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Elimination of Stress and Strife in My Life

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Elimination of Stress and Strife in My Life

Broke the Rules...
Left some clues...
I'm a fool...
Living in a cesspool...


I hear the economy is bad...

And getting worse each day...

Although it hasn't affected me in any way..

I can even keep kosher if I choose..

So what do I have to lose ?...

I get three meals a day..

And sometimes a snack...

Clean clothes everyday I put on my back..

Excercise is a daily routine..

that I choose to do ..and it keeps me lean..

My quarters are small..but after all..

We have a room with a big color TV...

And a place for family and friends who visit me...

Healthcare ? not a problem you see..

As I don't pay for insurance like thee...

Problem with teeth...rectified

Education, Degree, I can even be Certified..

Because unlike you, who lives outside..

You need to work to survive...

Now I'm a part of the system you see..

And have it much easier than any of thee..

I broke the law and now pay the price...

But I'm still better off than your lousy life...

And when I'm released, I will qualify for...

Medicaid, Medicare and even more...

So you may have done it different than me...

But in "old age ", we're equal you see...




















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  1. Date: 12/1/2013 10:57:00 AM

    Cleverly written and surprising end. I liked it. Good job. Allan

    force Avatar kj force Date: 12/1/2013 2:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Thank you for reading and commenting Allen...glad you liked ...
  1. Date: 11/24/2013 10:28:00 AM

    hahaha. I sure could do with a bit of living in the cesspool (lol) on others' expense. You're a stunning poetess, my friend. Licia :-)

    force Avatar kj force Date: 11/24/2013 3:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    delysia...thank you for all your lovely comments on my work..by the way I wrote this after reading a news article regarding ALL the " rights " that are now being given in prisons,,due to " my civil rights "..also a fashion featured article that stated " stripes " are in this season..
  1. Date: 10/22/2013 7:58:00 PM

    Interesting work! Gottah read some more of you! Always, Laura

    force Avatar kj force Date: 10/22/2013 8:07:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    thanks Laura..hope you enjoy the rest of my writes..look forward to your comments...
  1. Date: 10/21/2013 8:34:00 PM

    KJ, you floor me. If I didn't know better I think you were locked up somewhere and figured out how to get three squares and bed. Bless you. Let society take care of you. It ain't worth it on the outside! !Kilmer

    Kilmer Avatar Stephen Kilmer Date: 10/21/2013 9:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Yep I get it. Been in the loonie bin a couple of time. People like me just are quite right. Or at least that what the other half thinks. I'm ok now. I just right bad poetry1 HA! ~Kilmer
    force Avatar kj force Date: 10/21/2013 8:44:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    So glad you enjoyed..I got the idea after reading a newspaper article about prisons..So many things the world today are " asp backwards " get it ? Thanks for the visit and comment.