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The Cost of Money {Re-post}
by Connie Hinnen Cook

Thursday, October 30, 2003

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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.


"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."
(Heb. 13:5, NIV)

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Reviewed by Rodd Jokre 11/3/2003
WOw, powerful and a fast ride... Thanks...

Reviewed by Ron (sketchman) Axelson 10/30/2003
So ture, some peoples money makes them ugly.
I've always shared, if someone needs help, I help
I'm no saint, but I've never been greedy......
Thanks for this Connie
Have missed you.....
Reviewed by Floria Kelderhouse (Reader) 10/30/2003
"If you never asked Jesus to save you,
Then you purchased your ticket to Hell.
Just a sure one-way ticket to Hell. "

Connie this is by far the best poem I have ever read on the subject....loved it....floria
Reviewed by Carolyn Red Bear (The Bear Paw) 10/30/2003
Connie, this piece drives home a reality check for many.... great write....
In Spirit,
Reviewed by Nicole Davis Vergara (Reader) 10/30/2003
~WOW and WHEW~
Excellant wake up and smell the coffee before its to late wisdom Connie!
Reviewed by Christine Morell 10/30/2003
Very well said Connie. Beautifully written and laced with wisdom.
Reviewed by Paul Berube 10/30/2003
Connie, we better do something because one thing's for sure, " Ya can't take it with you."
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