I Was So Poor

Gene Defcon


I Was So Poor
by gene defcon

I was so poor
Santa gave me food
I was so poor
I could only afford used money
I was so poor
That instead of a brand new phone
Momma said just call using a brand new voice
I was so poor
My nickname was “Cajun Sandwich”
I was so poor
My real name was Donald Tramp
I was so poor
I watched that movie “Heat” to stay warm
I was so poor
I couldn’t even support rats
I was so poor
I collected food stamps
(Even the ones that weren’t rare)
I was so poor
I had to tear my coupons ‘cuz scissors were for rich folk
I was so poor
I dumpster-dove a hobo camp
I was so poor
I had one of those puffed-out air-bellies
I was so poor
I thought tip-jars were for tipping over
I was so poor
I put cheese on my friend’s Mac and tried to eat it
I was so poor
I used Pesos at the Dollar Store

6 thoughts on “I Was So Poor

  1. I forgot how much reading @ Haggard & Halloo can be.

    My two pesos: “I Was So Poor” is much meatier than “Old Cow Cone”, which stands as an atrocious disregard for Mother Goose rhymes. If we were all picking partners for a tag team round of dozens, I’d pick Defcon based on this witty ditty alone.

  2. I was so poor
    the world wasn’t out to get me; I was out to get the world
    I was so poor
    what it was I didn’t have had to be described to me until I pretended to understand
    I was so poor
    I only had disposable income
    I was so poor
    feelings of anger made me laugh

    I was so poor
    I wore other peoples smiles and borrowed laughter
    I was so poor
    feeling hungry comes with nostalgia
    I was so poor
    extravagant bastards walked around in the shoes I just bought
    I was so poor
    going barefoot meant the skin had grown back

    I love this game…thank you Gene

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