Money Shenanigans

There’s a concert I’d like to go to,

The group’s only here for one night.

If I miss this one, it could be years

Before they’re back on a flight.


I’ve seen a top and trousers too.

They’re class and such a bargain.

The sale’s soon over, won’t be long

Till the price goes up again.


My teacher says I need a thing –

A scientific calculator.

They’ll sell them in the school tomorrow.

I need it now, not later.


These shoes have holes, look, right there.

You were right, they’re much too thin.

I need some dosh for another pair

And I’ll put these in the bin.


The latest film has just come out.

I know I have my pass,

But bus fare and McDonald’s

Requires a little cash.


Money’s tight,

I’m not being mean.


Well, go to that

Automatic machine.

You know the one, it’s in the wall,

Near the bank, outside tha mall.

The one where you insert the card

And someone throws you money.

Come on, Mum, we know you’re rich,

You have millions. Don’t be funny.


I’m goggle-eyed at innocence,

Such splendid fiscal ignorance.

A leaf I’m taking from their book.

I’ve purchased something. Have a look.

It’s planted there for all to see,

My magic growing money tree!

6 thoughts on “Money Shenanigans”

  1. Love this!! reminds me when my kids were young and though the money machine was that famous tree…whenever mom said “Im broke, I have no money, we have to wait until next payday” they’d tell me to go to that machine. Nice memories of innocence.


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