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Second Hand Blues


Second Hand Blues

All my clothes are second hand
just because my sister can't
button, zip or snap them anymore.

Now I'm stuck with ugly clothes
that she picked out five years ago,
and I'm afraid to walk out my front door.

Doesn't mom know I want to look cool
instead of the biggest joke in school.
Why can't I have some new clothes all my own?

These styles never were in fashion.
C'mon mom, have some compassion.
How 'bout fronting me a little loan?

It's not my fault she got here first,
and that her taste's by far the worst.
It's not my fault and I'm not going to take it!

No more second hand for me.
I kept my promise faithfully,
but went through the entire school year naked.

(C) 1998, Arden Davidson

I am trying to find a publisher or agent
to represent any or all of the stories and poems
in "A Pocketful of Rhymes".
If you know anyone that can help, or have comments,
please e-mail me.Thanks!