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They crawl out of the woodwork Shedding lots of crocodile tears Grieving for an ancient relative They’ve not visited for many years ‘Auntie Annie’ is barely warm But now you see the relations swarm Waiting for the will to be read They rub their hands with glee Hoping they will be left Lots of lovely money ‘Grieving relatives’ is rubbish!! Some are taking the mick …. These mercenary vultures simply make me sick! 28th January 2017

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Date: 2/5/2017 3:39:00 PM
Brilliant write.
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 2/5/2017 3:45:00 PM
Thanks Elizabeth sadly quite a few people can relate to this :-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/30/2017 4:02:00 PM
Such a cool poem, Jan. The biting wit of truth is snappingly on point. This is a 7 and a fave. Sweet double combo to you for offering up this delicious treat. Great poem. L & P ~ always.
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Date: 1/30/2017 4:07:00 PM
Thanks for the comment and the fave :-) I think this poem touches a nerve with its theme!:-) hugs jan xx
Date: 1/28/2017 4:05:00 PM
- Crocodile tears ... and greed ... makes me sick - A great poem, with truth Jan - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 1/29/2017 10:19:00 AM
Thanks Anne Lise sadly there are people who can relate to it first hand:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 1/28/2017 1:31:00 PM
Ah, family love...until somebody bites the dust...then, "show me the money!" lol...great write Jan...god bless...^WW^
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Date: 1/29/2017 10:19:00 AM
exactly ^WW^ its sad they crawl out the woodwork:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 1/28/2017 1:01:00 PM
It's a fact and sad. Money is their god.
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Date: 1/29/2017 10:21:00 AM
it is sad:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/28/2017 12:49:00 PM
Oh, Jan, I'm glad this has never happened in my family. Funerals should unite families in times of loss, not serve as preludes to inheritances. Poignant and powerful writing! Hugs, Carolyn
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Date: 1/29/2017 10:21:00 AM
Just be thankful Carolyn and hope you are never involved with it in the future:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/28/2017 12:22:00 PM
I have cousins that disowned the family after my grandmother died thinking a fortune was taken from them...I got a Hummel that my gram thought looked like me and it made me happy.
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Date: 1/29/2017 10:23:00 AM
Its sad Tim it tears families apart and its all down to greed:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 1/28/2017 12:09:00 PM
and I know you deal with one personally!! So your humor is very natural in this case and I love it.
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Date: 1/28/2017 12:15:00 PM
Hope it never happens in your family:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/28/2017 11:10:00 AM
Grampa was silly, but lots of fun//spent all his money, until he was done//With a twinkling eye//he'd say, "When I die//let it be a sad, sad day...for EVERYONE" (or something to that effect;-) Huggerdooskies ~ john. ps. I don't think I'm in anyone's will, but I'm probably in their "won't." ;-0
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Date: 1/28/2017 11:52:00 AM
Ha ha ha great one John:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/28/2017 10:08:00 AM
These vultures of fortunes are all over the world, always trying to take advantage of people they never really cared for! A huge seven dearest, Jan!
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JAN ALLISON
Date: 1/28/2017 11:53:00 AM
Vultures is the word for them!:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/28/2017 10:07:00 AM
Hi Jan, Money can make a loving family become enemies real fast. So glad that I don't have no rich aunt, that I know of any way- Alexis
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Date: 1/28/2017 11:54:00 AM
I've lived through it Alexis it is a horrid experience:-( hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/28/2017 8:12:00 AM
Very well said when a love one passess they all seem to come out . Why? When they never were around.
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Date: 1/28/2017 8:32:00 AM
I said to hubby no flowers at my funeral if they cant buy me them when I;m alive they are no darn used to me when I'm dead lol:-) hugs Jan xx
Date: 1/28/2017 8:06:00 AM
So true Jan, they swoop in like vultures.. it's on greed that they feed..
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Date: 1/28/2017 8:30:00 AM
It's so sad to see Jospeh but you hear of it happening all too often:-( hugs jan xx
Date: 1/28/2017 8:03:00 AM
Warm and fuzzy folks for any time of need, or so it sounds. I think I may be related...
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Date: 1/28/2017 8:29:00 AM
I used to work in an insurance office and people would come in with 'penny policies' and be so disappointed when they got just a few pounds or even worse find out the policy had been cashed in before it matured!:-( hugs Jan xx