Watch Your Spending

Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “flyer/ad.” Look at the latest ad you got in the mail (if it’s a store flyer, choose the product right in the middle of the page) or choose the next online ad you find, and theme your post on whatever the product is. Do not name the brand if you hate it, unless you add that it’s an opinion/review of the product in question. You don’t want to chance getting sued. Have fun!


Shiny, sparkling pet
Silver and glass cat
To hang on my neck
I’ve seen many of you
Lately inundated
With these jewels
They spy on me
Find my weaknesses
And exploit this information
Shoving them in my face
Every chance they get
With words like only
And just
Percentage of discount
But they don’t understand
Their price is in dollars
More than fourteen times
The value of the pennies
That line my purse
Instead of pleasure
They breed anger and resent
For these unattainable objects
Never mind the postage
From that far off place they’re held
Wherever you turn
Another flashy, colourful ad
Tempting siren
Encouraging entrance to debt
Persuaded of need rather than want
Keep up with the Joneses
Avoid embarrassment
But let the truth be told
There is little we need in this life
And purpose
May we all find those things

But on second thought
This provides income for the maker
The seller
The miner
Food for their families
But beware
Don’t fall for the pretty pictures
If the sale can’t be cash
Don’t live beyond your means
To feed others
When yours go hungry
Love is not only displayed in value
But time, attention and such
Don’t make debt for the festive season
To spend the following year in misery
Paying off for far too long
Enjoy the company of loved ones
Share a meal together
Making memories
Of much more worth
To relive in happiness the next year

Debbie Gravett © 2019.11.23

SoCS: Flyer/Ad
Image by Pexels from Pixabay

7 thoughts on “Watch Your Spending

    1. Exactly why I wrote this. The pressure is terrible and just shouldn’t be there. There is so much more in life that we need to worry about.

      Good luck and may you have a good holiday.


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