The Meg-a-Mansion by Don Matthews

The colored drawing of a huge mansion against many dollar-notes backdrop
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They’ve both just bought a mansion

Splashed out twenty mill

Theatre, resort-size swimming pool

Sixteen bathrooms as well

Which makes things nice, convenient

No more they’ll have to wait

At the shower entrance

For other to vacate

It also has a tennis court

When naught they have to do

With gin and tonics served by Jeeves

(Don’t ask how many loos?….)

The swimming pool’s it’s pride and joy

(Oblong, it is not curved)

Relaxing in the LA sun

Royalty deserved

But do they have the money

To pay the mortgage rate?

Twenty thousand monthly

(The lenders will not wait)

They’ll also have to pay for

The best security

Financial burden’s piling up

(Or so it seems to me)

Maybe the Queen’s gifted it?….

Or someone bought it for them?….


Don is an Australian writer who focuses on humour.  He runs the ‘Flippant, Comic, and Serious’ website.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Don’s poetic pondering is a reflection upon riches and fame and those who lay claim to them. There’s no such thing as too much wealth when the wants are beyond imagination. But how many can actually sustain themselves without draining the pockets of others? We’re all familiar with such stories and they just seem to be growing in number. The sarcastic undercurrent is much appreciated.
    Congratulations Don!


    1. Thanks Terveen……

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Cassa Bassa says:

    Their so call freedom is built on others slavery.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. michnavs says:

    This is a very interesting piece.

    Liked by 1 person

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