A Nickel and a Dime
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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• El Paso, Texas
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.
• Riga, Latvia
Loved this poem. That brings me back to praying for something and it reminded me of this song by Janice Joplin