It appears that the prices that I have to pay
For my phone, games, and candy get higher each day.
My allowance is badly in need of a hike.
If my parents refuse, then I'm going on strike.

Now a strike means the end of those errands I run,
And no mowing nor homework will ever get done.
I am through taking pets and the garbage outside,
And my room won't be cleaned and no dishes get dried.

If I strike for a week, I believe I can win.
When they see what they miss, they are sure to give in.
Then I think I'll continue my strike for a spell
And insist on a change in my bedtime as well.