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Paying With Cash

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Paying With Cash

At 5 a.m. he's on the job
I kiss him goodbye with a smile and a hug
Our marriage is heaven, he loves me so much
He gives "unconditional" new meaning for us

I maxed out the charge cards and put us in debt
He reminds me I'm perfect without getting upset
You can do no wrong, he says with a smile
My love is lifelong; we'll live it in style

No matter what happens, you're my number one
I'll love you forever, my darling, my hun
He makes enough money for a comfortable life
Yet, there's never enough because I'm his wife

I gave up the drinking intending to change
But truth all be told, it was just an exchange
The shopping addiction was waiting for me
To have and to use at Walmart til 3 (a.m.)

I hid all the bags in the trunk of my car
The guilt and the shame, what I'm feeling so far
Somehow disappeared without leaving a trace
Of remorse or repentance, I'm such a disgrace

His trust is misplaced, love taken for granted
I have to become his shiksa enchanted.
Last week all the charge cards were paid off with credit
I put them away and switched over to debit.

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  1. Date: 4/20/2009 12:32:00 AM
    A cycle that's hard to break...Raul

  1. Date: 10/2/2008 2:24:00 PM
    Truth is told by the hearts repentance, there are no lies with loves exceptance. Right and wrong we are not perfect, but be humble in it and try perfect it. I loved this read, it is in each of us to point out our errors, if we cant start with ourselves then theres no point in finishing it for others. Blessed be. Bellantony

  1. Date: 9/7/2008 6:10:00 AM
    Started out good then i was down right discusted until the last line. try to keep what you have. feelings do change. especially for the unrepentant. but over all i liked the flow of this piece very much. JHL

  1. Date: 8/10/2008 4:49:00 AM
    Good luck! It will take a tremendous amount of determination to break the cycle. I know. I'm guilty, moreso than my better half. God Bless. Vince

  1. Date: 8/8/2008 1:07:00 PM
    the last line says it all. those credit cards can be murder. sounds like you have the love you want, if you can get through what you have been through up to now, that is a start. it was a great piece of poetry.