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Famous Make Ends Meet Poems by Famous Poets

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by Service, Robert William thing to do:
But how could I be so inhuman?
 And me a gentle-woman.

Yet I am poor as chapel mouse,
 Pinching to make ends meet,
And have to let my little house
 To buy enough to eat:
Why, even now to keep agoing
 I have to take in sewing.

Sylvester is a widowed man,
 Clerk in a hardware store;
I guess he does the best he can
 To feed his kiddies four:
It sure is hard,--don't think it funny,
 I've lately loaned him money.

I want to wipe away a tear
 Even to j...Read More

by Paterson, Andrew Barton
...ploughmen want their pay, 
And I'd like to wire the fence and sink a tank; 
But I own I'm fairly beat how I'm going to make ends meet 
With my money in a reconstructed bank. 

"It's a safe and sure investment!" But it's one I can't afford, 
For I've got to meet my bills and bay the rent, 
And the cash I had provided (so these meetings have decided) 
Shall be collared by the bank at three per cent. 

I can draw out half my money, so they tell me, from the Crown; 
But ...Read More

by Cavafy, Constantine P
All three harm Syria equally.

But, a ruined man, why is it my fault.
Wretched man, I am trying to make ends meet.
The almighty gods should have provided
and created a fourth, good man.
Gladly would I have joined him....Read More

by Service, Robert William
 Oh no, I'm not.

I know he goes to work each day
 With flagging feet.
'Tis hard, even with decent pay,
 To make ends meet.
But when my sterile home I see,
 So smugly prim,
Although my banker bows to me,
 I envy Tim....Read More

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