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Foreclosue

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Foreclosue

I sit here with notice in hand
I must get out the Bank demands

I've paid for almost twenty years
today fullfills my greatest fears

I'm forced to go out on the street
the Bank won't miss a single beat

It's not only this loss that makes me sad
I feel like a failure as a dad

The bills have piled so very high
The more they come the more I try

This burden is so very great
They didn't explain the mortgage rate

They said remortgage pay some debt
The rate variable was not set

Before I knew it rates went up so high
I asked the reason they wouldn't tell me why 

Time is short I have to leave in a week
With little money an apartment to seek

Yet somehow determined to find a way
So I can find a home where we can stay

For: Judy Konos's
Home Forclosure Contest

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  1. Date: 8/1/2013 12:41:00 AM
    Many congratulations Richard xx

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 3:52:00 PM
    Thank You for entering my contest! Good one Richard!

  1. Date: 7/31/2013 8:27:00 AM
    Nicely done Richard. Well rhymed with good flow and easy to understand. I also feel the pain, suffering, embarrassment and confusion of the narrator - but, also his resolve in the end. I hope this is a fictional account for you - but, alas, a true story for so many others. Congrats on your win.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/1/2013 6:54:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joe
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 8:11:00 PM
    It is sad but it is a common happening you describe it well here, congratulations dear Richard xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 8/1/2013 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rose
  1. Date: 7/30/2013 7:17:00 PM
    Congratulations Rick, a number 1 for you and deserved for such a great write. Take care. Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/30/2013 7:19:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Wow your fast Richard, I didn't know that I won.. Thanks for being first!
  1. Date: 7/17/2013 3:04:00 AM
    Hi Richard....this is very sad. I know you had to go into your store of imagination to identify, but you did well with those who suffer financially....The ending is a strong statement of a man's determination to provide for his family. Lovely...Got to ask you something...soup mail

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/17/2013 6:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi Eileen, I responded.
  1. Date: 7/15/2013 5:49:00 PM
    This stands to remind us of the world we're living in today Rick. Good luck in the contest. Take care, Richard

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/17/2013 6:51:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Richard
  1. Date: 7/14/2013 9:11:00 AM
    A true reflection of many peoples circumstance in this entry Richard; i do get exasperated at the whole situation...'still' so long as some people are regarded as inferior, it should all be O K..? anyways hope this is a winner

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/17/2013 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joe
  1. Date: 7/13/2013 5:59:00 PM
    Sadly this is so true for many. You've conveyed a reality extremely well in your couplet. A great entry for Judy's contest. Warm Smiles, Connie

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/17/2013 6:52:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Connie.
  1. Date: 7/13/2013 2:11:00 PM
    Great job for a sad subject Richard...many heroes still find a way....to be strong

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/13/2013 5:47:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Donna
  1. Date: 7/13/2013 5:59:00 AM
    Many have been in this situation in the last few years..Sad what has happened to economy in the US and seemingly the world..Great work about the topic..Reads like winning material to me.Sara

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/13/2013 6:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Sarah you are most kind.
  1. Date: 7/13/2013 5:28:00 AM
    'Foreclosure' sadly a reality for so many out there. Well written couplet on relevant topic. Good luck for the competition.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/13/2013 6:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Kim.
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 12:28:00 PM
    so well addressed with a sense of melancholy yet beautifully done, rick!..:) huggs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/12/2013 2:39:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Nette, I made a few minor changes and added a verse.
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 12:24:00 PM
    This has happened to a few in my family. It's so heartbreaking. Kudos to you for writing so well on a very challenging topic matter.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/12/2013 2:40:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    this unfortunately is a sad reallity for many. Sorry this hit so close to home, no pun intended.
  1. Date: 7/12/2013 12:03:00 PM
    Good writing with great rhyming. A very sad story.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 7/12/2013 2:41:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Robert.