james johnson

Ode To Cheapskates - Poem by james johnson

I'm most gratefull for whatever it is within my psyche
that precludes my being possessive of nature
For what an ultimate flaw in the human psyche
is possession for the sake of possession
How pathetic are those, who would compare their possessions
with that of others and in the process thereoff get turned on
they who would during the course of their lives
deny themselves the pleasures of this world
in the interest of acquiring more possessions
Like some I've known who've led a parsimonious existence
and for all their self denial, ended up with what would amount to
nothing more than pocket change for the average jet setter

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, May 19, 2005

Poem Edited: Thursday, May 19, 2005

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