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thirty-four cents

July 31, 2010
By MargaretJean PLATINUM, Robins, Iowa
MargaretJean PLATINUM, Robins, Iowa
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Favorite Quote:
"I was outta luck the day the music died." -American Pie (the song)

thirty-four cents is all he says
as he lays upon the floor
thirty-four cents is all he asks
he's already asked for more.

thirty-four cents will put his total
at what he needs to buy
a shiny new playstation game
the wishes off this guy.

thirty-four cents is all that's left
of his thirty dollar goal
he's mowed two lawns, washed dishes, vacuumed
he's really on a roll.

thirty-four cents is all he says
as he wanders about the room
looking for something to earn his wish
my mother hands him a broom.

thirty-four cents is placed in his hand
when he's finished with the stairs,
i'd tell you what game he chose to buy
but really, i don't care.

The author's comments:
my brother would literally lay on our floor for hours, and all he would say was 'thirty-four cents.' of course, he did get the money, and so now he sits with his head buried in his game. but at least he's quiet, right?

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