Money Poem by William Henry Davies

Money

Rating: 2.4


When I had money, money, O!
I knew no joy till I went poor;
For many a false man as a friend
Came knocking all day at my door.
Then felt I like a child that holds
A trumpet that he must not blow
Because a man is dead; I dared
Not speak to let this false world know.
Much have I thought of life, and seen
How poor men's hearts are ever light;
And how their wives do hum like bees
About their work from morn till night.
So, when I hear these poor ones laugh,
And see the rich ones coldly frown—
Poor men, think I, need not go up
So much as rich men should come down.
When I had money, money, O!
My many friends proved all untrue;
But now I have no money, O!
My friends are real, though very few.

Money
COMMENTS OF THE POEM
Cleveland Gibson 06 July 2011

So true. WHD you should know, you who spent what little you had on showing the world your poetry.

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Lefty Profane 29 October 2012

What a perfect desription of the Obama economic plan: shared misery. Poor men need not go up, so much as rich men should come down. ther man was a true visionary.

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Matthew Newman 02 March 2014

Oh... the poor man might deserve a little raise, and the rich man just might be better off brought down quite the way, -o God forbid! - almost to the poor man's miserable level. If you find that so wrong and abusive I feel you have no heart or have seen nothing, or can't see past your class system perhaps...

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Tapan M. Saren 31 March 2017

Wow! I'm just amazed! Honest Truth of life..

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Sandeep Dongre 28 March 2017

A bitter truth of human relationships which is considerably influenced by the Money.

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Chryzel Arellano 13 March 2022

Biot nag himo ani

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Adeeb Alfateh 11 June 2019

When I had money, money, O! My many friends proved all untrue; But now I have no money, O! My friends are real, though very few....///great 10++++++++++++++++++++++

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dan simmons 10 May 2019

The poems in book, There are the table of contents. The preamble before each poems/meaning. The book is RUBY GEM STREAMM poetry. The book was published by Xlibris May 26,2011. I hold the rights of the book. The book by Dan Simmons. ISBN13 Softcover. 978-1-4026-8034-8 , ISBN13: EBOOK: 978-1-4628-8035-5 . my e-mail is dsimm7081@aol.com . My telephone is 1 817 479 7471 .Home number. The cell number is 1 817 718 8866 .

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Abdullah Syed 04 March 2019

best poem ever in my mnd whole day

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