Charles M Moore

Rookie - 319 Points (1953 june / Glasgow Scotland.)

If I Had The Money. - Poem by Charles M Moore

If I had the money I'd live by the seaside
an old Scottish castle would really suit me
I'd paint in the morning and write in the evening
and save afternoons to learn philosophy

I'd invite men of honour to come round for dinner
and ladies of leisure would visit for tea
at weekends we'd go and watch deer in the heather
and view salmon leap in the river near me

I would have partys with hundreds of pipers
low flying aircraft would fly overhead
Princes and Envoys would vie for my wisdom
and praise every word from my lips that was said

Yogis would teach me exotic religions
scholars would ask me for comments on God
and I would be courteous, and ask them politely
which God they referred to in heaven above

With plenty of money I'd help all the needy
put food on their table and help cure the sick
I'd make up an army of craftsmen and workers
providing them shelter from war and the rich

An old poet dreaming? , a young sage rebelling?
I'll write what I'm feeling for that which I love
you may have alternative ways of describing
but my thoughts are quite clearly written above.

Comments about If I Had The Money. by Charles M Moore

  • (10/15/2006 9:31:00 AM)

    A wonderful musing, Charlie! We could use a world leader or two with these leanings, hey? Nice to see you back with your inimitable style. Esther : ] (Report)Reply

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  • Linda Ori (10/15/2006 1:39:00 AM)

    Beautiful, just beautiful, Charlie! The rolling hills and heather often call to a part of me that I don't understand. The scene you conjure up here is warm and inviting. You find the castle, and I'll be on the next plane! lol! Love this one, and I so enjoy your style of writing, as I've said many times. A ten for such an enchanting write.

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, October 14, 2006

Poem Edited: Saturday, October 16, 2010

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