selvin mcrae

Rookie (FEB 6 1975 / BLACK RIVER ST. ELIZABETH JAMAICA)

The Poor - Poem by selvin mcrae

The Poor
Written by Selvin ‘ewan’ McRae

Being wealthy will make many friends
While the poor is separated from their neighbors
He that gives to the poor giveth to jah
While he that exalted the poor exalted jah

Our riches and inheritance are from jah
But ye with an idle soul shall suffer hunger
The desire of one’s heart is upon his kindness
No need to proclaim to everyone your goodness

Everyone is friend to ye that is a cheerful giver
No one recognizes those that has no gifts to give
Limit thy sleep before you face poverty
Open your eyes, receive bread and be satisfied

Blessed are the poor in spirit they say
For kingdom of heaven is theirs
The poor have the Lord as their shepherd
So they will never want or go a stray

The wicked regarded not the poor
While the rich boasteth in his wealth
It is easier for a camel to go through a needle eye
Than it is for a man who isn’t poor to enter Zion

One can be poor yet great in riches
One can be wealthy yet poor as destruction
The richest is ye that is rich in god
Yet so poor is the wealthy man who is poor in truth


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Poem Submitted: Wednesday, December 2, 2009



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