THE COMBINATION OF MONEY AND LOVE// KEEPS THE WORLD SWIRLING ABOVE.// THE COMBINATION OF LOVE AND MONEY// KEEPS ME SNUGGLING WITH MY HONEY.// THAT MAKES SENSE, IT'S NOT FUNNY.
Copyright © 2018 by Marvin Cohen

Life is going from hope to hope
and all you want is satisfaction
in return for all this action.
Not all our hopes get realized
but still we go on hoping
even to the point of eloping
if her parents don't consent
to formal marriage ceremony
or just Justice of the Peace.
Why? Because you don't have any money.
"Isn't that the truth, honey?"
I say to my snuggling wife.
Luckily, she has the dough
independent of her parents' opposing
her marriage, which she completed
with lucky me -- her parents defeated.
Money makes the world go round,
but love too. Isn't that sound?
They both come from the same ground.
Money cushions the marital bed.
Would you prefer a park bench instead
right next to a squirrel who's dead?