Tom Higgins

(Egremont)

Ultimately We're All Green


They say it's easier to die if you've got nowt,
so little that's good to leave behind!
But for the wealthy it must be much harder,
with all that comfort and luxury in mind.
The poor are taught to expect zero,
and that is just what they get,
the rich all have great expectations,
and they all know that these will be met.
So all through Life's divided journey,
the contrast is massive, and stark.
There are those who thrive in the sunshine,
and those who wither in the dark.
But in the end we all become equal,
and money means nothing at all,
when you're returned to the eartb and recycled,
the main course at the ugly bug ball!

Submitted: Saturday, March 03, 2012
Edited: Saturday, March 03, 2012

Do you like this poem?
0 person liked.
0 person did not like.

What do you think this poem is about?



Read this poem in other languages

This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.

I would like to translate this poem »

word flags

What do you think this poem is about?

Comments about this poem (Ultimately We're All Green by Tom Higgins )

Enter the verification code :

  • Rookie - 0 Points Martin O'Neill (3/10/2012 8:16:00 AM)

    Excellent! Have to say, I would still like a FEW luxuries whilst on this mortal plane though. I am more than happy to leave them behind when I leave.
    I don't want a big expensive stone over me either, a tree will do nicely and I can dropp apples on people later just for fun. (Report) Reply

Read all 2 comments »

PoemHunter.com Updates

New Poems

  1. Only if..., Ntando.B Da poet
  2. Patience & Acceptance, Tom Zart
  3. I am a stream, DEEPAK KUMAR PATTANAYAK
  4. THE WIDOW, john chizoba vincent
  5. They Are The Bamiyan Buddhas, You Fire N.., Bijay Kant Dubey
  6. Mundamala Kali, Bijay Kant Dubey
  7. LETTER TO A MOTHER 2, john chizoba vincent
  8. The Festival of Lights, Deepawali, Bijay Kant Dubey
  9. To Loving Partha Sarothi -A Token Of Love., Bazi alis Subrata Ray
  10. Picking At Sores, Kyle Schlicher

Poem of the Day

poet William Butler Yeats

WINE comes in at the mouth
And love comes in at the eye;
That's all we shall know for truth
Before we grow old and die.
I lift the glass to my mouth,
...... Read complete »

 

Modern Poem

poet Anna Akhmatova

 

Member Poem

poet Sumita Datta

Trending Poems

  1. Dreams, Langston Hughes
  2. The Road Not Taken, Robert Frost
  3. Annabel Lee, Edgar Allan Poe
  4. Still I Rise, Maya Angelou
  5. Phenomenal Woman, Maya Angelou
  6. A Drinking Song, William Butler Yeats
  7. I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings, Maya Angelou
  8. Daffodils, William Wordsworth
  9. As I Grew Older, Langston Hughes
  10. Do Not Go Gentle Into That Good Night, Dylan Thomas

Trending Poets

[Hata Bildir]