Poor


You are poor today just as yesterday

And you will be forever more

Lacking in what matters

Lacking in what evolves your soul

 

You are poor today just as yesterday

And yet you continue to smile

Smile because of the material things

Smile even though inside you die

 

You are poor but have lots of money

You live in a nice big house

You are envied by all of your neighbors

Yet through your two windows your soul shouts

 

Your eyes say you aren’t happy

Your eyes say what you have isn’t enough

You are rich when it comes to money

But in life you are poor as dirt

 

What you want you cannot buy

And what you can buy you do not want

So you try to compensate for this lack of funds

But enough will never truly be enough

 

You are poor today just as yesterday

And you will continue to be

If you decide to value what doesn’t matter

Happy you will never be

 

“If you don’t value the right things in life you will forever be poor..” -Monica Renata