Exceed Limits

you eye me
with a longing I know
running your fingers
along my plastic coat

you need me
to fulfil your wants
but don’t seem to care
when my funds you exhaust

you use me
to stack your shelves
with numerous books
of which, several still unread

you tap me
at the clothing store
to buy you dresses
which later you’ll abhor

you want me
at your beck and call
to indulge your needs
no matter how bizarre

I’m now done
with your demands
I’m cutting you off
from your whimsical plans

you swipe me
I don’t respond
except to tell you
your credit’s surpassed

© Sanch V @ Sanch Writes (18 September 2018)

Photo by Bruce mars from Pexels

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  • Soumya
    18 September 2018 at 11:21 pm

    If not for that image, I would never have guessed what the post was for!

    So creatively and brilliantly done, Sanch.
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    • Sanch @ Sanch Writes
      19 September 2018 at 5:22 am

      Hehe thanks! The prompt was to write a poem from the point of view of a sarcastic inanimate object. Not sure if I got it right though but it was fun to get creative with!

  • Kalpana Solsi
    19 September 2018 at 11:45 pm

    Along my plastic coat….. this line gave away. brilliantly penned lines. Credit cards if used judiciously are a boon but a fickle mind can wreak havoc to the financial health of a person.
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  • Shalini R
    20 September 2018 at 2:30 am

    Haha! I was wondering what this was all about! The picture and of course, the last para was spot on! 🙂

  • KJ Hunter
    21 September 2018 at 1:24 am

    I liked this quite a lot! I immediately knew it was a credit card, and would have known even without the image. Very well crafted, flowed nicely… well done!

  • Nathan James
    21 September 2018 at 4:24 am

    Your choice to give power to the credit card added more interest to the poem. The voice here sees things about our transactions from a perspective I hadn’t considered.

  • Omwriting
    21 September 2018 at 5:03 am

    Very funny. Loved the last line.

  • Srivalli Rekha
    21 September 2018 at 2:39 pm

    The structure of the poem looks so tidy, unlike our bills!
    Cards are a boon and a curse. 🙂 Nice piece.

  • Modern Gypsy
    22 September 2018 at 7:20 pm

    That could be the poem my credit card sings almost every month. *hides face*
    Lovely poem!
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