Treasure Island

Sandra Martyres

(5th October / Mumbai - India)

My humble abode

Money, money, money
In a rich man’s world
Honey, honey, honey
I don’t belong there
You have to understand
I won’t do anything underhanded
Even if it means losing you
To one of the spoilt and rich few
True it will break my heart
And perhaps I will never make a new start
But I have my principles and taboos
And you need to respect them too
I prefer having less but staying peaceful
Rather than being rich and feeling miserable
If you think you can share my views
I will be more than willing to welcome you
To share my humble abode
Located on the next parallel road

Submitted: Wednesday, May 06, 2009
Edited: Saturday, May 23, 2009

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  • Kesav Easwaran (5/20/2009 1:57:00 AM)

    Those 'principles and taboos' you mentioned there are good to preserve inside...they keep your mind always a peaceful abode...good poem...thanks...10 (Report) Reply

  • Michael Harmon (5/13/2009 1:22:00 AM)

    This is a sentiment I can appreciate, Sandra. Nice expression of it!

    One suggestion. These days, it's okay to rhyme 'understand' with 'underhanded'.
    I would suggest changing 'underhand' to 'underhanded', which would be more syntactically correct, and still be a modern rhyme. (Report) Reply

  • Meggie Gultiano (5/7/2009 6:24:00 AM)

    nor i belong to that class, Sandra. I am rich in friends through and through, and the love of my family.I am poor, and prefer it that way, because i have peace inside.
    A strong message you have here, and definitely an eye opener.
    With real friends and the love of my family, my day is well taken cared of.
    Thanks a lot for this great sharing (Report) Reply

  • Mamta Agarwal (5/6/2009 10:18:00 AM)

    you caqn only live with someone who shares your values. at the end of the day you want peace of mind. very well expressed 10

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