Francis Duggan

It Does Speak Every Language - Poem by Francis Duggan

It does speak every language why otherwise pretend
The one with plenty of money is never short of a friend
That the poor have few friends only true for to say
Money speaks every language it is always this way
Those who are homeless and poor without a motor car
Are the people who truly know who their friends are
And though the friends of the wealthy in numbers may grow
Of who their friends are they will never know
There is only one thing worse than being wealthy and unhappy would you not agree
And that is to be unhappy and living in dire poverty
They will never have many friends as few wish to know of the financially down
The poor who do live on the poor side of the town
It is when you are very poor and cannot even afford a cheap old used car
That you come to know of who your true friends are.

Topic(s) of this poem: money

Form: Sonnet

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, April 26, 2018

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