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  Money matters
by Audrey Coatesworth
Monday, July 16, 2012
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Money matters is about how money is distributed, used and abused. No category seems to be appropriate - so 'relationships' in the broadest sense of the word!


 

Money matters
 
There's a shortage of money
In this green, pleasant land
It depends who you are
Or where you may stand
There's money for watching
Any sport you can name
And money for those
Who achieve any fame
Bankers take millions
While others lose all
Some climb ever higher
But many must fall
 
There is money for many
For them there is plenty
But for the old and the frail
The pocket is empty
 
But, what of the children
In the drought stricken places
Where men are fighting
And don't look at dead faces
Seas full of water and
Technology is known
Yet children die thirsty
No compassion is shown
Much money is used
To buy arms to kill
No one gives the women
A preventative pill
 
There is money for many
For them there is plenty
But for hungry children
The basket is empty
 
Money in abundance
But on several sides
Many forms of greed
In its company rides
Blind to distress
Politicians don't bother
They have expenses
Cuts make other's suffer
Homeless, just numbers
To bandy around
While forgotten people
Sleep on bare ground
 
There is money for many
For them there is plenty
But greedy hearts ensure
Others' purses are empty
 
Poem is copyright ACoatesworth2012


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Reviewed by Ronald Hull 7/17/2012
You make a lot of good points here in a hard-hitting poem. There was inequality before there was money and money has made it easier for inequality to become more severe. The failures of communism and socialism have those that believe in capitalism (free enterprise for the rich only) saying that redistributing wealth amounts to rewarding failure and softening our ability to excel.

There is no evidence that the rich (most of who gain their riches through inheritance or manipulating money and not producing a thing) are at the cutting edge of development. Conversely it is usually young people with no credit and no capital, with the next billion-dollar idea that the banks won't lend them money to pursue.

Free enterprise does produce the best and causes the week to fail. However, free enterprise must be fair. Capitalism without restraint leads the same problem as communism without competition.

Ron
Reviewed by Mamta Sharma 7/16/2012
It is so true... very nicely expressed, very emotional poem.Thanks for sharing.
Mamta Sharma
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