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Well, now that I am registered officially,
into the ranks of those who search and dig,
for gold, and paper that's done and serialized,
or plastic that buys the pleasures on high,
I might as well sit down and think hard,
about all that I will buy with gold and paper,
serialized and plastic that shines,

First a bouquet for mama to say 'thank you'.
and wish her sunshine and rainbows too,
and not sun to scorch her chocolate skin,
but rainbows to herald goodwill and peace.

Then I might try to buy a voice, as loud as,
can be to join all the others that sound,
and call for what a child needs to grow and sing,
the time to play, learn and be loved, more time.

Most of all, I'll ask not to buy this one, it is priceless,
true friends to love now, forever and always, eternally
not perfect because I am far from the best,
but whose love, like mine, does not need justification.

So you see, what I want needs just a penny to buy,
and what I need wants no money to purchase,
so why the hassle to wear a veil and deceit,
to go down the vents, with spade and pans.

And now I will pay the price it will take
to be unregistered officially from the ranks,
of those who dig and search, for gold and paper,
maybe plastic that shines and buys,
and if you want and care, here I offer,
my friendship with no charge, no price tag.

Copyright © Juliet Maruru

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  1. Date: 2/15/2013 4:20:00 AM
    A clever piece!

  1. Date: 1/13/2009 6:27:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win, dear Juliet. Lainie

  1. Date: 1/7/2009 4:50:00 PM
    Love the last line. Much to ponder in your words. Congratulations on being chosen as one of the contest winners. I wish you continued success with your writing. Karen

  1. Date: 1/6/2009 7:48:00 PM
    Congratulations Julie! God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 1/5/2009 5:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on being a finalist and having your poetry featured. Love Carol

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 2:49:00 PM
    Great job, Juliet. Well deserved poem to make it to the finals. Congratulations on this and the featured page this week!! ~Carrie

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 9:39:00 AM
    Juliet - Seems to me like a double congratulations is in order – A Finalist and a featured poem – Great Job – God Bless, MJ

  1. Date: 1/4/2009 6:35:00 AM
    Congrats on your win in the PS contest! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/30/2008 7:14:00 AM
    Juliet - Congratulations on your poem making Round One of the PSoup poetry contest! Wishing you all the best in the finals and have a Happy Holiday season. Peace always, John

  1. Date: 11/12/2008 4:36:00 AM
    Congratulations on your poetry making it through the first round. Good luck in the finals. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 11/11/2008 8:29:00 AM
    Congrats on making it through to the first round! Good luck in the finals! Love, Shar

  1. Date: 11/4/2008 11:37:00 PM
    Juliet - Congrats on your poetry making it through to the next round – Great Job & God Bless