Alimony Poem by Shel Silverstein

Alimony

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Alimony alimony I work till my fingers are bloody and boney
Me oh my oh goodness sake I'm paying for my mistake
She calls it alimony alimony yeah you single men may think it's funny
Till one of these days you're gonna wake and find you're payin' for your mistake

Pom pom I walk around ragged like a low-down bum
I can't afford to weigh myself or buy a stick of gum
It's the same old story with a little more blues in it
I'm payin' for it while someone else is usin' it
Alimony alimony I thought I bought steak and it was all baloney
My heart and back are both about to break from payin' for my mistake yeah
[ harmonica ]
Yeah I walk around ragged like a low down bum
I can't afford to weigh myself or buy a stick of gum
Why it's the same old story with a little more blues in it
I'm payin' for it while someone else is usin' it
Alimony alimony thought I bought steak and it was just baloney
And every penny that I make goes to payin' for my mistake

Oh yeah payin' for my mistake every Wednesday
Yeah aw come on baby y'know it's your mistake too yeah
They took all the furniture and everything come on
Why maybe we could sorta pitch in and work it out y'know
I mean I could get a third job if that's what you want I mean
What about sellin' my blood y'know

COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Robert Murray Smith 05 July 2018

A poem that wears itself thin.

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Kumarmani Mahakul 05 July 2018

Beautiful poem with nice penmanship. It has been justified for P.O.D.

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Adrian Flett 05 July 2018

Ragged alright and not that suitable for the harmonica

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Lungelo S Mbuyazi 05 July 2018

Nice write...so nice to read

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Bernard F. Asuncion 05 July 2018

Such a fine poem by Shel Silverstein??????

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Dr Antony Theodore 05 July 2018

Pom pom I walk around ragged like a low-down I can't afford to weigh myself or buy a stick of gum It's the same old story with a little more blues in it. a very good poem.. tony

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