What Do You Say?

What Do You Say?

A Poem by Barbara Walker
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Written to one of those internet gurus, who charges $2,497.00 for his training. Name has been changed to protect the guilty. I actually sent this but, received no reply.

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Oh, Cliff,
I am bereft!
I am on a disability income,
a below poverty, paltry sum;
I want out of this financial hole,
with all of my heart, all of my soul!

Can we work something out?
I can do your training, I have no doubt!
Let me clean your home,
walk your dog, give him a bone.
Have you papers that need to be filed?
Telephone calls that need to be dialed?
Clothes to the cleaners? I'll drop them off.
Pick up medicine for your cough?
Dull shoes need a good shine?
Giving a party? I'll pick up the wine.
Do you have children? I'll babysit!
Anything, to get out of this pit!

With the money, I make from your training,
for your trouble,
I'll pay you extra, how about double?
I have the will and you have the way,
Please Cliff, what do you say?

© 2012 Barbara Walker



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My wise Grandfather told me years ago. "Sound too good to be true. Ain't true." I like the set-up and description in this poem. People do fall for lies hoping for miracles. I enjoyed the complete poem. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
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Excellently expressed in painfully honest words, the incisive wit shows through this poem with satirical finesse. Enjoyed reading this.

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I am in love with your bare-boned biting wit. Wonderful use of language. (:

Posted 5 Years Ago


awesome poem:)

Posted 5 Years Ago


It must be a IRS agent... cash and carry !!

Posted 5 Years Ago


Great write. Sorry that happened!

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Was it W.C. Fields that said, "there is a sucker born every minute." We live in a society where charlatans abound, most of them being in the political arena, but yes the bearded gurus also want their piece of the action. I think the best thing that Cliff could do for you is throw himself off a cliff. I enjoyed your tongue in cheek request.

Posted 5 Years Ago


wow, this poem speaks a modern truth, captures with a perfect sense of flow, shows just how a poet expresses the heart, excellent job.

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This is very interesting piece! I like your description and your positive flow of thoughts. It have it's message. Thanks for sharing..Keep it up :D

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1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

My wise Grandfather told me years ago. "Sound too good to be true. Ain't true." I like the set-up and description in this poem. People do fall for lies hoping for miracles. I enjoyed the complete poem. Thank you for sharing the outstanding poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

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well said. internet gurus, i havn't heard of those but they surely charge big. anyways enjoyed these and seems everybody suffer the same by these global recession, poverty and etc...

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Added on June 25, 2012
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Barbara Walker
Barbara Walker

Lake Havasu City, AZ



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I am retired from the Postal Service. I find I write poetry to help myself through difficult times and I have written many poems in response to the chronic pain I've been living with for over 30 year.. more..

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