He complains about money
Or at least when there is a lack of
But he doesn’t want to comprehend
That it’s his financial responsibility that needs more work
He can blame all his toddler children
The oldest only in second grade
That it’s their fault he has no money
He calls them foul names, says they’re parasites
And little confused, anxious faces look up at him, taking all this toxic information in.
Looking back as young adults, the children do concur
That their father’s money went flying into various places
The watered down drinks at the local strip club
The comics he took his little children to get
The brand new car he decided to get (an unpleasant surprise to his wife) just as they bought a new house…
So the recent problem was complaints about not enough to cover property tax.
Out of curiosity, research was done
Proof came onto the laptop screen; the monthly newsletter
Town mayor did not raise property taxes but used what funds they had for clean up and beautifying.
The choices are rather clear
Grow up with a liar, one can either
Fall for those same tricks in other faces/places
Or become a liar
Or be the lie detector.