Pay Day Poem

January drags its feet,

All I do is work and eat.

Time goes slow with mornings dark,

Need something positive; a fresh spark.

Got paid early at Christmas though,

Now I find I am short of dough.

Counting pennies, cooking more,

Want to have fun, but forced to be a bore.

Watching movies, reading books,

Cleaning rooms for fresher looks.

Thinking what to spend money on,

Hurry pay day! Just come on!

I wrote this poem after waking up and realising that I still have two weeks until I get paid again. Although I am much better with money than I used to be, I have had some unforeseen expenses this month and so the tap has well and truly run dry.

I wonder how many of you spend too much in December and regret it slightly by mid-January. It just makes me want to blow some cash on take aways and nights out when I finally do get paid. Or even book some lovely theatre tickets so that I have something great to look forward to.

Today’s poem is a bit silly but let me know if January feels like this to you. For another of my poems, click here.

13 thoughts on “Pay Day Poem

  1. I remember this feeling especially vividly back when I was in college. January was always a rough month for money during those times! I particularly liked the first two lines. Those lines could start any poem about January regardless of the main theme.

  2. January is definitely very tough for me money wise. So I am trying to reduce my outgoings as much as possible. Thank you for sharing this!

  3. Definitely January is one of those months that they are too long and the money too short….I liked the humouristic feeling of this poem!

  4. Lovely poem! January definitely felt like 10 years omg! This explains it perfectly. -Penny /

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