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Rice and Beans

I do not want to eat rice and beans any more
I want a new meal
I'm ready to throw this pot out the door
I'm sure I've  had my fill
Rice and beans is my poor folks food
You know when you barely have money
After four days it taste like it's already been chewed
But you smile and eat it like it's sweet honey
I wish I had a grilled burger smothered in cheese with fries on the side
Or a roasted turkey with cornbread stuffing and a side of apple pie
But instead I dread I have rice and beans to keep me fed
through the week
Black beans, red beans, pinto beans I will cook until my house starts to reek!
No more beans! No more rice! 
I need more money to buy something nice
One day I will have my steak and potatoes and my mac and cheese
But until then, no more rice and beans please!

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  1. Date: 10/17/2010 12:50:00 PM
    lol, agreed!, enjoyed your write Jamila,..P.D.

  1. Date: 10/12/2010 11:29:00 AM
    Excellent write! Hope it's not true.

  1. Date: 10/10/2010 4:00:00 PM
    Ha! I looooved reading this so much! Ah yes, too much rice and beans....the staple of poor folk indeed. I enjoyed the part were you are ready to throw the pot out the door! Haha! Good one~Chris