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Earth Angel
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0 posted 09-05-2002 04:40 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Bill!  Bills!  Bills!
They're coming out my ears!
I never seem to get ahead,
I'm always in arrears!

Charge cards make it easy,
To spend more than you've got,
Before you are aware of it,
You've bought and bought and bought!

Bills, Bills!  Bills!
They are a constant dread,
Whenever I have paid them off,
I'm soon back in the red!

The deeper into debt I get,
The more I want to shop,
So I've been on a spending spree,
But this has got to stop!

Bills!  Bills!  Bills!
I wish they'd go away,
They added up so quickly,
And now I've got to pay!

So, no more plastic money,
I'm cutting up my cards,
It's cash on the barrel,
No longer will I charge!

[This message has been edited by Earth Angel (09-05-2002 06:44 PM).]

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1 posted 09-05-2002 05:35 PM       View Profile for WhiteRose   Email WhiteRose   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for WhiteRose

Okay this made me laugh Though, I suppose in reality it is a rather depressing thought. But so many of us are in the same boat, and it's sinking fast. Nice write. I really enjoyed!

The White Rose~
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of classic beauty.

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2 posted 09-05-2002 05:42 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

WhiteRose--I'm glad you enjoyed the poem!

Linda
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3 posted 09-05-2002 06:40 PM       View Profile for bsquirrel   Email bsquirrel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for bsquirrel

Linda,
You have a way of making me smile,
even when I'm not in the smiley frame of mind.

What I love about this poem is the honesty,
creativity,
and strength behind it.

It's obvious you've taken charge,
rather than made a charge.

Mike
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4 posted 09-05-2002 06:46 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Mike---To put a smile on your face, puts one on mine!

And might I add, that your other comments put a smile on my face as well!

Lotsa Laughter
Linda
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5 posted 09-05-2002 07:23 PM       View Profile for passing shadows   Email passing shadows   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for passing shadows

hehehe, welcome to America! THe land of debt! The way of life! Nice depiction of the average American.
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passing shadows---

so it's like that down there too, eh?!? Cutting up my cards really worked---until I was issued new ones! Ha! Ha!

Linda
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Yes EA,

I've been thinking about this myself lately.
We are like serfs tied to the land except they're credit cards. As long as we continue to charge we sell ourselves to the America's corporate giants. They are laughing all the way to the bank. Real freedom is time and the more we owe the less time we can call our own. The slaves built the pyrimids, and most people will be working now until they drop. Little difference. Yes, we are the most productive country in the world. Is this a good thing? Work, work, work. I think the europeans have it right, one to two months holiday, health care and a devotion to family. I think we have forgotten that the goverment is for the people and by the people and that business exists to provide goods and services for the people. When are we gonna wake up and realize that we as a culture are living to serve the corporate agenda and that this agenda is based on greed. Unfortunately, our goverment has become a tool by which corporate america controls. Sorry, you got me going.  Great poem. Love it!
SimplyGold

P.S. Cut up those cards! Kudos for you!
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SimplyGold-----Wow! That was some letter! er, reply! I love how you go on---you are a real thinker! I can feel the passion in your words. Fortunately, it was years ago when I wrote this letter!---I learned my lesson!

Linda
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9 posted 09-05-2002 09:44 PM       View Profile for Balladeer   Email Balladeer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Balladeer's Home Page   View IP for Balladeer

Hey, Linda, this is great...funny and a great rhyme!!

LOL! SOme people think that when they charge and get in debt, it's the credit card's fault...like the little piece of plastic sprout arms and legs, grabs them, and forces them to the stores where they are bludgeoned into filling their carts with junk! ...and then it's the country's fault for having the stores to shop in...everybody's fault except the person on the shopping spree. LOL! What a country!

As for me, I can resist anything but temptation
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Balladeer----Now, coming from you, that LOL was a real compliment!

Your response elicited an LOL out of me as well! I also appreciate you taking the time out from scooping poop, to read and post a reply. Ha! Ha!

Linda
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(giggles in delight) Yep, yep, yep, that's about all I ever see other than the pretty letters I get from my Joanna, which are really the only good mail that comes around here! (smiles) You speak of this thought so well, sweet friend, I love it, we all love you so much! You have such a beautiful heart, sweet Linda, thank you for sharing!



May love and light always shine upon you!

Love,
Noah Eaton

"Underneath your clothes there's an endless story..."

Shakira

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12 posted 09-05-2002 11:49 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Noah---glad you can identify---or should I say "sad" you can identify!

Linda
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Oh Linda..you ARE my ANGEL!! I really needed this laugh , although I find myself in the same boat and don't feel much like laughing tonight. Thank you. As always I am inspired and awed by your talent to make light of heavy subjects.Keep flying, we all need a few more angels. Thanks again.
Tammy
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Tammy---that was one heck of a sweet response!----let's fly together!!---the creditors won't be able to find us up in the wild blue yonder! tehe!

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15 posted 09-17-2002 01:11 PM       View Profile for suthern   Email suthern   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for suthern

ROFL... I've never been much of a shopper... but that doesn't stop those bills from finding my mailbox. LOL I enjoyed this very much, EA!
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Suthern---What a surprise it was for me to
          see this poem popped up! Thanx!
          Bills seem to be one more thing
          we poets have in common! haha

May you swim 'cross a sea of black ink!

EA
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How clever! And how sad that we can all relate!
Good writing!

BlueEyes
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Too funny (^_~) sounds like someone has a sense of humor when needed....gotta get me some o that!
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Blue Eyes---I have blue eyes too!--Something
            else we have in common besides
            bills & poetry! hehe

Have a happy day!
EA
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smitty-j----By your reply, I'd say you
            you already have a sense of
            humor!

May all the PIP poets swim 'cross a sea of black ink (Avoid the "red" sea----'cause it's better to be in the "black" than in the red!) haha

~ smiles ~
EA

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I know what ya mean....Bill Clinton, Bill Gates, Bill Shakespere, Bill collector, Dollar Bill, Duck Bill, Sy-bil....oh, never mind...you mean Sears, Phone, Utilities, Water, Gas, Bar tab etc.....great write however?

[This message has been edited by Toerag (09-17-2002 03:17 PM).]

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22 posted 09-17-2002 03:38 PM       View Profile for Auguste   Email Auguste   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Auguste's Home Page   View IP for Auguste

Linda, I can certainly relate to this one. LOL!  I have a friend that can't stop spending.  He has more than $20,000.00 charged up on only ONE of his credit cards AND he's still charging.   

Thanks for the giggle.
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Toe---hahahahahaha! Even your replies crack
      me up!---you arse so witty!-Excuse, me
      I meant to say "are" so witty!  tee-hee

EA
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24 posted 09-17-2002 04:05 PM       View Profile for Earth Angel   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Earth Angel's Home Page   View IP for Earth Angel

Auguste---Your friend has $20,000 charged on
          just one c.c.?!?****! ---and that's
          in U.S. funds! OMG (Oh, my gawd!)

From one giggle puss to another,
EA

[This message has been edited by Earth Angel (09-17-2002 04:33 PM).]

 
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