Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Money/poets united midweek motif/money


Something I have never really known
Thank goodness I have had enough
And yet there have been times of want
As often happens in a life

But always I have had so much more
And I want more for others
At least enough
I want shoes for barefoot Mothers

Who carry their children so many miles
To seek a better life
I want more for hungry children
For those in need

After all 
Need is so much greater
Than want
Money, what is it good for

The basis for trade
And all the essentials of life
In order to have them
We need money

The world has become a place of greed
Sitting atop large sums of money
You can see those who have none
Money can help make a better life

…or a life better
Do not make me beg
Open your purse
Share what you have
Make someone’s life better

October 31, 2018


Magical Mystical Teacher said...

There's more than enough money in the world to feed, clothe, and house EVERYONE. Unfortunately, as you point out, greed gets in the way. What a sad state of affairs!

Susan said...

"Do not make me beg." The poem's requests seem basic to me. It's hard to understand what one does with more when one has enough!

indybev said...

Somewhere in my archives of poems written long ago is this thought … "There's a very great difference in what we want and what we need, and what we call 'desire to achieve' is perilously close to greed". Your beautiful poem reminded me of those words!

Gillena Cox said...

A lovely inspirational poem Annell


annell4 said...

Thank you Gillena.

Old Egg said...

Luckily for my education I grew up in WW2 when almost everybody was poor. Often we would walk the mile to school as we couldn't afford the bus fare. Almost nobody was overweight except the bank managers son! Many kids would pick leaves off hawthorn bushes to eat (Yes, I did too). So I too support charities now that I can.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

If everyone who could, did, what a wonderful world it would be.

KB said...

Yes, there is plenty for all yet still I see children with bare feet.

Thotpurge said...

barefoot mothers and hungry children.. what a sad imbalance in the world and yet, if we all wanted, together, we could fix it, couldn't we?

Anmol (HA) said...

Ah, such is the nature of money — as a denomination for all the resources, it is used and misused. And yet it can make for a better life or make a life better, and its use in that regard would mean a lot in this world. That is so well said.

annell4 said...

Yes, there is much to learn with or without money. Thanks Old Egg.

annell4 said...

Yes, Sherry, I think you are right. Thanks for your comment.

annell4 said...

KB and I do too. Thanks for your comment, KB.

annell4 said...

Yes, Thotpurge, I think we could. Thanks for your comment.

annell4 said...

Thanks for your comment, HA.

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