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Rat Race-Work in progress

Parents control what their kids are taught
It's not a matter of them wanting to or not
Go to school and get a job
That's how people pay bills on these blocks

Get married and have a kid
That's what everyone I knew did
While working full time
Stressing and counting every dime

Vacations on credit cards
Outfits for sports and leotards
Payments for the SUV or Chevy Malibu
Could live in a smaller house
Status would be demoted it you moved

Taco Tuesdays cause Mondays are crazy
Wed thru Fridays insane so weekends are lazy
Exercise? When I have the chance
I'll want to when I can't fit these pants
Why am I overweight and tired?
Cause I'm working overtime so I don't get fired
Cycle goes round and round
Not forever though,
In 30 years I'll retire.....? 
This is a work in progress.

Copyright © Sharon Morken | Year Posted 2016


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  1. Date: 8/21/2016 6:51:00 AM

    Great write like Jan said. Not my idea of existence...Never was I guess. Best regards, Sharon. :) john P.s Sevens all round!
  1. Date: 6/6/2016 8:58:00 AM

    Sad reality for many Sharon - great write:-) hugs Jan xx
  1. Date: 6/5/2016 7:34:00 PM

    Hey, you been around a while. Your poem is the reality of modern life for most
  1. Date: 6/5/2016 3:45:00 PM

    So true Sharon, I know a lot of people who are just living paycheck to paycheck just to make ends meet. Nice, realistic poem, hang in there and God Bless!:)
  1. Date: 6/5/2016 1:45:00 PM

    Well said and well written...