First of the Month

First of the Month

A Poem by ksscampos
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paycheck to paycheck.

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First of the Month

It comes crawling in

 Attempting to go unseen

It catches you by surprise

No time to realize

When it all falls through

 

It’s the first of the month

And the rent is due!

 

You take a deep breath

When you look at the paycheck

Your world crashes down

 

There is not enough in the account!

 

Anxiety and despair rush in

And you freeze

 

A sense of worthlessness

Drowns your smile

 

It’s the first of the month

Where is the money?

They want it at once

The feeling of uncertainty

Tumbles up in your gut

 

You feel small

 

Your mind is restless

You contemplate

 

In a cry for help you go to the bank

Your card is denied

There is no gas in the tank

 

You worked so hard

Trying to make ends meet

Disappointment sits in

 

Can’t even buy food to eat

 

It all piles up

You’re not sure what to do

 

It’s the first of the month

And your rent is due!

© 2014 ksscampos


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I have experienced this at times, but with my family I always have someone willing to lend a hand to help so never to the point that it gets to bad. It is easier on me because I always get money on the first though.
Good Job.

Sincerely, Malister Mikey

Posted 5 Years Ago


Very sad situation if you are in this situation. Well written, it's not my kind of subject but I can enjoy it.

Posted 5 Years Ago


ksscampos

5 Years Ago

Thank you for reading. Struggles in our daily lives, things that makes us stronger..
I enjoyed this, thank you for sharing. :)

Posted 5 Years Ago


ksscampos

5 Years Ago

thank you for reading
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Well..must say quite a witty topic chosen! Good one! It's got witty humor, a bizarre grief and amazing vocabulary! :D Keep going!

Posted 5 Years Ago


ksscampos

5 Years Ago

Thanks for the feedback. And for taking time to read
Karen Johnson

5 Years Ago

Your welcome dear :)
Nice write. Must be an improvision forsure
Natural n' something with a majority can relate to.
thanks for sharing

Posted 5 Years Ago


ksscampos

5 Years Ago

Thanks for reading..
Very true and relatable. You nailed it on.the head. Excellent...:).....

Posted 5 Years Ago


ksscampos

5 Years Ago

Thank you Sami
Sami Khalil

5 Years Ago

You are welcome....:)........
damn did you write this for me lol

Posted 5 Years Ago


ksscampos

5 Years Ago

Lol.. guess we're all on the same boat.. oh wait, I can't afford a boat..
 wordman

5 Years Ago

yeah,but it`s got a hole in it
nice poem i enjoyed reading it

Posted 5 Years Ago


ksscampos

5 Years Ago

Thank you.
You are not alone my friend. Living pay check to pay check is not fun. I like how you expressed what most of us worry about as the first of the month begins to near.



Posted 5 Years Ago


ksscampos

5 Years Ago

Than you for reading and for the feedback.
I admit.. the title immediately made me think of this song.. lol (I'm weird I know)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PArF9k2SbQk

down here it is a running joke that everyone is at the store cuz it is the first of the month.. those food stamps and child support checks have arrived.. this piece describes the other side of that dilemma.. work hard all month to find out that not only did you just get paid, but it wasn't enough to cover those responsibilities.. bouncing checks.. card denied.. cupboards empty.. thinking about surviving and continue working to fall further into that hole.. not a good feeling.. a good number of people do "survive paycheck to paycheck".. shuffling bills, prioritizing what can wait, what has to be paid, what you can do without, how you are going to manage.. unfortunately one that a lot of us can relate to.. that disappointment a heavy weight that seems to get more intense and heavier... good dose of raw reality that many of us know all too well.. good job.. love the flow, construction, and examples used in this one:)

Posted 5 Years Ago



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