Day 7’s optional prompt, was to write a poem about money or the value or worth. ~ via The NaPoWriMo Website
Keeping to the theme of poetry’s value, Wallace Stevens famously wrote that “money is a kind of poetry.” So the challenge for day seven is to write about money! It could be about not having enough, having too much (a nice kind of problem to have), the smell, or feel, or sensory aspects of money. It could also just be a poem about how we decide what has value or worth.
So with “Day 7’s Prompt” I chosen the Lyrics from Pink Floyd’s song called “Money” and after that is my Interpretation with a totally different take!
Happy reading and hope you all enjoy!
Money, get away*
Get a good job with more pay and you’re O.K.
Money, it’s a gas
Grab that cash with both hands and make a stash
New car, caviar, four star daydream
Think I’ll buy me a football team
Money, get back I’m alright,
Jack, keep your hands off my stack
Money, it’s a hit
Don’t give me that do goody good bullshit
I’m in the hi-fidelity first class travelling set
And I think I need a Lear jet
Money, it’s a crime
Share it fairly but don’t take a slice of my pie
Money, so they say Is the root of all evil today
But if you ask for a rise it’s no surprise that they’re
Giving none away, away, away
By Pink Floyd
Cold, hard, heavy, metallic
Crisp, green, smooth paper
Opposites yet same
Some worth more than others
A driving force
In every person’s life
Always wanting more
Buying our happiness
They are objects we claim affection for
Yet only objects
They offer no warmth
No human connection
And aren’t these the happiness in life?
© Midwest Fantasy (2015)
SLOWLY but SURELY
Slowly but surely – you are leaving my daily thoughts
Slowly but surely – this crazy addiction is coming to an end
Slowly but surely – I’m no longer craving your contact
Slowly but surely – my desires are under control
Slowly but surely – one day it will no longer hurt me
Slowly but surely – I’m starting to value my own worth
Slowly but surely – I’m no longer your doormat
As I realise now… you just can’t afford me!
© debradml (2015)