Something for nothing

Getting something for nothing

Seems like a pretty good deal,

If perhaps a touch unreal.

The moment when you break the bank,

With no one else but you to thank.


Getting something for something

Puts you on a level pitch.

You swap a bit of that for this,

The balance, in the end, of which

Depends how much the something is.


But getting nothing for something

Is a mug’s game, a lottery

Which nobody can win;

And, sad to say, for most of us,

This is the game we’re in.

◄ Ancient History

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 24th Jul 2021 17:42

Thank you for reading and liking this poem, Aviva and Michael.

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Stephen Gospage

Sun 18th Jul 2021 17:36

Thanks for the likes, Holden and Jennifer.

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