ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

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!




© Copyright WBrown2010. All Rights Reserved


    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 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

    • A.A. Zavala profile image

      Augustine A Zavala 

      8 years ago from Texas

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

    • breakfastpop profile image


      8 years ago

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

    • garynew profile image


      8 years ago from Dallas, TX and Sampran, Thailand

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

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 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

    • KFlippin profile image


      8 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!

    • Wayne Brown profile imageAUTHOR

      Wayne Brown 

      8 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

    • profile image


      8 years ago

      Wayne -

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

      All the Best,


    • epigramman profile image


      8 years ago

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


    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at:

    Show Details
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the or domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)