( By Jan Phillips )

I can’t stand on street corners like others can
And I’m not goofy enough to fool Uncle Sam
So I guess I’ll just have to get a job
Because neither can I steal and rob.

We all need money in these hard times
Sometimes we have to count our pennies and dimes
It could be the way we live that’s to blame
And some of us just have no shame.

There are givers and takers in our world today
I’d rather be a giver than a taker any day
So I have to do as best as I can
And live according to God’s plan.

If that means doing without some things
Then that is what my life just brings
Things are not what its about
God is what we are to shout.

There are some things you don’t think is a sin
Being a glutton is one of them;
If you take and take and never give
Then I say you don’t know how to live.

If you’re a moocher and always take
Then that’s a sin and you’re a fake
Read your Bible and you will see
Loving and giving is what you should be.

If you take and take and never give
People won’t know how real Christians live
Its not just money, its love and time
If you don’t give your self it’s a crime.

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About Jan P

I was born and raised and still live in the great state of Oklahoma in the U.S.A. I live in Oklahoma City and have lived her for over 40 years. Came from a small town in eastern Oklahoma. I was raised on a farm as my daddy was a sharecropper. I worked for the Department of Defense for over 30 years. I am now retired and trying to catch up on all the things I didn't get to do when I worked. I have written poetry for many years, but only recently started writing more since I have found a place where others can enjoy reading it as much as I enjoy writing it.

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