Friday, May 29, 2009

Money Pitfalls And Dreams ~ Poem

Money Pitfalls And Dreams

Money for many a high status thing
may yield fruition to a lifelong dream

huge fortunes kill sometimes maim
thrust in the spotlight of unwanted fame

money only merely ink paper after all
bitter root of greed’s sudden downfall

money can offer future security
purchases important daily necessities

money given morally can help the poor
open wide new opportunities door

others cope as needed thriving without
while others drink from a pouring spout

society has governed we can’t survive
the wrath of green moolah to stay alive

but can money buy freedom or happiness
or garner the rich feeling of self respect

only you choose your destiny...

©Jo A. True-Burkholder 2009

Response to Ozymandiaz: What is money? Thanks for the inspiration!


Jo Janoski said...

I always remind myself that it's only money, and money shouldn't define me or be my only preoccupation. Gotta beat that money back and keep it in its place. Don't mind me...I'm getting aggressive, fixing to watch the Penguins game here...

Jo A. T.B. said...

You're so right Jo, we are not the definition of money! Hey go Penguins!

ochikeron said...

Hi jo,

I am looking up a dictionary to read your poem. Ha-ha ;)

I sometimes wonder why money changes people's life...

Why can't we all start from the same line...

I know it is not a thing to complain about. I just wonder...

You know what!? I cook very cheap dishes, but some people cook really gorgeous dishes. They make recipe books, too. That is why I am saying. Ha-ha!

Jo A. T.B. said...

Hello Ochi,

I'm surprised you're looking up in the dictionary, your word usage is very intelligent!

In my poem I tried to express that money can sometimes be a bad thing, or bring you things you never wanted in your life!

Your dishes are all gorgeous! You can show folks how to cook on a budget, especially now things are so expensive!

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