Treasure Island

TMA

(Nairobi)

Have Not


Some people have not a worry;
Some people have not a care –
As to money, or where they’ll sleep
Or what they’ll eat or wear…
some people take it for granted
Their luck in all these things;
Some people have not that privilege –
For some people have not anything.

Some people have not a worry;
Some people have not a care –
’Cause they’ve always had a place to call home
And a filling meal to share…
Some people think this is normal;
Some people have never thought
That for others it’s not normal at all –
’cause some people have nought.

Yet money can’t buy happiness;
Or peace of mind maintain
Some of the happiest people
Have not a penny to their name.
Can’t put a price on happiness
Where would you even start?
Peace of mind is priceless
But now I have not even that…

Submitted: Friday, December 03, 2010
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  • Max Saysoff (1/24/2011 12:11:00 PM)

    i like this poem can open eyes to people who have had it all all there life and are you a fan of sinpel plan this poem kind of reminds me of 'welcome to my life' (Report) Reply

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