Fiscal Cliff Diving

How will we survive

On the edge of a fiscal cliff

With dems and republicans

In their usual rifts?


How long can we hang on

to this dreaded ledge

Before someone finally stops

Driving this painful wedge?


How many more doll-

ars can they tightly squeeze

Without a Thank You, You’re

Welcome, or even a Please?


All we’re going to get

Is more and more taxation

While fattening their pockets

With their re-presentation.


Uncle Sam’s momma

Needs a new pair of shoes

So the rest of us keep on

Singing our green blues.


When out they called

‘Healthcare for all,’

They tried to pretend

They could carry that ball.


But when they cried out,

‘Feed the hungry,’

They forgot to mention

The missing word, ‘money.’

Money Hungry Food Pyramid

Money Hungry Food Pyramid

© Dec. 31, 2012  jody love


As the 2013 year rapidly approaches, U.S. national leaders scramble to try to build a bridge off one side of a fiscal cliff. Nothing like planning well in advance.

I wrote this poetic little pondering (because I thought it was better than our politicians’ poetic little panderings) in response to Trifecta’s Challenge for Week Fifty-Eight:

This week we want you to write on the third definition of:

1: to remain alive after the death of <he is survived by his wife>
2: to continue to exist or live after <survived the earthquake>
3: to continue to function or prosper despite : withstand <they survived many hardships>

Please remember:
  • Your response must be between 33 and 333 words.
  • You must use the 3rd definition of the given word in your post.
  • The word itself needs to be included in your response.
  • You may not use a variation of the word; it needs to be exactly as stated above.
  • Only one entry per writer.
  • Trifecta is open to everyone!!  Please join us.


26 thoughts on “Fiscal Cliff Diving

  1. Very relevant in these trying times with recession on one hand & money hungry people in power on the other-well written & a good visual to supplement it:-)

    • Thx Joe – especially for the bonus giggle from your story today. Next time, I’m thinking of going “tropical” instead – with a little umbrella in my drink & not a care in the world…ahhhhh

  2. As an outsider, I am at a loss to understand why taxing the very wealthy is considered such a sin in the US. Do they seriously think it better to raise taxes on all, including the poor. in order to run the country? I don’t mind paying taxes, if I get value for money. If I had even a half of $400,000 a year I would be only too pleased to contribute. Love thy neighbour.

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