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Money and other demands

An addiction can assume many forms.  Most recently, I have spent lots of intellectual work on my obsession with finding and defining my efforts plot a path towards a relationship of value. It’s been lots of words:  ethics – ranting on and on about evil – reciprocity and process the following is a lot more fun.  In 2004, Russell Simmons produced Def Poetry, on August 8, Poetri performed “Money”.

His words captures what fun one can have confronting his addiction.  We all can stand to have a little fun….

My money has been acting funny lately
all I ever did was love her!
maybe too much!
'cause now it's like we ain't cool no more

I got more than a hunch she's playing me
trying to make me jealous,
hanging out with other fellas
always in some other brother's pocket!
I try and tell her those other guys
are just using her!
"The just using you money!!!"
she don't wanna hear me
she won't even return my phone calls!
she doesn't even stop by the crib like she used to
she wont' eve go to the movies with me
she won't even go get noting to eat!
and you know a brother can't eat...without money!

there's only so much bread and water I can take.
call me spoiled.  I remember the days
when people used to see us at the hottest clubs
the expensive restaurants,
all the high priced stores
I made sure I looked good with money!
I treated you right! I never abused you!

Did I? Money, did I abouse you?
did I get used to you hanging around and
now you're giving me a taste of what it
feels like to live without you?
People still thing we're tight
they still ask about you.

Ever since Money hasn't been around
I feel like I'm losing my other friends too
American Express. Visa, Discover,
now they're acting starting to act shady!
I think she's spreading lies on me!
I tell you
I don't know what I did
but my money's been acting funny lately
and I don't know her anymore
and my life ain't the same
never will be the same
until Money comes back into my life
so if you see her or any of her cousins
let her know that I miss her
I love her, and want her to come home.

About Reputationist

When I started this blog in 2007 the following is what I was up to - things have changed - some. I'm what my handle states - an Oldude. The problem with this acknowledgment is my thinking and ambitions have not quite got the message of my "oldness". I've started an online Coaching practice and my rant is about how to improve long term happiness - For the World. My thing, I believe I can change the world - isn't that a hoot. The way I intend to change the world is to foster a wider and deeper appreciation for "mindfulness": The daring, flair and grace of Jayz; the political savvy of Cornel West; the creativity of Mos Def with the business and cultural daring of Richard Simmons. I've thought enough - being a philosopher of sorts - and trained hard with some of the sharpest minds ever on the planet - Cornel West and Michel Foucault to know the total absurdity of trying to change the world - but I do and I will. There it is showing my age again.


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