich woman blues


Now fellas if you have sense, never be bought and kept

For you can get chained up just lying where you’ve slept

Once trapped in the lair, her control you cannot refuse

All you can do is lie alone and wail those rich woman blues


©Copyright WBrown2013. All Rights Reserved.

23 March 2013

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Ericdierker 3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

A sad tale you weave here. But I declare it my be better than a case of poor woman blues. (great music)


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Angela Blair 3 years ago from Central Texas

Ah, how true -- works the same with the "rich man blues" -- I married one once -- believe it or not for love -- and it turned out to be all about money! Oh, what a tangled web we weave. This is a true work of art, Wayne -- congrats! Best/Sis


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drbj 3 years ago from south Florida

Well, as they say, Wayne, it is better to have loved and lived with a rich woman, than never to have loved and lived with her at all. Just sayin'.

Lots of truth, BTW, in this compelling, realistic bit of poetry. Voted Up.


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@Ericdierker...You just might have a point there, Eric. I'll make a note! LOL! Thanks much. ~WB

@Angela Blair...It is truly hard for love to come between a man (or woman) and their money but we always seem to be willing to pay the price of admission to find out. Thanks much, Sis. ~WB

@drbj...Yes, there are varying degrees of misery and that might be truly the lesser of them all. Thanks much, Doc. ~WB


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Ginn Navarre 3 years ago

Enjoyed this, and it shows that every life is a Story and a Song to be told and sung.


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dahoglund 3 years ago from Wisconsin Rapids

I've never had the experience of the opportunity. Sounds like I didn't miss too much. sharing with followers


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The Frog Prince 3 years ago from Arlington, TX

Seems we've met the same woman....

The Frog


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@Ginn Navarre....Thank you! So glad you had fun with it. ~WB

@dahoglund...I never had that chance either, Don...had to imagine it from the experiences of friends. Thank you. ~WB

@The Frog Prince...What was her name, Jim? LOL! Thanks much. ~WB


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up and awesome. The rich woman blues sounds like it could be one terrific country song. Love this and passing it on.


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breakfastpop 3 years ago

Things could be worse! She could be dirt poor and mean.


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@Gypsy Rose Lee...Thank you! I was thinking the same thing myself when I found the Tony Joe White song. ~WB

@breakfastpop...How right you are! Thanks much! ~WB


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Pamela99 3 years ago from United States

At least there are fond memories and if she was poor, the poetic story would not have had the same flare. Well don.


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Wayne Brown 3 years ago from Texas Author

@Pamela99... You comment set me to thinking how I would have written "The Poor Woman Blues"....it would have been tough to gain any sympathy on that one! LOL! Thanks, Pam. ~WB

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