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What Is Money?
by Zahala San Simone

Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Rated "G" by the Author.
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I once knew a young woman who had a reaonsonably good job, but was new to the single working woman routine. She just couldn't understand why she couldn't make ends meet each month. Turns out that she was spending more than she made...thinking that a show of wealth was what would get her ahead. Finally, I explained to her that most folks spend less than they earn, and save...LOL! This piece was inspired by her laments about her financial woes...

Money, they say,
Is the root of all evil…

I wouldn’t know;

I’ve never had enough to make a difference.

For you see,
When money comes--
So do bills.

And then money leaves.

Sounds like my love life.
Here today.

Gone today.

Save what for a rainy tomorrow?
It only rains
When you don’t have an umbrella.

To lament is futile.

The fact remains and cannot be denied—

To gain wealth is to live a Spartan life.

And why would I try that
I might only live once?

That would only make me miserable
And lead to me to shop….

Which would lead me to bills…..

Which would lead me to no money……

Which would lead me right back to…

The present.
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Reviewed by Joyce Bowling 12/15/2006
So true, so true...great write, great advice, and words that we could all live by. Very appropriate timing as well...loved it!
Merry Christmas,
Joyce Bowling
Reviewed by Jennifer Butler 12/14/2006
The present ---- it's what you made while you were working.
Reviewed by Andy Turner (Reader) 12/13/2006
Good poem, he say's cutting up his credit cards..
Reviewed by Felix Perry 12/12/2006
Yea I think more then your friend fell into that trap and I know I was one of them. We think there is always tomorrow to save and put aside but then all of a sudden tomorrow is here.

Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 12/12/2006
Like someone before me said, "Money doesn't even slow doown when it gets to me." A lot of truth to this well-constructed poem . . . Here is the address for a FREE download of my novel, "fairy!: A Cautionary Tale," if you want to check it out . . .
Reviewed by Dove JoAnne Cromp (Reader) 12/12/2006
Alot of insight here..

Reviewed by Kimmy Van Kooten 12/12/2006
How funny is this? I agree wholeheartedly! It is a viscious cyle!
Oh well~ Guess I need to focus on something else! Smiles!
Love and Peace~
Reviewed by CJ Heck 12/12/2006
This is pure enchantment, Wendi -- I love how your poetic mind works, my friend. Again pure enchantment. I especially love the ending!
Reviewed by Gwendolyn Thomas Gath 12/12/2006
true, a nice write Wendi
Reviewed by Rusty Daily 12/12/2006
No way you can argue with this logic. lol
Well done.
Reviewed by richard cederberg 12/12/2006
Oh this is so deliciously cynical.

It does seem like a bloody vicious cycle that leads us back to where it started.

Light and Wisdom ...
Richard Lloyd Cederberg
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 12/12/2006
As far as I am concerned, Wendi (and as my father used to say) money is a necessary evil in this world. Love your thoughts here. Thank you. Love and peace,


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