Elizabeth Padillo Olesen


If I Were A Child In Riches


If I lived in riches as a child
with servants all around
to attend all my needs,
I wouldn’t have learned
to labor by my own hands
and see how each seed
should grow from the ground.

If I lived in riches as a child
with everything provided,
ready made for my taste
and pleasure, I wouldn’t have
learned the mystery from want
and the will to produce
for life’s survival.

Submitted: Thursday, December 12, 2013
Edited: Thursday, December 12, 2013
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  • Veteran Poet - 2,906 Points Khairul Ahsan (12/19/2013 11:39:00 PM)

    A nice poem and a nice realization.
    Manual labor pays rich dividends in life. Sometimes, riches in life are too filthy! (Report) Reply

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