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A Days Work A Days Pay

Updated on May 15, 2010

Where Did All My Money Go

We start off on the right foot working hard and earning a buck

Thinking some day soon

 We will have more than we ever imagined

We talk to ourselves constantly like an insane person

I know I can do this and this

 It is really not that hard

Work a little

 Save a little

Work alot

Save alot

Catch me if you can we boast openly

Before you know it

 We are hooked like a flounder dangling in thin air 

We can flip and flop but it will soon be us on the end of the line

It looked so easy

A little nibble here

A little nibble there

So what happens if we spend a little more this week

We will work extra hard next week and make up for it

What if we skimp on the savings this month

Next month I will put a little more in for sure

Soon your savings dwindles

Soon the bills start piling up

Look close they now  have a body of their own

Like a demon possessed

They are not a distant cousin you haven't seen for awhile

 Who drops in unexpectedly 

More like long lost relatives who are here for a weekend and won't leave

They haunt you like your old boss you couldn't avoid

No matter how much you try

Look away little fella this is only the beginning

Once you open the door and they get their foot in

Your home is like an ant farm and there is one after another lining up

So for all humanity

Watch your money

Go back to the basics

Work some save some

Don't work too much or you will  feel you owe it to yourself

To spend and splurge

You will convince yourself 

You deserve that nice big high definition t.v.

That new couch you won't have time to sit on

Be smart keep the rolls of money in your pocket

Don't reach for that plastic leech card

That will suck all your money from you night after night while you sleep

Be smart you don't have to go out to eat 7 days a week

You can easily fall in the trap

You might think this is easy and I can get out of this

So many have tried and their bones cover the floor all the way to the door 

One time you may be lucky

The next time you are prey for all the hunters

As you struggle and wonder how could I get in such a mess

I was doing so good

 Now the banker isn't laughing  at your jokes no more

When you have to sign on the dotted line....

Be careful they know what they want

Your the turkey dinner at Thanksgiving

And they are the dehydrated vampires

Coming for you

Don't be mistaken they will not leave till

There is nothing left but the remains of an old corpse

We once called you

This is reality my friend


Run fast

 Don't let the Debt man catch you


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Drpatorcarlotta I keep trying.I am glad you see my humor.I believe if we can make people happy it is one of the greatest gifts.In return we are happy.Automatic happiness.Thanks so much.

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 

      8 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

      Your Poems ROCK! WOW! What a gift! Praise God!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      skye2day I am truely blessed by GOD.I will keep my eyes and ears open for all his suttle hints.I hope your day went well.Thanks and I will be seeing you real soon.

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      8 years ago from Rocky Mountains

      GREAT hub dream on. I saw a comment of yours to jill of alltrades. I loved what you left her. This is a fantastic hub, much wisdom through a few growing pains. (-: It gets easier or does it? Some days yes, some no. I think when I remember who pays me I know inside all will be well even if it does not look pretty on the outside. God always works things out. Even when I blow it. He is my redeemer, he says do not worry. He is on the throne.

      Your hub moved my brain cells. I really liked it. You are loved by God, he will watch for you. I am honored to follow you on your journey. Sending hugs your way. Keep on dream on.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Tkumah I am glad I am not the only one with the day to day struggle and hope it comes out all right in the end. the voice I recieve a lot of strength from you and your hubs. Darlene Sabella you experience so much and I also am trying to share my world to those who care.Thank you all for visiting my hubs.

    • Darlene Sabella profile image

      Darlene Sabella 

      8 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

      Wow this is wonderful, the best yet...I think I must say that to you about all your poems, life is crazy and nuts and getting worse, and you are so right, awesome....

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      8 years ago from carthage ill

      terrific great hub write read thanks

    • Tkumah profile image


      8 years ago

      Oy, that is so true. I constantly battle with the issues just the same.

      That is my fear nowadays that I had taken a plastic loan bigger then me.

      And it does feel like ashes when the desire to spent goes out of control.

      I enjoyed your point of view.

      Thank you for sharing.

      It is so hard to self deprive and self discipline.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      8 years ago

      Life gets busy and there are many choices to make each day.When we need cash it is easy to charge and say I will pay it later.It doesn't take long before you can be over your head and not notice.Be smart with your money and careful when times get tough.I hope more people learn to save for a rainy day than spend it all on something they think they need.Thanks for sharing.

    • Joy56 profile image


      8 years ago

      good advice, not easy in this economic climate.


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