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One Purchase Away

One Purchase Away

That truly happy feeling is one purchase away.

 Perhaps it is a brand new car and top-down cabriolet.

Perhaps it is a pair of shoes and a flat top beret.

Perhaps it is an ocean cruise and the "anchors aweigh."

Perhaps it is a big night out and seats at the ballet.

Perhaps it is a drinking binge and bottles of Vouvray.

Perhaps it is another place and Swiss Mountain chalet.

Perhaps it is the best camera and movie verite'.

Perhaps it is dancing lessons and rhythmical sashay.

Perhaps it is exquisite meals and organic soufflé.

Perhaps it is commodities and how the makets play.

That truly happy feeling cannot be bought today.


© Wallace Dean LaBenne
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