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Gettin' Ahead!

Updated on December 9, 2014

By: Wayne Brown

You can’t get rich doin’ rap ‘n hip-hop

Too many drive-by shootings…pop,pop,pop!

You can’t win on the Idol that is for damn shore

They don’t take ‘em old, none over twenty-four




Possibly you could work for Donald Trump

Get you off that apprentice rump

Trump would work ya’ ‘til your fingers tired

Then he would turn and say “you’re fired!”



Playin’ the lottery is just like pissin’ in the wind

White boys don’t win it, just now n’ then

You can buy all those tickets, play it with your kin

When they announce the winner…it’s a Mexican



Well there’s always work down at the Quik-Shop

You could be wait on mom ‘n pop

Lots of Lottery tickets sellin’ pretty quick

And kiss my ass, the buyer is Hispanic



Perhaps selling cars might be your work

There’s a demo, drive it as a perk

Eatin’ might be tough though, no nutrition

That paycheck is 100% commission



Maybe you could drive a big rig

Runnin’ roads,  haulin’ pig

To just get by, you’ll live the road alone

Babes don’t need men without money or a home



You might be cut out for owning a business

Customers in the door, oh happiness

But make sure you start with plenty dough

You might end up high and dry…zero cash flow



You better head on back to school

An education you must tool

That sheepskin will be all at your expense

But they ain’t hirin’; you got no experience




Life is hard, getting’ rich even more

Nothin’ up top; start down on the floor

Work and money, the elusive butterflies

Get rich fast schemes, just bullshit ‘n lies



Why work at all? It don’t pay

Just stay home, while away the day

Lay on your butt, wait for the government

To send that check, your entitlement!




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    • Wayne Brown profile image

      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas got it my friend! got a lot of reading to do Poppy...I have written about 30 hubs since you left!

      @AAZ...wrote this one a bit tongue in cheek AA, hope you take it that way my friend and I most certainly hope your number hit soon!! WB

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      Augustine A Zavala 7 years ago from Texas

      This hispanic is still waiting for his numbers to hit. Thanks Wayne!

    • breakfastpop profile image

      breakfastpop 7 years ago

      Love the verse. It just may end up being our new national anthem..

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      garynew 7 years ago from Dallas, TX and Sampran, Thailand

      If you do, tell me where and when 'cuz I GOTTA see that!

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      It does rap good KF...I may have to get me a boom box and start workin' those street corners! WB

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      KFlippin 7 years ago from Amazon

      Great poem, really funny, and if that last verse with 'entitlement' was just added, it really wrapped up the sentiments well. And speaking of 'rap', it's got a rhythm that could be a rap song!

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      Wayne Brown 7 years ago from Texas

      Tim...check back again, I'll try to come up with another verse that incorporates that concept. After all, how can I leave something so popular and expected out of the mix! Thanks. WB

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      TimBryce 7 years ago

      Wayne -

      Excellent. I just wish you had something in there regarding "entitlement".

      All the Best,


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      epigramman 7 years ago

      ..but I am getting ahead in life - I read your poetry with awe and wonder!