Armistead Lindsey

Freshman - 816 Points (09/10/1996 / Frome)

The Honest Value - Poem by Armistead Lindsey

Where does the honest value lie?
You measure it with paper,
The weight of metal in your pocket,
Disregarding the real appraisal.
Happiest to assign digits to all things:
Interaction: reduced to a number,
Friendship: summed up by addition.
You see price tags above our heads,
Exploitation in our situations,
Yet opportunity in our kindness.
To give and give freely,
Is not possessed in your nature,
I'm almost certain of it.
You miss the enjoyment of value,
When mercenary needs control,
To take and take greedily,
Is to abuse the true treasures:

Topic(s) of this poem: friendship, money, value

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, September 15, 2015

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