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Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae, Average

06.07.10 Posted in Contributor Series 5, today's words by

Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae
By John Sherer

I am rich
Easily amused
Far from needy
Lonely, but not alone
I can smile
And, often, can agree
A little bit of money
And comfort bought cheaply
Not much to content
Or making excitement
Acting out of place
Thrills both me and them
Thread is curious
And drawing language
What seems to be abundant
Is more than enough
Life must be my choice
Else it would not make sense
I choose to obey
My master is my slave
Pays little
But has so much
Serving, saving, securing himself
I save and secure and serve myself
But stress, not I, this thing called wealth
Because I can have some too
With more time to spend with you
With less to spend on you

John Sherer’s poetry has appeared at vox poetica in 2009 and 2010. His most recent poem Jenna appeared in 2010.

One Response to “Contributor Series 5: Dramatis Personae, Average”

  1. Veronica says:

    Wonderful! I teach about money and it is perfect example of needs and wants.

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