Treasure Island

Julius Babarinsa


What Is The Value Of Money?


Money we all know is a medium of exchange
Buyers and sellers relate to each other through money
The question here is – what is the value of money?
Few say money is the root of all evil
Many say money is the root of prosperity
And how valuable is money
Almost everything is measured by money
People go to work everyday because of money
Wealth of individuals is measured by money
All purchases and transactions are made by money
Every country has a name for its own money
The importance of some countries
In based on the value of their money
What is the value of money?
The rise and fall of foreign exchange
Is used to measure the value of money
Success to many is also measured by money
Corporate positions are measured by money
There are some people who marry for money
What is the value of money?
To many, money is everything
You cannot get many things done without money
Many have pondered and contemplated to ask
Can human beings live without money?
Then, how shall we determine and decide
The prices of individuals and materials
Differences between the rich and the poor
Are calculated in monetary terms
The power bestowed by money
Seems bigger than imagined

Submitted: Monday, January 03, 2005

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  • Lauren Cunningham (9/16/2005 5:35:00 PM)

    I thought this poem was very interesting.
    Yes it is Stating the obvious...but in many ways that is a good thing simply because it is such a controversial issue. Sometimes the obvious has to be stated to get the point across. Due to the way Our world and Capitalism runs it is very clear to me that many people do not see what really is 'obvious.' If they did then this issue would not exist in the first place.
    I think this poem is very strong and clear! (Report) Reply

  • Poetry Hound (1/3/2005 9:29:00 AM)

    Once again Julius, I think you're stating the obvious. Do you have your own emotional or intellectual viewpoint on this topic? Stylistically, and it reads in a very matter-of-fact prose-like way. So I'm not sure why you present it as poetry. My two cents. (Report) Reply

  • Herbert Nehrlich1 (1/3/2005 8:24:00 AM)

    The correct quote is not that money is the root of all evil but that....
    'the love of money is the root of all evil....'
    otherwise an interesting poem.
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