Tag: money

Spending Money on Show and Tell

Spending Money on Show and Tell

They never advertise
So you realize
That you can wait
To work it in your budget.
They’d rather you complicate
Your budget and fudge it.

But while your mentally defending
The purchase in your mind,
That wasn’t supposed to be
More than you typically
Would end up spending
On something of this kind.

They advertise that TV
Or whatever deal you see,
That’s now at a discount
And it’s only “X” amount.

And at that price, “you deserve it,”
So you might as well
Buy it and preserve it
For show and tell.

Play Money

Play Money

My son asked for some money
Pretend though it might be,
He thought that it was funny
When I suggested he

Pretend to earn his pay,
Play with money that he’s made.
“If that’s the game you want to play
Go work and then get paid.”

My bank changed its name

My bank changed its name

One day they’ll make bank signs cheaper
like Halloween USA.
A temporary keeper
Of the name they picked that day

They’ll stretch their flimsy banner
Across the stonework on the lawn
And call the formal manor
A name that will be gone

By the time I order checks
And see that they’ve arrived.
I bet they’ll have the next
New name that they’ve contrived.



I notice new windows on a house and wonder how much they paid
The cost of a new roof too, I wish could be relayed
Through the end product prominently displayed.

Landscaping, The flowerbed’s they’ve made
While my grass remains grubbily grayed.
One neighbor’s out there hand trimming each blade.

I pander blessings misconveyed
Sitting in my porch’s shade
And wonder when the green will fade.

This vehicle will truly get me far

This vehicle will truly get me far,
Though I sputter down the Franciscan Way.
I still remember when I bought my car.

Car payments and I would no longer spar,
Instead I pay myself and now can say
This vehicle will truly get me far.

This vehicle is one that’s more on par
With one who lives like no one else today.
I still remember when I bought my car

Opportunity knocked this door ajar
So I went and stood inside the doorway.
This vehicle will truly get me far.

I’ll drive a beater then I’ll raise the bar
and buy something that’s less work and more play.
I still remember when I bought my car

It was a choice that some viewed as bizarre.
This turning point’s recalled as I relay
This vehicle will truly get me far
I still remember when I bought my car.