A Nickel and a Dime

@nanette64 (17711)
Fairfield, Texas
January 30, 2018 12:00pm CST
After reading @Corbin5 post about 'Ten Cents a Dance', my goofy, poetic brain went into ding-a-ling mode. Here's a poem. A nickel earned is a dime spent; does that make any 'cents'? We work so hard for every penny earned; to in the end, just get burned. Work hard, play hard; work, work; and at 65, there are no perks. Save that nickel or that dime; before you run out of time. That Porche or Mazerati will remain a dream; unless you win the lottery and redeem. Food for some is where it's at; a nickel or dime won't get you that.
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@Corbin5 (109662)
• United States
30 Jan
Very well done, my friend. Glad those taxi dancers inspired your poetic brain!!! Some good advice in that poem of yours!!
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@nanette64 (17711)
• Fairfield, Texas
30 Jan
Thank you Sugar Bear. I don't know why this stuff comes at me out of the blue @Corbin5 .
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@Corbin5 (109662)
• United States
30 Jan
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@rebelann (42001)
• El Paso, Texas
31 Jan
Yep, and watch out for the ripoffs.
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@nanette64 (17711)
• Fairfield, Texas
1 Feb
That's why most of my shopping is at the Dollar Stores @rebelann .
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@rebelann (42001)
• El Paso, Texas
1 Feb
I usually only buy food @nanette64 once a year I get contacts and a pair of shoes but I can't wear the cheap ones cuz then I'd have back trouble. When clothes either shrink (I know I'm not gaining weight ) or wear out something I have to decide if I want to replace that item, I did that last year so this year won't be as spensive.
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@nanette64 (17711)
• Fairfield, Texas
2 Feb
@rebelann Yeah, since I went from a size 12 do a size 8; none of my clothes fit.
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Feb
Well done!
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@nanette64 (17711)
• Fairfield, Texas
1 Feb
Thank you Valerie @just4him .
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@just4him (120557)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
1 Feb
@nanette64 You're welcome.
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@Courtlynn (65081)
• United States
30 Jan
Loved this. Great job
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@nanette64 (17711)
• Fairfield, Texas
30 Jan
Thank you @Courtlynn . These things hit me like a brick in the back of the head.
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@Courtlynn (65081)
• United States
30 Jan
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@Tampa_girl7 (25868)
• United States
1 Feb
I thought of @Corbin5 too, as I wrote my discussion this morning
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@nanette64 (17711)
• Fairfield, Texas
1 Feb
• Trinidad And Tobago
31 Jan
Very apt. You are very talented! Were you referring to myLot by any chance?
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@nanette64 (17711)
• Fairfield, Texas
31 Jan
Thank you @Gita17112016 and how did you guess?
@jaboUK (54507)
• United Kingdom
30 Jan
Great, I especially liked the first verse and your 'cents'. Personally I never dreamed of Porches or Mazeratis, I just dreamed of horses
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@nanette64 (17711)
• Fairfield, Texas
1 Feb
That is one thing that I can say that I did have @jaboUK was horses. Had to sell them though to get me out of jail back when.
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@RasmaSandra (18420)
• Daytona Beach, Florida
30 Jan
Loved this poem. That brings me back to praying for something and it reminded me of this song by Janice Joplin
Famous song from Janis Joplin Her voice was brilliant RIP Janis Lyrics: Oh lord won't you buy me a Mercedes Benz. My friends all drive porsches, I must make ...
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@nanette64 (17711)
• Fairfield, Texas
1 Feb
I had forgotten all about that song @RasmaSandra but yeah, that was a perfect fit.
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@Kandae11 (38717)
30 Jan
Very nice.
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@nanette64 (17711)
• Fairfield, Texas
30 Jan
Thank you @Kandae11 . I have 45 pennies saved up.
@TheHorse (67105)
• Pleasant Hill, California
1 Feb
I wonder what my monthly payments would be if I "finance" my MyLot Porsche out through 2717.