I’ll Spend More Money


A light piece of verse, but heavy hearted, from the direction of the US. Many people have wondered why the government can do what they can’t personally in their finances. It’s a legitimate question, which I ask in poetic form.


by J. Randal Matheny

Today I got my statement from the bank,
It must have been an error or a prank.
My plump account was plainly in the red,
I thought I had a hefty surplus instead.
But how to fix the problem is perfectly clear:
I’ll spend more money, rather than be austere.
If Barry’s plan will heal the country’s woe,
Why won’t it work for me? I’d like to know!

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J. Randal Matheny

Be pithy.

2 thoughts on “I’ll Spend More Money

  1. Loved it, been enjoying all your poems but not always having the opportunity to comment on line. Keep it UP(Lift)!

  2. We can’t change the policy until the man gets changed. The only one that can change any man is Jesus Christ. All Christians should do this… write the president and offer him the gospel. If every Christian were to do so… who knows? Here is a text of the letter I recently sent the president. Why don’t we all?

    Dear President Obama;

    We have heard that you and your family are continuing to search for a place to worship. Thank God that you are seeking for God Himself is “seeking such to worship Him.” [John 4:23] Your decision as to where to worship will be the most important decision you will ever make. I would urge you to consider the church of Christ. Christ promised to build His church in Matthew 16:18. God then added the saved to that very same church. [Acts 2:47] Our Lord did not mince words; “I am the way, the truth and the life. No man comes to the father except by me.” [John 14:6] There truly is but “one Lord, one faith, one baptism.” [Ephesians 4:5]

    The church of Christ is not a denomination for such is condemned by Paul in I Corinthians 1. The church of Christ has no head except Christ Himself [Ephesians 5:23] The church of Christ strives to neither add to or take away from the revealed Word of God as we are warned not to do in Proverbs 30:5-6. One is added to the church of Christ by God Himself once anyone: hears the Word of God [Romans 10:17], believes that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of the living God [John 8:24], repents of all past sins [Luke 13:3], confesses that Jesus is the Son of God before witnesses [Matthew 10:32] and are immersed for the remission of sins [Acts 2:38]. Such a saved person will then live faithfully from that point onward [I John 1:7] and spread this same gospel as God directs their life [Acts 8:4].

    Regardless of our political persuasions, we pray for you and all of our leaders every Lord’s Day at our congregation in Charlotte, NC. We will also now pray that this letter finds its way to your desk for your most prayerful consideration.

    God bless you in every way;

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