Trouble in Paradox
By Mark Edgemon

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Trouble in Paradox
By Mark Edgemon

Foreclosure should not happen to someone four times in one's life.
For closure, one needs a lift of inspiration; an ending of some sort.
Beauty is free, but it will cost you dear, my dear.
Payments in arrears means you take it in the rear.
Buying things you really don't want; tarnish and collecting dust,
Things which fade with time. Time payments on monthly intervals,
Means it's always that time of the month; vicious cyclist.
Trying to get to a safe place, knowing the safe back home is empty of valuables.
I wonder if Rome fell in this way as I partake of a singular bag of ramen noodles.
The only thing one can afford when the woman of your dreams
Has spent you into a nightmare, is pitying oneself all over the empty, bare floor.
A woman scorns on credit. Being broke to a broken man is one more log on the fire.
When I asked for money, suddenly fell pennies from heaven; a bag hitting me on the head.
Penny for your thoughts? Concussion; after being conned I've been cussin' ever since.
The woman of my fancy turned out to desire even fancier things,
Leaving me only with burn marks on my bottom when the money was gone.
But I'll have the last laugh when I get out of this hospital for fools
And after I pay off this thirty year debt...I'll shoot myself.
 
Ha, ha! That'll show her!
 
The End

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