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The Wolf at the Door

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The Wolf at the Door

Kruger Rands and investments galore 
Very expensive pension plan bought
An impressive portfolio thus wrought 
This all to keep the wolf from the door

Penny pinching and just scraping by
School fees paid and bond payments met
Over our taxes due we often fret
“Cry wolf”, told when inflation we decry

Too old to work, too young to retire
Inflation has halved my daily bread
Not a nickel to spare for a spread
Bank manager, wolf in sheep’s attire

So, when Wolf comes knocking at the door
Twelve bore’s loaded, we’re the new splinter
The stew should see us through the winter
Wolf at the door is a typical boor

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  1. Date: 1/24/2013 1:52:00 PM

    Many are feeling the pinch. Medical bills have been our biggest wrought this year. Great poem that convey how most of us are living. Warm Smiles and Best wishes for a better 2013. Connie

  1. Date: 1/24/2013 10:52:00 AM

    Loved it! Very good.

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 5:52:00 PM

    The 'system' is cruel... Terry (nice poem)

  1. Date: 1/23/2013 4:47:00 PM

    I think many today will relate to THIS one. I sure do, Suz. A wolf indeed. And a jackal.

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards Date: 1/23/2013 11:25:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    ;-)
  1. Date: 1/23/2013 12:17:00 PM

    Interesting write!