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The Cost of Money
by Connie Hinnen Cook
Tuesday, October 29, 2002

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How much did your money cost you?
Was the ladder of wealth hard to climb?
Did you stage some attacks,
Perhaps stab a few backs ~
Did it take all your effort, your time?

How much did your money cost you?
Was your home full of peace or unrest?
At the close of the day
Could you honestly say
That you'd given your family your best?

Did you have a nice home?
Did you drive a fine car?
Now you're six feet below ~
Will it get you that far?

How much did your money cost you?
Was that paycheck your only reward?
All those hours pulling strings
Just to buy you more things ~
But no time for the things of the Lord?

How much did your money cost you?
Did you look in the mirror with pride?
Or did greed run amuck
For that Almighty Buck
Till you pushed your own conscience aside?

Did it cost you your soul?
Did you dawdle in sin?
Now you're outside of Heav'n ~
Can you bribe your way in?

Oh, Satan appears as an angel
In guise of supporting one's own ~
If your god becomes cash,
Your life's gone in a flash,
And your time on this planet has flown.

Have the fanciest stone in the graveyard,
Have the prettiest casket they sell,
If you never asked Jesus to save you,
Then you purchased your ticket to Hell.
Just a sure one-way ticket to Hell.

--Connie

"Keep your lives free
from the love of money
and be content with what you have,
because God has said,
Never will I leave you;
never will I forsake you."
(Hebrews 13:5 NIV)

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Reviewed by Amber Lynn (Reader) 1/2/2003
Excellent thoughts and powerful words. Thank you.
Reviewed by m j hollingshead 11/15/2002
good one
Reviewed by Sherry Gibson 11/12/2002
Strong message and wisdom. I rated this a ten because it's so very well written. I could debate many of these ideas for hours! :) But the write is excellent.

Sherry
Reviewed by Cathy Montgomery (Reader) 10/29/2002
Another excellent write with deep wisdom...
Like the creative way you expressed it!
Reviewed by Sandy Forbes (Reader) 10/29/2002
This poem is candid and crisp; laced with brilliance and wisdom. The image is startling and bold. The dynamic truth of it causes a person to take a look in the mirror. I enjoyed this read.
Reviewed by Sally Montoye (Reader) 10/29/2002
Excellent write! Powerful truth! Blessings
Reviewed by Neptune Sailor 10/29/2002
so truthful!
Reviewed by Jack Roberts 10/29/2002
Wonderful Job !!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Jack
Reviewed by Janet Caldwell 10/29/2002
Amen! Thank you for the reminder.

JC xoxoxoxo
Reviewed by Lisa Hilbers 10/29/2002
Connie, this is truly awesome! So many need to read this and take it to heart,,,Great job,,,Lisa
Reviewed by na na (Reader) 10/29/2002
Profound!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 10/29/2002
interesting, but it says volumes!!
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