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You Want a Nice House

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You Want a Nice House

You want a nice house
You want a nice car
Big line of credit
Paycheck wont go far

Heated pool with slide
Cell phone with bluetooth device
Laptop TV with webcam
Recliner that goes to Mars
Just put it all on a charge card
Or advance on home equity
I want to be a star

Twenty minutes of mirror fame dies
Every part of your wallet is miles dry
Gotta go back to work serving the pool cleaner
No chance to enjoy that pool deck either

I've listened to you talk for the last 1800 second
From the materialism I'm glad I've grown independent
Life is too short and there's too many like you
Lowered the credit in the world, 
Who's sweating bullets to pay bills?
Yep, this girl
All you do is moan and grown
Get what comes around
Better to die poor than alone

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  1. Date: 3/21/2013 9:03:00 PM
    Your fame is growing I see, and well deserved. I do think with your rhyme and material, you put a twist on things. Judging from comments I haven't been a good rocket scientist lol. Great Work Sharon!

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 4:14:00 AM
    Economics and poetry.... Who woulda thought..... Nice job. You are a most interesting writer..... Will drop in occasionally. ....... Jake

  1. Date: 3/17/2013 12:34:00 AM
    I like your idea, and the simple language that you use to resonate the essence of life in America. It would be good if more people would start writing about these issues and values so that the younger generation will start living normal lives and be contented with what they have. I like the last line,"better to die poor than alone"

    Morken Avatar Sharon Morken
    Date: 3/17/2013 3:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you! I wish there was more classroom education early on for this stuff. Balancing budgets, etc. Not rocket science, but it's important :)
  1. Date: 3/16/2013 10:59:00 PM
    life is short indeed better poor and happy than rich and sad

    Morken Avatar Sharon Morken
    Date: 3/17/2013 3:35:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yep :) Thank you for reading! Cheers, Sharon