Did the money really matter? They were selling themselves short, losing sight of their true strengths. The opportunity had presented itself so innocently but the cost of their choice was epic.
Both educated and inclined to succeed, they relied on their looks to pave the way to their future. They completely negated their worth as human beings. Not only were they selling their bodies, they were selling their souls for the almighty dollar.
That money took the best part of them. It threw away their innocence and replaced it with bitterness and contempt. The adage lies – money can’t buy happiness.
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Written for the 100 Word Song Challenge: Opportunities, Pet Shop Boys. Lance and Leeroy at My Blog Can Beat Up Your Blog came up with this new challenge. Go and check it out!
a sad reality
“selling themselves short” is a great interpretation of the song
Thanks very much! 🙂
Great piece, fits the song well!
I had the chance to see the Pet Shop Boys recently.
I declined as quickly and loudly as possible,
Thanks for that! You should write for the challenge – it’s fun!
You didn’t go see the show? Haha – gee, I can’t imagine why??