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Scary Retirement Prospects

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Scary Retirement Prospects

Scary Retirement Prospects

By Elton Camp

The working people of today have legitimate fears
Of being unable to retire and enjoy Golden Years
For a long time, when folks got to be old and gray
They could expect a pension from funds put away

If there are still jobs that have benefits like that,
They’ll soon be gone in an economy that is flat
If a Social Security check is all that they’ve got,
Will find beyond bare existence it won’t do a lot

The house needs repair and things break down
The money needed to pay for them isn’t around
So, will they have to sit on their porch and stare
Or to help them, will there be anyone to care?

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  1. Date: 3/28/2011 4:04:00 PM
    That does srare me even at the age of 45.. good write my friend..