"I am hearing poetry when awake, dreaming poetry when asleep, breathing poetry with each breath, I am living in a poem."

Thursday, December 16, 2010

I Held A Lottery

I held a lottery and my creditors won
Their hand plucking my earnings
Before the ink was dry on my check

I live in the land of plenty
Where it takes plenty to live
My cost of living beyond
The green coming through my door

My selfish heart does not want
To live a simpler life
I would rather stress about
Trying to have it all

Telephones, televisions, gadgets galore
A new car, new boat, new house
A gardener, a maid, a psychiatrist
All paid for with plastic money

Exhausted I eat I sleep I work
A rat race I keep running
Trying to earn enough money
To hold another lottery
Already knowing who will win

©Susie Clevenger 2010


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