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The Brooksby’s Lament

The Brooksby's Lament

Written in 1984
By J. Carl Brooksby

When people mention Paris,
I’m afraid we just stare blankly,
We’d really like to go there,
But we can’t afford it, franc-ly.

When our friends mention England
We just sit and look around,
We’d like to go there with them,
But we just don’t have the #.

We’d like to go to Mexico
But it takes five million Pesos
So, if you’d like to go without us.
Just go ahead and say so.

We like the Blue Ridge Mountains
With all its hills and hollers.
We’d really like to go there,
But we just don’t have the $.

We’d like to visit Europe;
We’d like to go with you.
So why don’t we book passage
For 1992?

We'd like to visit Italy
And hob-nob with the Pope.
But in order to finance the trip,
We'll have to peddle dope.

Our son has gone to college,
Where all good scholars go,
Yes, our son goes to college;
That's where our $s also go.

We could put a mortgage on our house
We could travel far and often.
But when the good times all are past,
Who'll pay for our coffin?


2006 and we just found this valuable poem in a file.

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