Bills, Bills, Bills...

Songbird B By Songbird B, 25th Jul 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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We are in the middle of an Economic Crisis...The average man in the street is struggling to keep his home and family together, and still the Bills mount up...Something has to change...

Bills, Bills, Bills...The Edge Of Despair...


Dark days ahead, you hear them cry..
Recession still keeps biting...
You look at the bills now piling up..
for Water, Gas, and Lighting..
And now the boss says, 'Sorry lads,
we have to cut your hours...
We have to give you flexi-time..
so says the ones in power..
'

And as you stand there, wondering,
as to how to pay the bills..
How can you even stay afloat...?
Hope crushed, despair now spills..
How did it all come down to this..
This struggle for survival..?
The average man in the average street,
to get work, becomes a rival..

It all comes down to greed they said..
The Fat Cats who have plenty,
who broke the backs of the common man,
left him a husk, now empty..
And yet those bills, keep piling up..
Won't they just leave him alone...?
Where will it end? When there's No jobs,
No hope, No choice, No home...?

Something really has to change..
To turn this mess around...
To cease the greed, to share the need,
a solution must be found.
'Cos we're heading into dire straits,
as man has had his fill..
And is drowning under endless debts,
by the demand of Bills, Bills, Bills..



Photo Credit; Salvatore Vuono freedigitalphotos.net

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Bills, Change, Debt, Despair, Drowning, Financial Crisis, Financial Problems, Flexi-Time, Greed, Husk, Jobs, Money, Recession, Solution, Songbird B, Survival, Surviving, Working Man, Worry

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author avatar Songbird B
Hi there! I am Songbird B, and I am a semi-pro female Jazz vocalist. I have a huge passion for Jazz music, and I love writing Poetry, which I have done all my life. I am very Spiritual in my beliefs, and love Photography, Music and Garden Design....I...(more)

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author avatar D in The Darling
26th Jul 2011 (#)

It's like some form of therapy. Thanks for providing this to us. We really needed to hear this.

You're a life saver.

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author avatar Neha Dwivedi
26th Jul 2011 (#)

great poetry on the rising rates and recession ...thanks lot for sharing...

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author avatar Delicia Powers
26th Jul 2011 (#)

powerful poem, you are the voice of us all Songbird!

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author avatar Buzz
26th Jul 2011 (#)

It does seem the world has changed for the worse with the burgeoning population, my friend. I believe the economy is not sustainable. Look what's happening now? Thanks, Bev, for the share.

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author avatar Songbird B
26th Jul 2011 (#)

This is an unusually dark poem for me, but was inspired by my husband saying that his firm is having to go to flexi-time, and back to minimum hourly rates..Seeing the worry in his eyes brought this poem to life for me, as I know that so many out there are in the same position, and worse..It is a really difficult time for everyone right now...

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author avatar Pink&Blue
26th Jul 2011 (#)

Good poem very different indeed.

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author avatar Retired
26th Jul 2011 (#)

Timely and expressive.

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author avatar jayababy
26th Jul 2011 (#)

Its very touching poem and relevant to the situation.

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author avatar Steve Kinsman
26th Jul 2011 (#)

You captyured the present mess we're in with your usual brilliance Songbird. Thank you.

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author avatar Denise O
26th Jul 2011 (#)

Your are singing my song girl. The next time my son comes to visit,I am going to have him rap this for me. I have to admit, you had my head going a bit side to side, to the rythm. LOL
Great poem on bills hon, no one does it like you do. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar Songbird B
26th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you Crystal,RD, Jayababy, Steve, and you too Denise..For all the feedback that you have blessed me with..I can't tell you how much this means to me, but I really do treasure each and every comment you leave. Denise, you make me smile every time my friend..I thought that this might be a poem that most could relate to in the dreadful economic climate we are all in...Thanks everyone of you who have posted on my page...

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author avatar poetic2984
27th Jul 2011 (#)

Great Poem and as always thanks for your support. Keep the good work up

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author avatar Songbird B
27th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you so much for your support too, Poetic...I really enjoy your incredibly insightful observations on the world..Thank you my friend for looking in on me..

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author avatar richardpeeej
27th Jul 2011 (#)

A very heartfelt poem Bev my friend and echoes the feelings of so many of us. I hope that all works out well for your husband and of course yourself. Take care and thanks for sharing your thoughts...

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author avatar barbara bethard
29th Jul 2011 (#)

Hello Sonbird! This is a wonderful poem...
but I wish we could all fly away from this depression. My husband has not had work in 2 years. The homeless are what is burgeoning/not the populatio...I dont thik overpopulation is the cause of this at all
I agree with you Songbird that it is the corporations and wall st...If I had the poer I wold close the borders after sending away everyonw without a birth certificate...close them! bring all the guys home from the militay and put them to work shoulder to shoulder standing at the borders...ha...I can hear the crowd roaring now "Thats just like N Korea!" and oh look they did NOT die back in 1955 did they? still there arent they? still self sufficient oh my wat a concept! ok I will hush sorry...

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author avatar barbara bethard
29th Jul 2011 (#)

I got to going too fast and my laptop couldnt keep up with me/I apologize first if I was too loud and second for the typos...

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author avatar Songbird B
29th Jul 2011 (#)

Lol, Barbara...loved you popping into my page, and thanks for the feedback! Nice to meet you..

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author avatar Minister Marlene
29th Jul 2011 (#)

I needed this poem. Just yesterday I was wondering why bills? Why can't more money come into my mail box.
I love the music in your poems.

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author avatar Phoenix Montoya
29th Jul 2011 (#)

Awww, I guess all of us can relate to this one and the end of the month is coming, so bills, bills as it is lol... A well composed poem, Songbird :)

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author avatar Songbird B
29th Jul 2011 (#)

Thank you Marlene and Phoenix...Yes, this touches on something that I think that we all too easily can relate to..Thank you for looking in on me...

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author avatar Denise O
29th Jul 2011 (#)

Hey hon, you stated in your message that you wanted to see what I did for my CMP. If you have not yet looked at the books written by Dr Starlanyl then do. Back in the late 90's I was turned onto her books and she sure does know what she is talking about. She too has fibro and CMP. She has been sued because, she no longer practices (does research though) and she still calls herself doctor but, that is just all, much ado about nothing. Her book (one she updated from the first one I read) she has that is titled 'Fibromyalgia & Chronic myofascial pain' The survivors guide (2nd edition) . Will have you understanding trigger points, like never before. I do take supplements, herbs, massage therapy, meditation, prayer, lots of water, hot bathes, breathing exercises throughout the day, Keep as much stress out of my life as I can, rice socks and laughter. I have yet to try accupuncture but, maybe one day. I know all of us that deal with these diseases are hit differently but, Maybe I might have given you a few tools you didn't have in your arsenal beforehand. Also, if you have time, look at my bath remedy. The bath pillow I came up with is a dream come true. It takes all the pressure off of your body, while taking a bath. What more can a person in so much pain ask for. Any ways hon, I am off of the site for the day. Have a beautiful, pain free day hon.:)

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author avatar Songbird B
29th Jul 2011 (#)

Bless you Denise, you are kindness personified! I will check out that suggested book, and take a look at your Bath remedy too. I am one of the luckier ones, as I have learnt how to work with my condition, but it took a lot of years to get there. Thanks for popping in my dear friend..xxx

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author avatar Denise O
29th Jul 2011 (#)

I hear ya hon, we just manage and I usually do, it just has been such a stressful year and then the illnesses upon that, it just finally became too much. Sadly, that is all we can do right now is manage. Once again hon, have a wonderful and a pain free day. Hugs.:)

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author avatar Carol Kinsman
29th Jul 2011 (#)

Wow, Songbird, this says it all. So sad that this is happening everywhere. Thank you for another great poem. dear friend. xo

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author avatar Val Mills
29th Jul 2011 (#)

This is so strongly expressed, should be read by the powers that be.

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author avatar Maria Malone
4th Aug 2011 (#)

Well said, reflects the current economic situation and the way it effects the people living it!

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author avatar Bethany Dean
5th Aug 2011 (#)

I'm facing these particular troubles at the moment, and slowly coming to terms that I'll be living with them always... thank you for the words of wisdom :)

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