A Place of My Own

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Humor  |  House: Booksie Classic

With a odd humor added, one person's quest to buy a home.

I was told, “Get the smallest place

In the most expensive neighborhood.”

I saw the advantage in doing that

And decided, that was good.


Then they said, “Be on level ground,

You want nothing built on a slope!”

So I took that, too, as Gospel words,

This added to my faith and hope.


Then they said, “For safety’s sake

Find a Gated Community." 

That sounded right, in all respects,

A gated place was the place for me.


So I tried my hand at many professions

While saving my Nickels and my Dimes.

And I took advantage of financial thought

At opportunistic times.


Stocks, bonds, and derivatives

Seemed to be the place for me,

The thrill of the hunt, and to be blunt,

I could do business --- in obscurity. 



I did get a place to call my own

And it's everything, that it should be.

But I’m not happy, it's still too small,

This cell --- in the Penitentiary.



D. Thurmond / JEF  Orig. 11-20-2015

Rewrite: 03-29-2019

Submitted: November 21, 2015

© Copyright 2020 D. Thurmond aka JEF. All rights reserved.

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