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A Mix-Up on Payday

A Mix-Up on Payday

By Elton Camp

Get acquainted with Senator Rich
To control spending he does itch

Changing Social Security is his way
“It’s far too expensive,” he does say

Especially the cost of living increase
The senator would like to have cease

The elderly folks he’s willing to frighten
“Your belts you’re going to have to tighten.”

He doesn’t hesitate at all them to tell
They make enough to live right well

One day he was found at his desk dead
Before him lay the thing he had just read

A social security check replaced his pay
Though an error, he died of shock that day

For his heart stopped & he hit the deck
Seeing what he thought was his paycheck

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  1. Date: 12/9/2012 11:55:00 AM
    Poetic justice! Enjoyed your poem.

    Camp Avatar Elton Camp
    Date: 12/9/2012 5:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Folks who depend largely or even entirely on Social Security have a hard time getting by. They don't need to be caused further anxiety by politicians. Elton