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POETRY CORNER: Depends, On How Ya Use It

I love have’n fun with words

And “Depends” hits the “Top Of My List”

Because “So Much, Depends On Other People And Events”

You “Look Back” and see “How Much You’ve Miss’d”

Course this “Depends, On Your Own Priorities”

Like, “Am I Going To Work Today?”

“Depends If The Alarm Goes Off, Or I Feel Like It”

Heck, “I’m 66, I Should Just Go Play”

When I’m leaving for work, my wife says, “Have A Great Day”

“Depends” on if the boss keeps me off “Computers & Telephones”

I don’t mind “Hard Work And Get’n Dirty,” I was raised that way

Put me in front of a “Computer, And You’ll Hear This O’le Boy Groan”

A classic “Depends Question” from yer Doctor

How ya “Feel’n Today?” Like I’d be there if I “Felt Good”

Or ya ask the Doctor a question about yer “Ailment”

“Depends On What We Find, Test Results And You Doing Everything Ya Should”

Ya go to the “Grocery Store” and you’ve got a “Shop’n List”

Did you buy only what was on that list?

“Depends If You Were Hungry Going In There”

All that “Extra Stuff” is just “Goodies You’d Miss’d”

Ya go look’n around for a “New Car or Truck”

Right away, a “Sales Persons Says, Can I Help You?”

That “Depends” on about “Three or Four Things”

“Depending” on “Our Trade In, Our Credit And How Much We Want It”

If you’re getting close to “Retirement Age, Depends, Really Enters The Picture”

Can I afford to “Retire,” do I really “Want to Retire?”

“Depends” on your “Retirement Play and Personal Investments”

Do you still “Enjoy Work” or is your “Work A Disheartening Mire?”

This word “Depends” just goes on and on

We “Depend On Family & Friends, Objects, Government And Banks That Lends”

We “Depend on Employers, Retirement Pay, Social Security & Insurance”

Will it always be there? “It All Depends”

By Don Rice

September 27, 2009

Don Rice makes his home in Buckley and writes western poetry.

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