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Another Fifty Cents

Another day, another “fifty cents”
We used to say “another dollar”
But this is the year two thousand twelve
At current prices, you wanna holler

It's the age of out of control spending
We're lucky to survive every month
Where it's all heading is anybody's guess
We need to save up a whole big bunch

Save for the future, I know it's hard
But money you can put away now
Will seem like money straight from heaven
When you no longer can push a plough

I may be an alarmist, you could be right
But it's a matter of survival for me
Before long, it's five minutes to midnight
So be prepared as you possibly can be

Another day, another “fifty cents”
Have you checked out the price of eggs?
We're lucky to rub two pennies together
Except for what we get when we beg!

© Jack Ellison 2012

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  1. Date: 11/19/2012 1:43:00 PM
    Many save all their lives then try to live off the interest... The return is destroying sooo many...and inflation... Retirements don't get yearly raises. OUCH!

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/20/2012 2:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    What seemed like a enough many years earlier, all of a sudden, seems to fall short of expectations! And the beat goes on... hugs and hppy thoughts, Jack
  1. Date: 11/18/2012 1:17:00 PM
    Another good one Jack and if you have a spare 50 cents can you send it my way xx

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/18/2012 1:22:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Are you serious... a spare 50 cents??? I guess from my reply, you may guess the answer would be 'no"! LOL
  1. Date: 11/18/2012 6:58:00 AM
    Funny but sad at the same time. With intrest rates at historic lows people should be taking advantage of paying off debt. Instead they keep piling it on. Even if we have rates increase by 1 percent many people will be under water.

    Ellison Avatar Jack Ellison
    Date: 11/18/2012 7:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So right my friend! Trying my best to clean up my act... almost there, barring anything major happening! Good luck in your endeavours, Jack