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Topic: Peer Pressure (07/05/04)
TITLE: Now, The Battle Continues
By Martha Currington
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When I graduated from school.
Quite the contrary...
Peer pressure lives on
With just a different set of rules.
Now, there’s a wedding ring on my finger
And love within my heart.
Influencing my actions, for the most part.
But sometimes, there’s a looming question
“Who won that last bout?”
Now, he works steady, so do I.
But the bills still stack high.
We never seem to make a dent
Always a balance on the ones we sent.
Money is needed at every turn.
Looks like we’ll never learn
How... to balance and check.
Our rent is due, the car’s worn.
Pantry’s nearly bare, the furniture is torn.
Clothes outdated, hairstyles too
Oh whatever is this couple to do?
Now, we have two kids
Who often bicker, and make a mess
We struggle to handle this test.
Anxiously awaiting each paycheck
So we can have another try
To get by...better.
Now, as I’m climbing
Into our old green truck.
The next door couple drives up
In a new red car.
I smile, and comment on their good luck
All the while wishing in my heart
That we could keep up...
Now, the Jones’ are building a house from scratch
And are expecting us to do the same
But we can’t obtain a loan
So we’ll just remain in our mobile home!
Many of the couples our own age
Are getting “ahead” fast.
And tend to look our way, as if to say
“Why can’t you do better?”
“You just don’t fit in”.
Can you understand it?
Can you feel it in the air?
If you’ll but look around
You’ll see “us” everywhere.
Doing the best we can, and
Hebrews 13:5 Let your conversation be without covetousness; and be content such things as ye have: for he hath said, I WILL NEVER LEAVE THEE , NOR FORSAKE THEE.(KJV)
Copyright 2004 Martha J. Currington