My Money Tree (Rondeau)

My money tree is made of gold
And always has the funds to hold
The dreams I have to make them true
With just one swipe, well maybe two,
And fits into a wallet fold.

When I was young and first enrolled,
The rush was strong but well controlled.
I always fed it well when due,
My money tree.

But somehow I became too bold,
Nice things on sale were often sold.
A deal, I thought, but deals accrue,
And so they did and made me blue,
And now I’m left to shake and scold
My money tree.

58 thoughts on “My Money Tree (Rondeau)

  1. Could you send me a cutting?! One twig will do. :)x

    1. One twig won’t get you very far. Let me take a look in my wallet…I currently have 3 money trees. Want a silver one?

  2. It’s funny I was swiping my card in an antique shop the other day and the counter girl said “pinning your life away”. It felt so true at the time. Is it just me or does it seem like everyone is after your money sometimes?

    1. It’s what makes the world go around. I used to think it was love, but it’s hard to see homeless people and truly believe that.

  3. This is so spot on to some junk I am dealing with right now. And it is quite great πŸ™‚ thank you

    1. It can really creep up on a person without realizing. I hope the junk that you are dealing with doesn’t give you too much of a headache.

  4. So true! Love it and am lol!

    1. Unfortunately so easy to do in societies that cultivate buy-now pay-later mentalities. Glad you enjoyed it. πŸ™‚

  5. great rondeau, Sonya, and a delightful read.
    groetjes, Francina

    1. Many kind thanks, Francina. πŸ™‚

  6. This, too, is a tricky form–well done!

    1. Yes, I found it to be rather tricky. I’m so happy you thought it was well done. πŸ™‚

  7. I really enjoyed it, specially being the first thing to read in the middle of night, 2 AM. Thank you for lightening my midnight.

    1. Ah, that is such a lovely comment. Thank you so much. πŸ™‚

  8. This is so factual and his a slightly different rhythm to your usual stuff. I am really enjoying how diverse you are

    1. Yes, this is unfortunately quite factual for many individuals. I’m glad you are enjoying the different forms. πŸ™‚

  9. Relate! Another fun and accurate piece!

    1. Lol glad it was fun and accurate! πŸ™‚

  10. This is a wonderful poem simply in its content but then you wrote it as a Rondeau, a form Im not familiar with but which sounds tricky. So much to learn!

    Best wishes

    1. I will be posting the instructions on how to write a Rondeau tomorrow in a challenge post, so you can see exactly how it is written and maybe try it out for yourself. πŸ™‚

  11. I love how you tackle all these different poetry forms–I play it safe and stick to free verse. πŸ™‚ Great poem, Cubby!

    1. Free verse is incredibly difficult to do well, in my opinion. Good free verse should still have a rhythm and flow, which your poetry most certainly does. I find the realm of free verse to be rather scary as I would feel lost without the lighthouse of rhymes to let me know I’m on the right track.

      1. One of these days, we’ll have to step out of our comfort zones–I’ll write a rhyming poem, and you can write free verse. πŸ™‚

  12. I smell another challenge coming. I’ll wait for your description of the rules. πŸ™‚ How can you wax poetic about a credit card that put you in debt? I avoided getting one up to the point that it was necessary to have one to get a rental car when I travelled. (They wouldn’t accept a debit card) Now I have one with a thousand dollar limit so I won’t be inclined to impulse buy, and I pay it in full every month. (I only use it because my husband said I need to establish a credit rating…which, since he is often late with payments and ruined OUR credit rating, is probably a wasted effort.)

    1. You have a good nose! I was never in serious trouble with credit card debt, thankfully. Mild trouble once, but quickly resolved. Can your husband make automatic payments for his credit cards monthly so that he is at least paying the minimum balance on time? It’s a shame that your efforts are negated by his lack of effort.

  13. I love it! I hope that doesn’t become a reality for me lol

    1. Yes, I hope not either. Learning from other people’s mistake is a much smarter way to live. Usually, however, I figure the same rules don’t apply to me. πŸ˜‰

  14. Delightful reading! Thanks Cubby!

    1. I’m so glad you thought so! Many thanks. πŸ™‚

      1. You’re welcome. Investing in money tree seeds as we speak.

  15. Reblogged this on Reaching Out and commented:
    Hard currency

  16. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:

  17. lulupoetrycorner October 3, 2013 — 8:08 am

    Reality for many…

  18. I tried poetry myself one time and it’s tough so I have loads of respect for those like your self who have that skill. Kudos. And thanks for the thumbs up on my blog too! πŸ™‚

    1. And I have loads of respect for people who are skilled at narrative writing like you are. I hope you try writing poetry again sometime. πŸ™‚

  19. Money is the root of all evil.

    I’m glad I have none. =)


    1. Money in and of itself is not evil, but the greed that it represents certainly is. I’m glad you are glad you have none (but hopefully enough to make ends meet). πŸ™‚

  20. Oh my!
    One can’t be too carefree
    with one’s money tree…
    it’s all too easy to strip it bare
    spending without a moment’s care
    and when the tree is made of plastic
    we think that our fortune is elastic
    and we spend without praticality
    outside of all sensable reality
    until one day we find the money’s gone
    and we find that we are far too overdrawn
    leaving us high and dry
    with nothing left to do but cry.

    1. Lol excellent response and full of wisdom. Plastic trees should be handled with care. πŸ™‚

      1. Even or should I say especially when gold colored πŸ˜‰

  21. You can write anything and make it sing. LOL We do have to tend our money tree carefully and with consistency and love. Cubby can scratch on it now and then, just to keep it alert. Great poem.

    1. I’m a sucker for the points they give with their reward systems. That’s how they hook you.

  22. I am amazed that you can write about any subject and make it fascinating and new. lol Such talent!! I love the format–really want to try it,…not sure if my brain could handle it though. πŸ˜€

    1. Lol hardly fascinating or new but I’m thrilled that you would enjoy it all the same. I’m sure your wonderful brain could handle anything thrown at it in poetic form. πŸ™‚

      1. Hmmmm. Not sure. It feels more Jello-esque each day!! Hugs!!!

  23. A delightful read. I love it.

    1. So glad you enjoyed it! πŸ™‚

  24. Excellent work Cubby-
    Really enjoyed reading this πŸ˜‰

    1. Lol many kind thanks. πŸ™‚

      1. You’re welcome!!

  25. You are one of the few who can use rhyme appropriately and effectively. Impressive, every single time.

    1. You are too kind. Thank you so much for your lovely comments. πŸ™‚

  26. A shopping spree is what you need. πŸ™‚

    1. LOL good thing you are not my financial advisor! πŸ˜›

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